Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 8:13 am PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Flickr / HereStanding A class of industrially produced chemicals called PFAS are found in many products, including cosmetics, fire-retardant foams, and food packaging. Almost everyone in the industrialized world has some of these so-called "forever chemicals" in their blood. But scientific evidence suggests they may also be linked with cancer and other serious health issues. More than 30 communities across the US have water sources that are contaminated with dangerously high levels of PFAS chemicals. In the US, consumers usually assume that the water coming out of our taps has been thoroughly tested and is safe to drink. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Half of Malawi was hit by the worst floods on record in 2015 . Over one million people were affected. Almost 300 people were killed or went missing and more than 370,000 were displaced. Floods are a constant threat in … [Read more...] about Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates. Here’s what to know about PFAS.
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Is your business simply chasing a profit, or are you trying to accomplish something good in the world? It’s an important thing to consider, especially in light of the recent letter by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in which he urged CEOs to align their business goals with doing good, as “society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose.” It’s clear that today’s consumers and investors are increasingly concerned over whether the businesses they spend money on are helping to serve the greater good. This is further illustrated by programmes such as the Chivas Venture, a yearly global competition specifically designed to support social entrepreneurs with $1 million in no-strings funding. In last year’s competition, several world-changing startups were able to make a name for themselves and gain additional resources toward accomplishing their goals. The wide range of services they provide … [Read more...] about 10 startups busy saving the planet while you can’t even separate your waste