'It's a toxic blend': where the kids are warned not to swallow the bath water

An invisible line splits the rural road of Avenue 416 in California's Tulare county, at the point where the nut trees stretch east toward the towering Sierra Nevada mountains in the distance. On one side of the line, residents have clean water. On the other side, they do not.

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I tested my tap water, household products and cat for toxic 'forever chemicals'

The extent of PFAS contamination is only now coming into focus. Here's what I learned from investigating my home.


As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.

Air Force to deliver bottled water as chemicals found in drinking water in Arizona

Some 6,000 people in Glendale, Litchfield Park and unincorporated Maricopa County are impacted, Luke Air Force Base spokesperson Sean Clements said.

Bad water sickens First Nations. But government doesn’t track the toll

Data to identify and fix problems don’t exist. The ‘black hole,’ say critics, lets feds off the hook. A special report.

PA American Water sues manufacturers of toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

The utility that provides water to more than 2 million Pennsylvanians filed suit alleging companies including 3M and DuPont knew — or should have known — that chemicals they manufactured posed a hazard to the public.

San Angelo water contaminated as winter storm hits Texas

In some areas of the West Texas city, the state found concentrations of benzene, a known carcinogen, to be 35 times the safe limit. For other chemicals identified in the water, no concentration is considered safe.

With PFAS everywhere, Minnesota calls for big new crackdown on the 'forever chemicals'

The state wants lawmakers to designate the entire PFAS class as a 'hazardous substance' in state statute, a list that includes arsenic and lead.

Biden signs disaster declaration to help Navajo Nation with COVID-19 response

Sens. Romney, Sinema also introduce legislation to expand access to drinking water on tribal nations.


NJ company allegedly hid ‘forever chemicals’ details

The company allegedly knew that a group of its “forever chemicals” was damaging to human health, hid that from federal regulators for years.

Is Germany facing a water shortage crisis?

In recent years, record heat and low rainfall have taken a toll on Germany's groundwater, even in the winter. Experts say it's time to radically overhaul the way the country manages its water.

PFOA class action suit attorneys update residents

A class-action suit over PFOA contamination of groundwater in sections of Bennington, Vermont, remains on track for a trial or a possible settlement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.


Biden has an ambitious agenda. What will it mean for the Ohio Valley?

Ohio Valley officials see promise and pitfalls in President Biden's plan to put billions into clean energy, infrastructure and economic aid.

Environmental advocates alarmed by EPA approval of two citrus pesticides

The Trump Environmental Protection Administration handed citrus growers a "parting gift," as one professional journal put it: the ability to use a previously banned neurotoxic pesticide and a broad-spectrum antibiotic to fight citrus greening.

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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: 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: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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

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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