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EPA takes action on PFAS, ‘forever chemicals’ found in products ranging from cosmetics to food packaging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap on Monday to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are widely used in industry and consumer products. They’re highly persistent in the environment. Read more →


FDA voluntary guidelines on salt reduction are a first step, but long-term targets are needed

The Food and Drug Administration issued voluntary, short-term sodium reduction targets Wednesday for processed, packaged, and prepared foods. The FDA said limiting sodium in the American diet can help prevent diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Read more →


Facts and figures for Halloween 2021

Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020. About 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, up from 58 percent in 2020 and compared to 68 percent in 2019 before the covid-19 pandemic. Read more →


PFAS is being banned from food packaging in California

PFAS, called “forever chemicals,” are being banned in paper-based food packaging in California under a law signed Tuesday. The new law also requires the disclosure of toxic substances in cookware. It bans paper-based food packaging using PFAS chemicals starting Jan. 1, 2023. Read more →