Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

"Kids breathe about four times as much air as adults, so they have proportionately more of these chemicals in their bodies."

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Groups sue Trump’s EPA for coke oven cancer pollution

Today Earthjustice on behalf of Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, Gasp, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Sierra Club, sued the Environmental Protection Agency for improperly regulating coke ovens – producers of known carcinogens – thus failing to protect communities throughout the country.

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