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Toxic cancer-causing TCE contamination in Franklin, Indiana, may have spread, report says

There's a new report about the contamination in Franklin that calls into question if the toxic chemicals have spread farther than previously thought.
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A local look at air pollution highlights inequalities within cities

High-resolution data on air quality are helping scientists and community groups understand and address disparities in pollution between neighborhoods.

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Sylvia Knight: Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

If we are the conscious, creative, and compassionate beings we are intended to be, we must deal decisively, now, to limit and stop the hidden toxins that threaten life now and into the seventh generation.
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Supreme Court limits human rights suits against corporations

Six citizens of Mali had sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, accusing the companies of profiting from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.
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Children in poor countries overwhelmed by 'tsunami' of electronic waste

A mounting "tsunami" of electronic waste is jeopardizing the health of millions of women and children working in unregulated dumpsites around the world, a report by the World Health Organization has warned.

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EPA puts additional delay on Trump lead and copper in drinking water rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put another delay on a Trump-era update to a rule governing lead and copper in drinking water, according to a new federal register notice.
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Fracking endangers children’s health in Arlington, TX

More than a decade ago, the U.S. made a big bet on natural gas as a path toward reduced emissions and energy independence. But has that bet gone bad for some communities – and for the climate?
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Lingering lead: Biden plan to eliminate old pipes highlights longstanding contamination in communities of color

The health impacts of lead contamination have gained renewed attention from the Biden administration.

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Intercepted: Stealing children to steal the land

Naomi Klein speaks to the legendary Manuel family about the uncovering of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children.
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More than 18 million children exposed to toxic e-waste globally

"Children are often engaged by parents or caregivers in e-waste recycling because their small hands are more dexterous than those of adults..."
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Consequences of DDT exposure could last generations

Scientists found health effects in grandchildren of women exposed to the pesticide.

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Why some Indianapolis parents fear getting their homes tested for lead

Understanding lead exposure in Indianapolis requires testing homes, but some are hesitant. A new initiative offers anonymous testing — for free.
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F.D.A. still lacks a permanent commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.
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Teflon and ′forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxics in your body

They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?
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In Michigan, making the outdoors more accessible to people of color

Black and brown people from urban areas face many barriers to outdoor recreation. Here's how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.

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