A toxic close call in Lake Michigan/Solar-made nylon

May 17, 2017

A recent accidental spill of toxic, potentially cancer causing hexavalent chromium in northern Indiana from the U.S. Steel Plant in the area has been given the all-clear by the EPA. But, it raises many concerns for Americans at at time where funding for the agency’s being cut by the Trump administration.  Rachel Havrelock is founder of the Freshwater Lab, which works to communicate Great Lakes water issues to the general public.

Nylon, which a great fabric because of how adaptable and durable it is, may be replace by something more sustainable that doesn’t rely on fossil fuels.  A new textile which is made from using solar energy has been discovered by Miguel Modesto and his team at NYU.

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