A poultry plant, years of groundwater contamination and, finally, a court settlement

Residents in Millsboro, Delaware, sued the local Montaire facility, which they suspect is linked to their cancers and other serious health problems.

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How scientists tracked down a mass killer (of salmon)

Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.
theconversation.com
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Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism

Most genes in the human body can be disrupted by man-made chemicals. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?

grist.org
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In Texas, a battle is brewing over a Trump EPA official’s confidential emails

Will Michael Honeycutt’s legacy as an “honest broker” at the EPA be undercut by his efforts to weaken cancer protections in Texas?
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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Justice

Eula Bingham, champion of worker safety, dies at 90

As head of OSHA under President Carter, she dispensed with “nit-picking” regulations and went after serious health and safety violations.
ensia.com
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Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.

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What’s bad for bees could be bad for marine life, too

Preliminary research shows that a popular insecticide hampers arthropods in the ocean.

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EPA rule changes will increase coronavirus deaths

The sustained effects of air pollution appear to make people particularly vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus.
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Pesticides and produce: Environmental group lists cleanest and dirtiest fruits and vegetables

Raisins are singled out in report by the Environmental Working Group, which said that the average sample contained more than 13 pesticides.
chemicalwatch.com
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Maryland legislature sends flame retardant bill to governor

Maryland's legislature has passed a bill to heavily restrict the use of flame retardant chemicals in children's products, mattresses and upholstered furniture.

Toxics

Are plastic containers safe for our food? Experts say it’s hard to know

The plastics industry says its containers are safe but some experts advise consumers to avoid heating them and advocate using glass or metal instead.

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Scientists leave federal jobs under President Trump

There’s been an exodus of federal scientists across government agencies since 2016.
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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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.

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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