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Fish consumption advisory issued due to PFAS contamination in the Yahara chain of lakes

Wisconsin health and environmental regulators are expanding the list of waters where people should limit fish they eat within the Yahara Chain of Lakes in Dane and Rock counties due to elevated levels of so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.

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Correlations between urinary monoethylhexyl phthalate concentration in healthy individuals, individuals with colorectal adenomas, and individuals with colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in Taiwan. A recent study suggested a link between exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and increased susceptibility to pathology.

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Study suggests pollution plays an outsized role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates

PITTSBURGH—Even if everyone in Allegheny County had quit smoking 20 years ago, lung cancer rates in the region would only have dropped by 11 percent, according to a new analysis, which suggests that air pollution plays a significant role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates.

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Will the U.S. ban PFAS in food packaging?

A new federal bill could eliminate "forever chemicals" from food production.
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Supreme Court won't hear Johnson & Johnson's appeal of $2 billion talcum powder verdict

The Supreme Court declined to take up Johnson & Johnson's appeal of a multibillion dollar verdict in favor of women who said they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talcum powder products.

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El cigarro mata diariamente a 960 personas en países de América Latina, según estudio

Los investigadores no solo analizaron las muertes y enfermedades asociadas al tabaquismo en ocho países de la región, sino que también los costos que suponen para los sistemas de salud y de la economía.
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Italian judge hands Riva brothers prison terms over Ilva pollution

Once the largest steel producer in Europe, the Ilva steel plant emitted a lethal cocktail of carcinogenic dioxins and mineral particles for more than half a century, that medics say caused a surge in cancer in the adjacent city of Taranto.

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Local challenges test US President Biden's efforts to tackle environmental issues

Despite the US wanting to put the climate crisis at the centre of its agenda, there is doubt if change will be felt at a local level. In Pennsylvania, residents of one town believe contaminated water has killed its people and they want help.

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Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer's latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous "glaring flaws" in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the company but may want to do so in the future.

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Drinking water severely contaminated near factory farm in St. Croix County

Test results from town hall near large dairy operation show high levels of toxics.

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French court dismisses case against U.S. makers of Agent Orange

The ruling frustrated victims who had seen the trial as a path toward accountability, but the plaintiff said she will appeal the decision.
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EPA rebuked for failing to protect communities from carcinogenic air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General issued a report today taking the agency to task for its failure to protect communities from chloroprene and ethylene oxide.

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Will lawmakers address harmful chemicals in North Carolina water?

Ten bills concerning the so-called “forever chemicals" are trying to gain traction in the state legislature but the issue is becoming partisan.

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Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals'

Four years after a Wisconsin facility disclosed water contamination in the surrounding community, residents and locals deal with the impact of PFAS or 'forever chemicals.'
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