Environment News 

PFAS and Other Harmful Chemicals Found in a U.S. Protected River

​St. Croix River – a federally protected stream – is facing a sinister threat coming from toxic industrial elements associated with several health issues, as per a report published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The report says that per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, utilized in nonstick and stain-resistant pans, rugs, and numerous other products, have been detected in the river. Agency representatives said they were found last year in a water sample collected close to the Minnesota Department of Transportation drainage pipe. PFAS and Their Impact on…

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News Science 

E-Cigarettes Contain Extremely Toxic Compounds Because of the Mixed Chemicals in Them

A team of researchers has demonstrated that ​flavorings found in the e-cigarettes mixed with solvents produce some new extremely toxic chemicals that irritate and damage the airways, causing reactions that lead to breathing and heart and blood vessel issues. The findings of the new research were presented at the online-only European Respiratory Society International Congress. New Chemicals Form Sven-Eric Jordt, associate professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology, and cancer biology at Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina, U.S.A, told the attendees that manufacturers argue that e-cigarettes are safe as they vaporize…

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