An article in The Guardian published in late March has highlighted that the UK Government is not widely testing drinking water for PFAS, which studies have linked to numerous health issues.
New research shows persistent pollutants present in UK otters above toxic thresholds decades after ban
In a study published last month, researchers at The Cardiff University Otter Project have found evidence of worrying levels of persistent pollutants in otters.
Do you know which chemicals are present in the household products you use every day?
A new investigation in The Guardian co-published with Type Investigations tested dozens of household items for ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS contamination.
Earlier this month the environment and wildlife coalition Wildlife and Countryside LINK – of which CHEM Trust is a part – launched the new ‘State of Nature’ campaign, calling for the UK Prime Minister to put strong nature protections into law.
At the beginning of 2021 the UK formally left the EU, and a new system has started to regulate the use of industrial chemicals. But the UK chemical industry is asking for changes to this new system that would result in the possibility that people and the environment would be less protected from hazardous chemicals.
A new report released in the American Journal of Public Health shows that substantial evidence links exposure to some phthalate chemicals with increased risks for child learning, attention, and behavioural problems.
New book ‘Count Down’ highlights the threat that harmful chemicals pose to fertility and reproductive development
New book ‘Count Down’ by Dr Shanna Swan, published this week, highlights how exposure to hazardous chemicals is harming our fertility and reproductive development, and impacting the future of the human race.
New study from Danish Consumer Council finds suspected hormone disrupting chemicals in almost 1 in 4 deodorants
Do you know what chemicals are present in your deodorant? A new ingredients review by the Danish Consumer Council has found that almost 1 in 4 deodorants could contain substances that researchers and authorities suspect of being disruptive to the hormonal system.
NGO Fidra delivers petition to UK leading supermarkets demanding action on unwanted chemicals in food packaging
This week the Scottish Environmental NGO Fidra delivered their petition with almost 12,000 signatures to the UK’s leading supermarkets, demanding to remove PFAS chemicals from food packaging, amidst growing concerns linking exposure to health problems, and to long-term environmental harm.
A recent comparative study on cosmetics highlights the importance of knowing what chemicals are in the products you are buying, particularly when shopping online.