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BPA replacement linked to increased cardiovascular disease

BPA replacement linked to increased cardiovascular disease

“It's not surprising that chemicals that are structurally similar to BPA are going to have similar effects on human populations.”

Bisphenol-S (BPS), a replacement chemical for bisphenol-A (BPA), may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population, according to a new study published earlier this month in Environmental Sciences Europe.

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Stirring up lead dust in NYC housing

NEW YORK—On a crisp Thursday afternoon in October, the 300 block of East 12th Street in Manhattan’s East Village became loud.

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“Organic” fertilizers have an inorganic problem

When Kegan Hilaire sent his mother, Maureen Hilaire, to get worm-poop fertilizer for their backyard garden in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, last March, one shopping trip turned into two, one online research session followed by another.

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The emerging field of pollution and mental health research

Mounting scientific evidence reveals that environmental pollution and the stress of climate change not only anguish our physical health, but also impact our mental health.

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Phthalates’ regulatory standards may not protect people’s health, new study

Phthalates’ regulatory standards may not protect people’s health, new study

"Safe" limits on human exposure to phthalates set by national and international regulatory authorities may not adequately protect public health, according to a new analysis published in the journal Environmental Health on Monday.

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drinking water pollution

New database shows hundreds of contaminants detected in US tap water

Since 2019, more than 320 toxic substances have been detected in U.S. drinking water systems, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.

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Fuel price spikes, pandemic recovery may push clean cooking goals out of reach: Study

Every year, 3.8 million people lose their lives to illness from household air pollution caused by cooking with unclean fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Mientras un gran número de demandantes buscan una compensación por el cáncer causado por el Roundup, los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes son dejados de lado

Mientras un gran número de demandantes buscan una compensación por el cáncer causado por el Roundup, los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes son dejados de lado

En el 2018, un encargado del mantenimiento de jardinería de una escuela de California llevó a la Compañía Monsanto a los tribunales, alegando que Roundup, uno de los herbicidas más populares de Estados Unidos, le causó un cáncer de linfoma no Hodgkin.
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What will it take to give babies a phthalate-free start in the world?

It is currently impossible to have a completely phthalate-free neonatal intensive care unit in the U.S. Health experts say that needs to change.

WATCH: Pete Myers and Tyrone Hayes reflect on tremendous progress in the environmental health field

WATCH: Pete Myers and Tyrone Hayes reflect on tremendous progress in the environmental health field

"It isn't one scientific finding that accomplishes a structural change in science. It's a drumbeat — one after the other — for decades."

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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

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LISTEN: Gabriel Gadsden on the rodent infestation and energy justice connection

“What it really comes down to is political will and resource allocation.”

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Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Racist beauty standards leave communities of color more exposed to harmful chemicals: NYC study

Racist beauty standards leave communities of color more exposed to harmful chemicals: NYC study

"How do you change centuries of colonialism and racism that have always uplifted light and white skin tone and features?”