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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world

PFA chemicals found in toilet paper

All toilet paper from across the globe checked for toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” contained the compounds, and the waste flushed down toilets and sent to sewage treatment plants probably creates a significant source of water pollution, new research has found.

Once in the wastewater plant, the chemicals can be packed in sewage sludge that is eventually spread on cropland as fertilizer, or spilt into waterways.

“Toilet paper should be considered as a potentially major source of PFAS entering wastewater treatment systems,” the study’s authors wrote.

PFAS are a class of about 14,000 chemicals typically used to make thousands of consumer products resist water, stains and heat. They are called “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down, and they are linked to cancer, fetal complications, liver disease, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders and other serious health issues.





Biden tells US to have confidence in banks after 2 collapse, including NY bank

President talks about bank failuresPresident Joe Biden insisted Monday that the nation’s banking system was safe, seeking to project calm after the collapse of two banks stirred fears of a broader upheaval and prompted regulators to offer emergency loans to banks to stave off additional failures.

“Your deposits will be there when you need them,” Biden said.

Despite the message from the White House, investors continued to dump shares in bank stocks. Shares of First Republic Bank plunged more than 70% even after the bank said it was accessing emergency funding from the Federal Reserve as well as additional funds from JPMorgan Chase.

U.S. regulators closed the Silicon Valley Bank on Friday after depositors rushed to withdraw their funds all at once. It was the second largest bank failure in U.S. history, behind only the 2008 failure of Washington Mutual. New York-based Signature Bank also failed Sunday.



'Another tragic story': 3-year old girl accidentally shoots and kills 4-year-old sister in Houston

3 yr old kills 4 yr old

Prosecutors will determine whether any adults will face charges after an unsupervised 3-year-old accidentally shot and killed her 4-year-old sister at their home in Houston, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called the Sunday shooting a “very preventable” situation.

“It seems like another tragic story of a child getting access to a firearm and hurting someone else,” Gonzalez said at a news conference.

Police say the investigation is in the preliminary phase.

"Everyone's impacted, a community's impacted when a child loses their life in this way," Gonzalez said.


1 officer killed, 1 in serious condition after being shot in Missouri; manhunt underway for shooter

Police officer killed in Mo.

Police in Missouri  were searching Monday  for a man wanted in connection with a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another late Sunday night.

Hermann Police Department Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith died of his injuries at a hospital after being shot at a convenience store in the small town just before 9:30 p.m., the Missouri Highway Patrol announced early Monday.

Hermann is a city about 80 miles west of St. Louis near the center of the Missouri Rhineland and south of the Missouri River.

The second officer shot, who has not been identified, remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday, troopers said.


Biden to put Arctic waters off limits to new oil leases as Willow decision looms

Biden to put Arctic waters off limits

President Joe Biden will declare the entire U.S. Arctic Ocean off limits to new oil and gas leasing, even as a decision looms on whether it will approve a controversial oil project in Alaska, according to a senior administration official.

The administration will also announce Monday new rules meant to make 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska off limits for new leases, the official said. Those protections would extend to the Teshekpuk Lake, Utukok Uplands, Colville River, Kasegaluk Lagoon, and Peard Bay Special Areas, the official said.

But these rules would not affect the controversial Willow project, which the administration is expected to greenlight this week, because ConocoPhillips already has leases. That drilling project would produce up to 180,000 barrels a day of oil in the Alaska wilderness — an anticipated decision that has drawn the ire of environmentalists.


A waterlogged California is bracing for yet another atmospheric river

California floodsCalifornia has been inundated with intense rainfall since Friday, causing widespread flooding and mudslides. Though the rain dwindled Sunday, the state is bracing for another atmospheric river expected to make landfall as soon as Monday night.

That is forecast to bring more rain and snow — and more flooding — through Wednesday.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency in 21 counties, and President Biden has also approved his request for federal assistance.

Officials said at least two people died in recent severe weather in the state. A spokesperson for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Sunday that the agency hasn't received any notification of fatalities from local officials for the current round of storms so far.


Yellen Says No Federal Bailout For Collapsed Silicon Valley Bank

Janet YellenTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that the federal government would not bail out Silicon Valley Bank, but is working to help depositors who are concerned about their money.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insures deposits up to $250,000, but many of the companies and wealthy people who used the bank — known for its relationships with technology startups and venture capital — had more than that amount in their account. There are fears that some workers across the country won’t receive their paychecks.

Yellen, in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” provided few details on the government’s next steps. But she emphasized that the situation was much different from the financial crisis almost 15 years ago, which led to bank bailouts to protect the industry.

“We’re not going to do that again,” she said. “But we are concerned about depositors, and we’re focused on trying to meet their needs.


Elon Musk Doubles Down On Jan. 6 Denial With Defense Of 'QAnon Shaman'

Elon Musk defends QAnon Shaman

Twitter overlord Elon Musk showed sympathy on Friday for the Capitol rioter dubbed the “QAnon Shaman,” in the billionaire’s latest effort to downplay the deadly events of Jan. 6, 2021.

“Free Jacob Chansley,” Musk tweeted to his 130 million followers, apparently suggesting the rioter’s sentence was unwarranted.

Chansley had earned his nickname by raiding the U.S. Capitol bare-chested on Jan. 6 with a furry Viking-style hat and face paint, carrying an American flag zip-tied to a spear.

For making threats and disrupting Congress as its members attempted to certify the results of the 2020 election, Chansley got 41 months in prison, or just shy of three and a half years.


Norfolk Southern hired the firm testing air in East Palestine homes. Experts warn the checks are lacking

E. Palestine train wreckLast month, Brenda Foster stood on the railroad tracks at the edge of her yard in East Palestine, Ohio and watched a smoky inferno billow from the wreckage of a derailed train. The chemicals it was carrying – and the fire that consumed them – were so toxic that the entire area had to evacuate. Foster packed up her 87-year-old mother and they fled to stay with relatives.

With a headache, sore throat, burning eyes and a cough, Foster returned home five days later – as soon as authorities allowed. So when she saw on TV that there was a hotline for residents with health concerns, she dialed as soon as the number popped up on the screen.

The people who arrived offered to test the air inside her home for free. She was so eager to learn the results, she didn’t look closely at the paper they asked her to sign. Within minutes of taking measurements with a hand-held machine, one of them told her they hadn’t detected any harmful chemicals. Foster moved her mother back the same day.


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