Northwestern U. Chemists Discover Simple Way to Destroy ‘Forever Chemicals’

Northwestern U. Chemists Discover Simple Way to Destroy ‘Forever Chemicals’

PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), commonly used manufactured chemicals, are often called “forever chemicals,” because they can’t be safely destroyed and take thousands of years to break down naturally.  Found in everything from our drinking water to common household products like cookware, cosmetics, and upholstery fabrics, PFAS have...

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5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims are Rising

5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims are Rising

Environmental insurance (also known as Pollution insurance) provides coverage for loss or damages resulting from the unexpected release of pollutants, including claims for bodily injury, property damage, cleanup costs, and business interruption. It's important to know that standard General Liability and Property insurance policies exclude most...

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How Rising Sea Levels Will Impact Property & Environmental Insurance

How Rising Sea Levels Will Impact Property & Environmental Insurance

Climate change has been making headlines recently, and now experts predict that global warming will lead to substantial sea level rise in the coming years. In fact, scientists are forecasting a one-foot rise in sea level over the next 30 years. To put this into perspective, government agencies including NASA, NOAA, and USGS, anticipate that the...

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PFAS: How “The New Asbestos” Will Affect the Insurance Industry

PFAS: How “The New Asbestos” Will Affect the Insurance Industry

This past month, the Biden administration announced a three-year plan to regulate and reduce the use and spread of PFAS, while also doubling down on cleaning up PFAS already released into the environment. These toxic chemicals are widely used in many consumer and industrial products and are linked to numerous serious health conditions. Due to...

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