Let's get asbestos ban through Congress now

The time for legislative maneuvering and the escaping of accountability for this environmental hazard, has passed.

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Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.


Jon Stewart, Sen. Gillibrand push for burn pit law to aid veterans care and benefits

“If an enemy did this to us, we’d ... bomb them into oblivion,” Jon Stewart told The Washington Post. "We did it to ourselves and we’re ignoring it.”

'A savagely broken food system': Cory Booker wants radical reform ... now

Exclusive: US senator says everybody loses – except the massive corporations that have taken over America's food industry.

Jon Stewart urges Congress to help veterans exposed to burn pits

Former “The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is lobbying Congress on behalf of veterans whose health has been harmed by exposure to burn pits, hoping for similar success to his efforts on behalf of 9/11 first responders.

New Orleans’ underpaid, overexposed sanitation workers

They earn below the minimum wage, with no benefits or sick days—amid a pandemic, no less.

Dogs can be 'early-warning systems' for toxic chemical exposure at home

Dogs and people carry remarkably similar amounts of common household chemicals in their bodies, a possible boon for human health.

Shahir Masri: The environmental side of racism

Racism can take many forms — the ugliest and most overt of which was exemplified by George Floyd's death and it doesn't end there.


Best Buy's restricted substance lists 'do not go far enough', says NGO

US-based electronics retailer Best Buy should "significantly expand" its list of restricted chemicals, according to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF).

Here's what disinfectants and UV light really do to your body

There’s a reason why cleaners for external surfaces are not meant for your innards. They’re indiscriminate killers, not medicine.

Poison center seeing increase in exposure to cleaning and sanitizing products in Pittsburgh

Anyone with more questions about substance exposure or toxicity is encouraged to call the Pittsburgh Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

As Texans are exposed to dangerous pesticides, lawmakers aren't doing anything

Pesticide drift is exposing rural Texans to dangerous chemicals. But lawmakers are more concerned with how that is eating into Big Ag’s balance sheet.

Asbestos inhalation poses cancer risks to workers and consumers

US EPA finds unreasonable risks for 6 current uses, including chlor-alkali diaphragms.

Idaho Governor vetoes pesticide spraying bill sought by cropduster industry

HB 487a, as originally written, removed several regulations on the spraying of pesticides in Idaho.

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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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