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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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Lifting the veil on a controversial e-cigarette company—sort of

This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.
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Trump sidelines public health advisers in growing rift over coronavirus response

Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.
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Study: Pregnant women can transmit coronavirus to their babies, results suggest

In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.
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EPA pitches removing 671 East Chicago homes from USS Lead Superfund listing

“It is unacceptable for EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management once again not to provide notice to the residents or consult them sooner,” Templeton said.
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Pittsburgh’s parks tax that prioritized equity likely won’t be collected this year, despite equity protests and a rise in park use

The original debate over the tax centered around what it meant to spend the money equitably. Since then, Black Lives Matter protests across Pittsburgh have put the issue of equity front-and-center, drawing attention — and often support — from council.

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Trump threatens to cut funding if schools do not fully reopen

Disregarding the advice of his own health experts, President Trump also attacked the C.D.C.’s reopening guidelines as onerous and expensive.
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Families furious after dangerous amounts of lead, arsenic found at Chicago Little League field

It has been a summertime gathering spot in Hegewisch for more than half a century, but beginning Tuesday, the Little League field in the neighborhood became an active Environmental Protection Agency cleanup site.
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Children who drink water from private wells at higher risk of lead exposure

New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.

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The push to turn NYC’s polluting peaker plants into publicly-owned solar power

“This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."
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Early findings grim on the health of Flint kids after water crisis

The same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint.

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How Black communities are bridging the food access gap

Amid the pandemic and racial-justice uprisings, Black organizers nationwide are getting fresh, healthy food and groceries to those who need it most.
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Rep. Gwen Moore authors bill to address Milwaukee's lead lateral crisis

Federal funds could be coming to address one of Milwaukee’s biggest issues: lead in the water.
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Endocrine disruptors in personal care products associated with the timing of puberty

The study for this year's Human Reproduction keynote lecture found a link between phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals in body-care products and the timing of puberty in girls.

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