When the kids started getting sick

After pressure from families, Pennsylvania has launched studies into whether fracking can be linked to local illnesses.

New science on microplastics suggests macro problems: Op-ed

With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic discarded into the environment over the past few decades, scientists are now learning that what is visible is only the tip of the plastic waste iceberg.

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Fractured: Expert, independent voices

In the course of our investigation into personal pollution from fracking operations, EHN.org reporter Kristina Marusic consulted with numerous experts in air quality, epidemiology, public health and fracking exposures.

These independent scientists and researchers can speak specifically to the value of our work in "Fractured," our methodology and approach, and the science behind our findings:

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WATCH: Fertility crisis leaves little time for solutions

On fertility, we are running out of time.

And the growing number of plastics in our lives are accelerating the crunch.

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Fractured: FAQs page

Environmental Health News' scientific investigation "Fractured" found that western Pennsylvania families who live near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Lawmakers urge action on safer medical products

Six women in Congress are demanding federal regulators take steps to remove phthalates and other hormone-hijacking chemicals from medical products, especially IV bags and neonatal equipment.

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Opinion: The decline in the US birth rate is not about moral failure, it's about economics

For years the US has made domestic policy that has punished women for becoming mothers, and de-incentivized those who want to have as many children as they would like

Thieves nationwide are slithering under cars, swiping catalytic converters

The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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