Category Archives: Toxics

Thursday, February 29 from 7-8:30pm. Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium (330 Homer Street, Newton). LWVN – together with its cosponsors Better Action Now on Artificial Turf in Newton, Green Newton, and Mothers Out Front Newton – will hold a presentation … Read More

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm. Online. Join a special Sierra Club virtual screening of “Burned,” a short film about PFAS and the firefighters on the front line of PFAS exposure. There will be a Q&A with the Sierra Club National … Read More

Tuesday, February 20 from 8-9am. Online. Artificial turf is favored by those who want the short term ease of maintenance and longer playtime for youth, but it comes with long term consequences for our health and the health of the … Read More

Introduced by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, the documentary film We’re All Plastic People Now investigates the hidden story of plastic and its effects on human health. In an era of throw-away ease, convenience has cost us our well-being. We’re … Read More

Most people do not realize that all laundry detergent pods (and a newer format, dissolvable sheets), are made from a petroleum-based plastic called Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH). While this film dissolves, it does not disappear or readily biodegrade. Research … Read More