Indoor dust contains PFAS and other toxic chemicals

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.
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Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'

Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.
beltmag.com
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The rubber industry's toxic legacy in Akron

In Akron, Ohio, Black people bore—and bear—the brunt of industry's negative effects, including disease and death.

www.washingtonpost.com
Toxics

New diabetes cases linked to COVID-19

Researchers don’t understand exactly how the disease might trigger diabetes, or whether the cases are temporary or permanent. But 14 percent of those with severe covid developed the condition, one analysis found.
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Editorial: In issuing new dietary guidelines, Trump once again spurns science

Experts’ recommendations that Americans lower sugar and alcohol intake are ignored even as the pandemic magnifies the harm from obesity.
www.theguardian.com
Toxics

Avoid using wood-burning stoves if possible, warn health experts

Charity calls for people to use alternative, less polluting heating and cooking options if they can.

www.nytimes.com
Toxics

U.S. diet guidelines sidestep scientific advice to cut sugar and alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
www.nytimes.com
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En Brasil, famoso por su carne, surge una ola vegetariana

El número de vegetarianos en Brasil se duplicó en un periodo de seis años, lo que ha originado una floreciente industria basada en vegetales. La nación, creen algunos empresarios, tiene el potencial de convertirse en un gran exportador de alimentos no cárnicos.
www.propublica.org
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How COVID-19 hollowed out a generation of young Black men

They were pillars of their communities and families, and they are not replaceable. To understand why COVID-19 killed so many young Black men, you need to know the legend of John Henry.
reasonstobecheerful.world
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The casino that farms its own food

A stone's throw from the blackjack tables, bison are grazing, beehives are buzzing, crops are growing -- and nature is winning.
www.europeanscientist.com
Toxics

Exposure to forest floor enhances young immune systems, study finds

'Forest floor' playgrounds at daycare centres in Finland promoted diverse communities of friendly bacteria that enhance young immune systems.
www.pix11.com
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Environmental racism in the Bronx: Why the asthma rate is so high in the borough

Why are Bronx asthma rates so high? Residents say the air is thicker and smells different. Take a dive into the link between environmental racism and health issues.
Toxics

Air pollution now biggest health risk in India, says report

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.

www.nytimes.com
Justice

The pandemic's real toll? 300,000 deaths, and it's not just from the coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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