Democrats push FDA to regulate toxic metals in baby food

Top Democrats are pushing the FDA to regulate toxic metals in baby food after a congressional investigation discovered the presence of metals like arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels far higher than those allowed in bottled water and other products.

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La nueva vida 'verde' de las mascarillas: juguetes, piezas de automoción o muebles

Desde que son obligatorias, su consumo no ha hecho más que aumentar y se acumulan montañas de mascarillas desechadas, lo que genera un nuevo problema de contaminación.


New report says failures at OSHA under Trump could have put more workers at risk during pandemic

The agency received more safety complaints during the pandemic than the same period in 2019 yet performed significantly fewer inspections.
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Colombia: Presidente Duque y John Kerry hablaron sobre protección del medio ambiente

El exsecretario de Estado de los EE. UU, es enviado especial del presidente Joe Biden para la agenda global de cambio climático.
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“El 70% de brotes infecciosos de enfermedades emergentes son de origen animal”

María Neira, directora de salud y medio ambiente de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, vive en primera línea el combate contra la epidemia del coronavirus.


California’s vaccine rollout has yet to reach most farmworkers

While some large ag companies are working to bring on-site vaccination stations to their workers, complications abound in protecting these front-line workers from COVID-19.

How inequity gets built into America's vaccination system

People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine tell us they are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease. We plan to continue tracking these roadblocks.

Lucy Martinez-Sullivan: We need to get food industry dollars out of politics to save our democracy

A new report pulls back the curtain on how the $1.1 trillion food industry uses trade associations to block public health measures and harm frontline communities and workers of color.

Congress on track to approve millions more in federal funding for water debt relief

First-ever federal program for household water-bill assistance could see another $500 million.

Coronavirus survives three days on fabric, study finds,

Viruses similar to the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on commonly-worn fabrics for up to three days, a new research has found.


Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

A decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country's culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.


Texas grid crisis exposes environmental justice rifts

While the height of Texas' blackouts left more than 4 million homes and businesses without power, some experts say low-income areas and communities of color bore the brunt of much of the crisis.
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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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