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Chemical causing Mayville water ban was found in wells in 2019

"This is not a new change to the water," Mayville Mayor Ken Shearer said during an online forum Friday.
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These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Justice

Georgia Power lawsuit says Plant Scherer coal ash is ‘poisoning’ locals

45 residents living near America's largest coal-fired plant claim Georgia Power contaminated their community's drinking water source.

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California eyeing lower standard for perchlorate in drinking water

California plans to halve the level at which water suppliers must test for perchlorate in drinking water.
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Toxics

Study finds contaminated air around New Bedford Harbor

A recent study done by Boston University's School of Public Health has found evidence of air contaminated with PCBs.

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This everyday chemical was cast aside. Its replacement might be making cats sick

Manufacturers phased out flame retardants called PBDEs because of health concerns in pets and humans. New research suggests their replacements may be just as bad.
Toxics

Treatment planned to bring closed Falmouth well back online

Officials still do not know the source of a contaminant found two years ago in the protection zone for a municipal well on Old Barnstable Road.

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Toxics

Toxics from vinyl flooring and flame-retardant sofas found in children

Potentially harmful toxins known as SVOCs are ubiquitous in indoor environments.
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Originals

LISTEN: EHN editor discusses three important new studies on fluoride and public health

EHN editor Brian Bienkowski joined Living on Earth's Steve Curwood to talk about three new studies released last month linking fluoride exposure to ADHD in children and thyroid problems in adults.

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Originals

We add it to drinking water for our teeth — but is fluoride hurting us?

Two studies — one from Canada and one Mexico — released today point to potential health problems from fluoride, which, in a majority of U.S. communities, is purposefully added to drinking water to protect people's teeth.

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Toxics

'Appalling': Government won't budge on polluted land buyout

The Australian government won't buy out owners of the polluted land around military bases in spite of "fairly consistent evidence" linking them to a slew of health effects.

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Toxics

Drinking Problems: A Kansas town confronts a tap-water crisis

Everyone in this little Kansas farm town knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that the liquid flowing from the municipal water tower was highly contaminated with nitrate, a chemical compound derived from fertilizer and connected to thyroid problems and various cancers.

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Toxics

The biggest health risk after Fukushima: diabetes

Studies show that lifestyle diseases impact human health far more than radiation and cancer after the nuclear disaster.
From our Newsroom

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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