Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.

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A Texas town takes on fracking as a racial justice issue

Just after passing resolutions to elevate the needs of Black and Hispanic residents, the Arlington City Council took an unusual stand on drilling. 
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Otters are thriving. That's great for all of us

Otters can help determine a river's health. Researchers studied otters throughout the state. What they found could be good news for humans.
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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Born with malformed limbs 52 years ago, thalidomide victim still fights for compensation

Noëlla Hébert is one of three New Brunswickers who are still in court, after decades of arguing that they deserve to be recognized and compensated as victims of thalidomide.
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A flame retardant commonly found in vintage furniture may be affecting human sperm

Many pre-1976 consumer goods and appliances contain biphenyl-153, which decreases sperm quality and can cause birth defects
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Connecting the dots between environmental injustice and coronavirus

Scientist Sacoby Wilson has long focused on health issues related to environmental injustice. In an e360 interview, he discusses how social and environmental inequality have contributed to the outsized impact of COVID-19.

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How DuPont may avoid paying to clean up a toxic 'forever chemical'

Cleanups and health care costs tied to the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS could reach into the billions. Has DuPont found a way not to pay?
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Can your well water make you sick? No testing is required in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's one million private wells are not monitored by any government agency and no maximum contaminant levels are enforced for private systems. There are 38,000 private wells in Lancaster County alone.

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South Sudan buries reports on oil pollution, birth defects

Environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press describe alarming birth defects, miscarriages and other health problems among residents of the region and soldiers who have been stationed there.

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Brazil’s big agricultural strategy: pesticides

The South American nation is bucking the global trend.
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Plastic additive linked to excessive reproductive abnormalities

New findings shed light as to how DEHP, a common chemical in plastic, may impact human reproductive health.
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Plastic additive linked to excessive reproductive abnormalities

New findings shed light as to how DEHP, a common chemical in plastic, may impact human reproductive health.
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Around China's metal mines, villages struggle with a toxic legacy

Toxic dust and runoff bring soaring levels of dangerous metals such as cadmium and lead.
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Two arrested as mercury poisoning plagues North Sumatra’s El Dorado

Unlicensed small-scale gold mining is under the spotlight after reports of babies being born with deformities caused by mercury poisoning.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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