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When a little bit of poison is good for you: Inside the theory of dose response

How the concept of dose response shaped modern science and vaccinology.

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Toxics

The rise of the land salmon over open net pens

A U.S. farm is raising market-ready salmon that have never dipped a fin into the ocean. One company, Atlantic Sapphire, offers a shining, even glaring, example of what B.C.’s salmon farming industry says it cannot do — raise commercially viable salmon on land instead of the sea
Climate

This Singapore biotech start-up is making milk without animals or humans

The founders behind TurtleTree Labs envision a world where milk and dairy products can be derived without harming the planet.

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Food

Farmers call on UK to commit in law to ban chlorinated chicken

The National Farmers' Union has called on the UK government to make a legal commitment to ban chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from supermarket shelves.

Toxics

Why is the U.K. panicking over chlorinated chicken?

Spraying chicken with chlorine is a quick fix for poor hygiene standards in U.S. agriculture. But as Britain looks to a trade deal with the U.S. to replace the EU, its consumers are wary of lax standards—especially the chickens.
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Toxics

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.

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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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Household chemicals that harm fish were found in Susquehanna River. This research aims to help

Lead scientist Katie Hayden plans to publish recommendations for products people can use that don't have the harmful chemicals, which are called endocrine-disrupting compounds.

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Toxics

MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England after Brexit, the government has been warned.

Toxics

Food waste in the time of COVID-19: the real reason to cry over spilt milk

Let’s focus on the systems that allowed waste to be created in the first place, while causing pollution, animal suffering and threats to human health.
Toxics

Will a US-UK trade deal leave us with a plateful of problems?

You may or may not mind chicken dipped in chlorine, but there is far more at stake, for the consumer, the farmers and the ecosystem.

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Researchers find sunscreen chemicals in Chesapeake oysters

Antibiotics, natural and synthetic hormones were also detected in water, sediment and bivalve tissue.

Children

Utah researchers find link between hormone change and autism risk

University of Utah researchers have discovered a link between increased levels of a type of estrogen in babies in their second trimester and risk for autism, according to a new study.
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Originals

BPA substitutes linked to obesity in children and teens

Two chemicals used as substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) may contribute to childhood weight gain and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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Toxics

A common household chemical may cause thyroid problems for cats

Many older cats suffer from health problems caused by a hyperactive thyroid, and while there's no single cause of the condition, hormone-disturbing chemicals in the environment are thought to be an important factor.

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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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