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Insecticide linked to increased breast cancer risk — 40 years after exposure

Researchers found DDT exposure before puberty may have increased the breast cancer risk for women in their 50s. Study is the latest to suggest early-life exposures, even prior to birth, may hold the key to understanding who gets diseases.

Melinda Lewis remembers splashing in the irrigation canals that outlined her grandpa's walnut and almond groves in the late 1960s.

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Laura N. Vandenberg: It’s time to talk about cancer prevention — and the role of the environment

In his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund research on childhood cancers.

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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH—Cancer experts from around the country gathered here this week to present a body of research with a weighty conclusion: Environmental exposures remain a key factor in the region's elevated cancer rates and tackling these pollutants could significantly reduce risks for residents.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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