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2014 Yellowknife wildfires saw higher ER rates for Indigenous people: study

Researchers suggest lack of access to care, inadequate housing and systemic racism may have played a role in health outcomes in Inuit and Dene communities during record-breaking wildfire season
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Toxics

How 2014's smoky NWT summer affected our health

The NWT's extreme 2014 wildfire season saw big shifts in the number of people seeking help for conditions like asthma and pneumonia. A study examined the data.
grist.org
Justice

California is still oil country. This county wants to keep it that way

Kern County is already super polluted, but it wants to fast-track 67,000 oil and gas wells.
www.fresnobee.com
Toxics

How bad was Central Valley air quality from wildfire smoke?

“The wildfire season in 2020 broke a lot of records in California,” an air quality scientist said.
poststar.com
Justice

50-year fight with Agent Orange: Vietnam vet still battles chemical exposure daily

Stuart Burnett, like many other Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, struggles against the country's health care, health insurance and Veterans Affairs systems trying to have his condition diagnosed and treated.

www.bostonglobe.com
Justice

In the nation’s asthma capital, plans to burn wood for energy spark fury

Springfield residents worry their neighborhood could soon become home to the state's largest commercial biomass power plant.

Toxics

As wildfire smoke becomes a part of life on the West Coast, so do its health risks

Wildfires are causing record amounts of smoke to settle over West Coast states, leading to new habits and health problems.
thehill.com
Justice

Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits

Former “The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is lobbying Congress on behalf of veterans whose health has been harmed by exposure to burn pits, hoping for similar success to his efforts on behalf of 9/11 first responders.

www.irishtimes.com
Toxics

Public awareness was vital for smoky coal ban, says campaigner

The Asthma Society of Ireland says the ban has resulted in more than 350 fewer annual deaths.

Justice

‘It affects my health.’ Protesters call for Baltimore trash incinerator to close

When Malika Jones was growing up in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood, she would look up at Wheelabrator’s trash incinerator and ask her mother what it was.
www.nytimes.com
Justice

How to take care of your lungs

If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.
www.nytimes.com
Climate

How to take care of your lungs

If you're one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus - and of having a more severe infection.

www.texasobserver.org
Justice

COVID-19 could be a ‘double whammy’ for those in pollution hotspots

Texans who breathe polluted air are more likely to have preexisting health issues. That means they're at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the coronavirus.
www.thejakartapost.com
Justice

Pollution kills more than 230,000 Indonesians per year: Report

123,753 were attributed to air pollution and 60,040 to water pollution.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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