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Louisville neighborhoods use trees to fend off heart disease

The poets were right after all: Trees have miraculous and unexplored powers.


We're big fans of veteran environmental journalist Jim Bruggers, who gives us yet another reason to take a break and walk the woods. Turns out trees could be more effective than statins in lowering blood cholesterol, a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

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The glass world

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Pittsburgh

Attention Pittsburgh — Let's talk PFAS

As part of an ongoing reporting collaboration to cover PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania, EHN and Pittsburgh-based PublicSource are holding a community forum next month for residents to hear from reporters and experts on health concerns, state contamination and cleanup progress.

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Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

Mice exposed in the womb to a chemical used in PVC plastic, door and window frames, blinds, water pipes, and medical devices were more likely to suffer from prediabetes and obesity, according to a study released this week.

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