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A group of 30 senior chemists and environmental scientists have raised concerns with ministers about the loss of access to EU chemical safety data and industry lobbying to dilute post-Brexit requirements
Chemicals giant DuPont's shareholders have voted to force the company to produce an annual report outlining the amount of pre-production plastic the company has accidentally released into the environment
Multinational consumer goods firm Unilever is now selling a laundry detergent product made with a surfactant manufactured from carbon captured from industrial emissions
DEFRA is seeking views on revisions to its proposals for international bans on a plastic anti-oxidant, a flame retardant and a long-banned insecticide
Toxic PFAS 'forever chemicals' are 'pervasive' in building materials, exposing workers and the public to the substances, a report has warned
Two recent Public Accounts Committee inquiries have questioned DEFRA’s ability to lead other departments, and even its own agencies, to achieve its aims for the environment. Catherine Early reports
The UK’s industrial past has left a toxic legacy, but getting information about what might be lurking near to people’s homes can prove painfully difficult, finds Danny Halpin
PFAS poisoning: Why is so little known about the presence of ‘forever chemicals’ in UK drinking water?
Countries across the world are scrambling to understand and curb the impacts of toxic chemicals which have made their way into drinking water supplies and have been linked to a range of diseases including at least two cancers. But there are no routine tests for it in the UK. Rachel Salvidge asks why
Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant
US attorney Robert Bilott has worked for two decades to get justice for those harmed by ‘forever chemical’ PFOA, with his efforts leading to multi-million dollar legal payouts, a Hollywood movie and the shocking revelation that every American has the substance in their blood. But the battle is far from over, and now it’s global
Now that the UK has fully left the EU, is the government seeking to roll back regulation in a bid to stimulate the economy? Yes. Will that inevitably undermine environmental protections? Not necessarily, reports Adam Branson
In January DEFRA granted an ‘emergency authorisation’ for the use of Cruiser SB, which contains the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam, much to the disgust of environmentalists
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