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There are concerning carcinogens in Western Pennsylvania water

A national report finds cancer-causing chemicals in Pittsburgh's drinking water, including a disinfection byproduct at levels 3 times the national average

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Do we know enough about the safety of quat disinfectants?

In the last 10 years, scientists have linked quats to reproductive and developmental problems in animals, and found they can disrupt key cellular processes. So far there's no data linking the compounds to toxicity in humans, but some scientists say there's more to be done to fully assess quats' safety.

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Pennsylvania DEP pushes greenhouse gas pact

Pennsylvania would receive $300 million in 2022 from the sale of emissions credits and reduce its emissions of climate changing carbon dioxide by more than 180 million tons over the next decade if it joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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This is inequity at the boiling point

Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.