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Pollution case against U.S. Steel dismissed

A federal judge finds the steelmaker did not violate federal Superfund law in the aftermath of two fires at its Clairton Coke Works.

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Study: Air pollution linked to dementia

A recently published study has found a link between air pollution and dementia and a tie is especially prevalent among people with cardiovascular diseases.

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Air pollution 'pandemic' shortens lives by 3 years: study

A 'pandemic' of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday.

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Tiny bits of air pollution may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

Even a few hours of exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger nonfatal heart attacks, research suggests.

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Coal is dirty. Amid protests, why New England is still burning it for power

Just 1% of New England's electricity came from coal in 2018. But for climate change activists, that's still too much.
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Residents fight back as ‘cancer alley’ is getting even more toxic

One of the most polluted regions of the country is being overrun by a new glut of oil and gas facilities, including one that will emit as much carbon as three coal-fired power plants.

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Why is the world so loud?

The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.
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Many environmental exposures linked to high blood pressure in children

Researchers have found that environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood could have an effect on blood pressure in young people. 
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These toned-down — but still graphic — warning labels could appear on cigarette packages if the FDA gets its way

The Food and Drug Administration has released a new set of 13 graphic warning labels for traditional cigarettes that are toned down considerably for its first attempt in 2012.
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Vaping: why e-cigarettes may be more dangerous than we realized

E-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless.
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Michigan officials urge testing of medical marijuana vape pens for lead

Heating coils in vape pens may be leaking lead and heavy metals into the liquid.
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People puffing e-cigs are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and depression

A new, yet to-be-published study of nearly 100,000 Americans finds e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.

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BPA linked to heart function changes in young

Bisphenol A could adversely affect juvenile heart function, according to research conducted on heart cells from newborn rats.

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The mysterious long-term effects of inhaling smoke from forest fires

As wildfires burn longer and fiercer, doctors are trying to work out how today's smoke will affect tomorrow's health.
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