One fish, two fish: Keep an eye on consumption advisories, what's safe

Some have significant health benefits, while others could carry substantial health risks. It comes down to the type of fish, and the place where they reside.

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Study: Michigan's manufacturing legacy may affect health, environment

Researchers at the University of Michigan say that exposure to now-banned pesticides like DDT and PCBs plays a role in the development of ALS.

N.J. is ‘bringing the hammer down’ on Exxon again, accusing oil giant of dumping cancer-causing chemicals

With a major lawsuit against Exxon over pollution recently settled, New Jersey is again going after the company for environmental damages.

Clearwater: Hudson River PCB cleanup incomplete

Local environmental groups have called on the EPA to force General Electric to resume cleanup efforts that ended in 2015.

Scientist awarded $100K for work on Arctic contaminants that led to ban

Derek Muir has received the $100,000 Weston Family Prize for his research that showed those carcinogens were able to move into the Arctic.

Orcas thrive in a land to the north. Why are Puget Sound's dying?

Southern resident orcas are on the brink of extinction, while killer whales to the north are growing in numbers. The contrast exposes what’s killing Puget Sound’s orcas.

Hudson PCBs harming river mink populations

A small, brownish weasel that spends much of its life in the water, hunting for fish and frogs, the American mink is a signal for the ecological health of where it lives.


Otter poop helps scientists track pollution at a Superfund site

In a contaminated Seattle river, what the mammals leave behind may be a good gauge of cleanup efforts.


Finished kitchen cabinets are emitting toxic PCBs

Researchers tested indoor air at 16 homes and found three types of PCBs are widespread and finished cabinets are the source of the toxics, according to a study released today.

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EPA plans more testing in Lockport park, Eighteen Mile Creek

Soil sampling will try to establish the extent of contamination in underground areas already known to contain lead and cancer-causing PCBs.


PCB dredging underway on Fox River in Green Bay

For the 10th year, the equipment is back in the water, dredging PCB sediment left behind from decades of pollution by the paper industry.


Minden - where government says it does not care

If government officials and agencies cared a lick about the people they are employed to serve, then Minden would be inundated not by PCB-contaminated waters but by medical professionals, excavation experts and relocation services.


EPA continues to share PCB contamination results with Minden residents

Government agents told Minden residents on Saturday that PCB levels in soil and sediment samples taken in December were not at a contamination level to be considered dangerous.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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