Was a quarry or landfill cited by the EPA? Lehigh Valley lawmakers want to ensure towns are alerted.

A bill in Harrisburg followed a lag between a federal violation warning at a Lehigh County quarry and municipal officials finding out about it.
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Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

Mice exposed in the womb to a chemical used in PVC plastic, door and window frames, blinds, water pipes, and medical devices were more likely to suffer from prediabetes and obesity, according to a study released this week.

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E-waste linked to decreased fertility hormones in Nigerian men

Nigerian men who work with electronic waste have much lower levels of crucial fertility hormones than men unexposed to the waste, according to a new study.

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Fracking chemicals “imbalance” the immune system

Chemicals commonly found in groundwater near fracked oil and gas wells appear to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, according to a lab study released today.

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Good News: Toxic flame retardants declining in NYC kids’ blood

The levels of harmful flame retardants in children's blood are dropping every year, according to a new study of kids from New York City.

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Q&A: Using a "sailor's mouth" to help moms avoid toxics

When Leah Segedie, one of the most influential "mommy bloggers" on the Internet, was approached about writing a book on dangerous chemicals, her publisher told her to be herself.

"Does that mean I can use the F-word?" she asked.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

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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.

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