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Wine Country women fight glyphosate

Call it Wine Country or call it Glyphosate Country. Napa County has had the highest cancer rates for children in California with Sonoma a close second.

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Toxics

Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future

A new bill would impose a three-year moratorium on new plant construction in parts of Appalachia and the Gulf Coast.
Justice

After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in southwest Pennsylvania has prompted the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.
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Justice

How an environmental regulator became known for protecting industry

In the late 1980s, Louisiana’s governor made environmental protection a priority. He only lasted one term. Now, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has a reputation for going easy on industry.
Justice

PA: Childhood cancer concerns prompt meeting with Gov. Wolf

Environmental groups and Canon-McMillan families dealing with childhood cancers confront Gov. Wolf who said to stay tuned for action.
Energy

Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?

Environmental advocates and residents want to know if rare childhood cancers in the school district are related to shale gas development.
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Health officials' claim of no cancer cluster angers Canon-McMillan crowd

The State Department of Health says three cases of Ewing sarcoma don’t constitute a cluster while ignoring three other Canon-McMillan cases.
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Toxics

UPMC to receive state grant to study Ewing sarcoma

But the $100,000 legislative grant won’t address whether pollution can cause or trigger the rare childhood bone cancer.
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Childhood cancers in the Canon-McMillan School District prompt a series of public meetings

The State Health Department of Pennsylvania will attend a public meeting at Canon-McMillan High School to explain why the cancers aren't a cluster.

Energy

Citizens, experts to meet in Canonsburg to discuss childhood cancers, shale gas operations

The event comes in the wake of the Post-Gazette's “Human Toll" reports documenting childhood cancers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

Toxics

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate

A Public Herald investigation has uncovered that DEP is allowing 14 Sewage Waste Treatment Plants to discharge radioactive fracking waste as landfill leachate into 13 Pennsylvania Waterways.

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Toxics

Families seek answers for US rise in childhood cancers

Parents whose children have died from cancer are teaming up with scientists to study any correlations between toxicants and illness.

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‘Something’s wrong here’: Washington County parents want Pa. to look deeper at whether fracking could be related to cancer cases

The state didn’t find ‘significantly higher’ rates of a rare cancer. But some in the community want to know whether there’s an environmental cause, be it from fracking or from something else.
www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Toxics

'What’s going on here?’ Rare childhood cancers near Pittsburgh

With a slew of very rare cancers striking children southwestern Pennsylvania, we need to know: Could it be related to all the fracking?
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Gov. Wolf considering childhood cancer investigation

Gov. Tom Wolf is reviewing a request that he order an investigation by the state Department of Health of the possibility of a link between shale gas operations and the high number of childhood cancer cases in four southwestern Pennsylvania counties.

From our Newsroom

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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.

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.

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.

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