PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES, KNOWN AS PFAS CHEMICALS, constitute a multi-billion dollar family of chemicals that are widely used to make water-, grease- and stain-repellent coatings. They’re also used in a vast array of consumer goods and industrial applications. These chemicals are notoriously persistent in the environment and the human body, and some have been linked to serious health effects.
Because PFAS chemicals are so widely used and contaminate the environment in so many ways—including through product degradation and pollution discharges—scientists and regulators have had difficulty tracing the exact routes that PFAS chemicals may take as they find their way into human blood. Their presence in blood is a near-universal phenomenon in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Green buildings are booming and home builders and buyers are paying attention. New homes are built with tight insulation, efficient water features and appliances, and sustainable materials to appeal to eco-conscious buyers. With the growing interest in going green, new home tech is coming out all of the time, so it’s easier than ever to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Energy-efficient homes are designed to reduce energy consumption and waste. If the thought of upgrading your home sounds stressful for expensive, know that it absolutely doesn’t have to be! Here are 5 easy changes you can make to get started.
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Babies are miraculous things to behold, especially when you’re a parent. Now, while having a baby is a responsibility in of itself, not many parents think about how they can be more eco-friendly in their parenting.
Wait! Eco-friendliness in parenting? You heard right!
In this article, we’ll show you 7 tips on how to be an eco-friendlier parent, where both you and baby are not only happy together, but are also doing a world of good on the environment. Read on!
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As you visit stores or shop online, you’ve probably noticed that more companies are choosing to go green. Newer generations want to be more involved in sustainability and eco-friendly products than older people, which is why you see more green products.
While it’s great that consumers like you are more aware of what you purchase, not all businesses are truthful about their products, which results in greenwashing.
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You can do your part in minimizing the environmental impact of the pandemic on our world. From ordering packages to your apartment in minimal packaging to encouraging communal recycling efforts with other renters; small changes can be made that make a big difference. Check out this guide by ApartmentGuide to recycling in the age of COVID-19 below.
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