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PA: Westmoreland County landfill seeks to evaporate contaminated runoff

Proposed evaporation facility would emit hazardous wastes and other pollutants and could concentrate radiation in residue.

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Petrochemical town hall near Pittsburgh spotlights pollution, health worries

Subsidies for the petrochemical industry may bring a boost in construction jobs but could have a negative effect on Pennsylvania's air quality and public health, according to speakers at a town hall held near Pittsburgh.

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Smokers in the same room expose you to 'thirdhand smoke'

Dimethylfuran, benzene, and formaldehyde keep wafting off the clothing and skin of smokers, even when they’re not smoking.
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`Toxic 100’ air study reveals U.S. super polluters

Just 100 industrial facilities are to blame for more than a third of U.S. toxic air emissions. A new report ranks the biggest offenders.
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Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: Study

Air fresheners, deodorizers, dusting sprays, hand sanitizers, oven cleaners singled out by study's lead author.

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Jacquelyn Bonomo: PA legislators should stop giving tax breaks to fossil fuel industry

Pennsylvania is approaching a steep precipice, and the ramifications will be irreversible if we tumble over the edge and link our future to fracked gas, petrochemicals and plastics.

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Tackling air pollution may accidentally trigger serious health issues

Cities tackling one major air pollutant risk inadvertently making things worse by fuelling the growth of another, potentially more harmful type of pollution.

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Pennsylvania petrochemical plant reveals Democratic Party divide ahead of 2020 presidential election

Democratic leaders in Pennsylvania are split over whether fossil fuel jobs or environmental awareness hold the keys to the state’s future.
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Chinese air quality regulations could put an end to 'new car smell'

The chemical compounds that make up “new car smell” can be harmful, and they have been found in new cars at levels 10 times higher than recommended limits
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The breathtaking lack of oversight for air emissions from animal farms

We know livestock farms pollute the air—so why don’t we know how much?
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Olive Hill Part IV: Contamination, cancer and a coyote

Longtime residents recall people in hazmat suits coming to Olive Hill's contaminated 3.1 acres digging and inspecting the area 20 years ago.

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Room to breathe: My quest to clean up my home's filthy air

Poor indoor air quality causes serious health issues. Things can be improved with determination to sniff out the cause of the problem—and some pricey hardware.
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Study: Natural gas in PA has brought economic benefits, but also premature deaths

Rural areas see more of an economic boost, while metro Pittsburgh and other more densely populated counties bear the brunt of premature deaths from the industry's air pollution.
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Toxic Gowanus Canal to get more signs reminding you not to fish or swim in it

From PCBs to STDs, the 1.8-mile federal Superfund site is home to many gross things.

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Lupita D. Montoya, Aaron Lamplugh: Nail salon workers suffer chemical exposures that can be like working at a garage or a refinery

The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
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