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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?

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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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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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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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