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Toxics

Trading old hazards for new?

Industry and government officials say PFOA, the toxic chemical blamed for contaminating drinking water supplies in Hoosick Falls and several other area communities, is no longer used in manufacturing in the United States.

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Editorial

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

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Opinion

Toxic time bombs.

Hormones—chemical messengers secreted by internal (endocrine) glands to control body functions—were discovered as the 20th century began, launching the field of endocrinology. Within a few decades, several natural steroids including the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone had been identified. But since the 1930s, we have been increasingly exposed to many endocrine disruptors—artificial organic substances that mimic natural hormones and can threaten human health.

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Doula help with pregnant women aims to reduce black infant mortality.

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Toxics

Colorado mulls state limit for groundwater contamination from PFCs.

By BRUCE FINLEY | bfinley@denverpost.com

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Kevin Krejci
Toxics

Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies.

(Reuters Health) - Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving birth prematurely and delivering low-weight infants, a new study found.

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Toxics

Decades-old NJ cleanup a cautionary tale for Pruitt.

Decades-old N.J. cleanup a cautionary tale for Pruitt

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For India, toilets are a (mostly) serious issue.

For India, Toilets Are a (Mostly) Serious Issue

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Bhopal nocturne

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