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Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns

Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species
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Climate

Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
www.cnn.com
Toxics

Chemicals in plastics damage babies' brains and must be banned immediately, a group of scientists says

Human-made chemicals in the plastics we use are damaging children's brain development and must be banned immediately, according to a group of scientists dedicated to studying and reducing kids' exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Annie’s pledges to purge a class of chemicals from its Mac and Cheese

The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that phthalates, chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults, were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.

www.ctvnews.ca
Toxics

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical.
theintercept.com
Toxics

Shanna Swan: Toxic chemicals threaten ability to reproduce

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.
www.salon.com
Toxics

'A serious threat': Plastics we use every day are leaching hazardous chemicals, report says

According to a scientific report issued Tuesday, the plastics we commonly use contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including some that threaten human health, especially the body's endocrine system.

www.wgbh.org
Toxics

BC and Woods Hole scientists show link between ocean pollution and illness

A new study draws some jarring conclusions on the link between ocean pollution and human health.

www.healio.com
Toxics

New international group advocates for endocrine-disrupting chemical research, legislation

A new center devoted to the analysis of endocrine-disrupting chemicals will bring together researchers across disciplines to better collaborate and advocate for policies and legislation benefiting human and environmental health. The Intersectoral Centre for Endocrine Disruptors Analysis (ICEDA), funded by the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Canada, is a multicenter
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

The harmful chemical lurking in your children’s toys

A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
www.pbs.org
Justice

Toxic synthetic “forever chemicals” are in our water and on our plates

What makes PFAS chemicals extremely useful—and extremely hard to get rid of—are the bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms that are almost impossible to break.
truthout.org
Justice

More traces of cancer-causing PFAS in Arctic raise alarm over global spread

Scientists are still grappling with the complex puzzle of how these toxic chemicals are moving through the environment.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

This chemical can impair fertility, but it’s hard to avoid

Hormone-disrupting phthalates can be found in everything from plastics and household goods to personal care products. Studies have shown they may be harmful to women’s reproductive systems.
montrealgazette.com
Toxics

What's in the water? A breakdown of some of the pollutants around Montreal

The St. Lawrence River is the lifeblood of Montreal, providing a commercial highway for shipping, drinking water and, for many, a recreational playground.

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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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