Maine will need more than EVs and chargers to reduce carbon pollution.
Microplastics: A vast but barely visible problem
Microplastic pollution, overlooked for decades, continue to pervade bodies, air, oceans and soils.
‘Forever chemicals’ expose the need for systemic changes
Regulatory failings underlying the PFAS crisis were evident 60 years ago and are more pronounced today.
The price of PFAS: ‘Forever chemicals’ generate boundless costs
Maine’s strong policy response could mitigate future expenses, but short-term expenditures are proliferating and many costs remain untallied.
The long road to recovering PFAS damages
With Maine facing escalating costs from contamination due to ‘forever chemicals,’ work is under way to recoup some losses.
Forever exposure, forever anxiety: Coping with the inescapable toxicity of PFAS
Found in water, air, soil, food, consumer products and work settings, “forever chemicals” pose risks to both physical health and mental well-being.
Maine’s law to reduce PFAS in products is off to a slow start
Under Maine’s phased-in PFAS ban, manufacturers will soon be required to report on PFAS types and volumes in products, but the state is granting many businesses a 6-month extension.
How you can reduce your PFAS body burden
Individual actions can minimize exposure to “forever chemicals” until policy measures, like Maine’s ban on PFAS in products, take effect.
A Spreading Problem: How PFAS got into soils and food systems
Risks from ‘forever chemicals’ have ended a half-century of spreading sludge onto Maine farmland and raised unanswered questions about contamination of foods.
PFAS to Go: Many takeout containers and wrappers risk contaminating foods
Maine enacted legislation to foster use of safer food packaging materials, but three years later the state has yet to begin rule-making.
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