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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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Safe or scary? The shifting reputation of glyphosate, AKA Roundup

The world's most widely used weed killer was once seen as one of the safest pesticides. Now it is blamed for causing cancer. Yet the scientific evidence remains disputed.
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Faye Flam: Hypocrisy in EPA cut to fetal health research

Cutting funding for research on pollutants and prenatal health betrays the Trump administration’s position on the sanctity of a fetus.
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US Virgin Islands advances bill restricting sunscreen ingredients

The US territory of the Virgin Islands has become the latest beach community to consider a ban on certain sunscreen ingredients over concerns that they pose a risk to coral reefs and other marine life.

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