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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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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.
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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 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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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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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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'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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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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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.
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