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'Dark Waters' attorney: New 'forever' chemicals pose threat to environment, human health

Rob Bilott, the attorney who sued DuPont about PFAS health harms in Clarksburg, W.Va., says next generation compounds just as dangerous.
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Environmental toll of plastics

From cell phones to bicycle helmets to IV bags, plastic has molded society in ways that make life easier and safer. But the synthetic material also has left harmful imprints on the environment and perhaps human health.

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Exposed: How willful blindness keeps BPA on shelves and contaminating our bodies

We all are exposed daily to bisphenol-A (BPA) and other bisphenols – estrogen-like substances added to food can liners, paper receipts and plastic containers.

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Originals

Exposed: A scientific stalemate leaves our hormones and health at risk

This is part 1 of a 4-part investigation of the science surrounding the chemical BPA and the U.S. regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.

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Exposed: Deciphering the real message about BPA

This is part 3 of a 4-part investigation of the science surrounding the chemical BPA and the U.S. regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.

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Exposed: Toward a BPA-free future

This is part 4 of a 4-part investigation of the science surrounding the chemical BPA and the U.S. regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.

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Toxics

Scent of danger: are there toxic ingredients in perfumes and colognes?

Yes, the sweet smell of perfumes, even the most expensive ones you invest in, can leave you bewildered with dangerous reactions.

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More bad phthalate news: Early life exposure linked to decreased motor skills

Kids exposed to phthalates prenatally and as 3-year-olds have decreased motor skills later in their childhood, according to a new study.

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Year-in-review: Integrating impact

As reporters, we're used to asking questions.

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The consequences of status quo chemical policy are becoming increasingly clear

Editor's note: This is adapted from a lecture Zoeller gave at the 51st Session of International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies: Science for Peace the World Over, in Erice, Italy, in August. It has been lightly edited.

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Residents, experts tell Pennsylvania officials that PFAS chemical cleanup will be expensive and difficult, but it's time to act

Editor's note: This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between Environmental Health News and PublicSource on PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania.

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Justice

Black residents cite environmental racism as reason for pollution

In Uniontown, Ala., a landfill next to a historic black cemetery overflows with coal ash. A cheese plant leaks lime green sludge into a creek, and tap water is undrinkable. Complaints from the town's residents, who are mostly black and poor, have not led to any action.
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Toxics

Imperial Valley air monitoring program raised red flag. No one did anything

'You don't want to find out you're sick if you can't do anything about it.'

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Toxics

State officials say continue caution when it comes to water

The death toll in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence currently stands at 39. In New Hanover County, an 85-year old man died from an infected cut after cleaning storm debris. Much of the storm-related pollution, and risk for infection, is in the water.

Toxics

Baltimore approves study of toxic chemicals in Back River in hopes of figuring out how to get rid of them

Traces of toxic chemicals have persisted in waterways, including in the Chesapeake Bay, for decades since the U.S. government banned their use. A new study in Maryland could help explain how the polychlorinated biphenyls continue to wash into the Baltimorea area's Back River.
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