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PFAS with your pizza? People who eat more takeout have higher levels of harmful chemicals in their bodies

Yet another reason to favor home-cooked meals

Dangerous PFAS chemicals show up in the bodies of people who eat takeout, fast food, and pizza often at higher levels than in people who regularly cook at home, according to a new study.

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Parents of child cancer victims plead with PA Governor Wolf to attend cancer crisis meeting

Air pollution creates a high level of cancer risk for residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where at least 67 children have been diagnosed with rare cancers in some of the most heavily-fracked counties in the nation. And parents are demanding answers.

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How toxic PFAS chemicals could be making their way into food from Pennsylvania farms

Editor's note: This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between Environmental Health News and PublicSource on PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania and was funded in part through the Bridge Pittsburgh Media Partnership.

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"No evidence" that fracking can be done without threatening human health: Report

A group of doctors and scientists have released a report highlighting that 84 percent of studies published from 2009-2015 on the health impacts of fracking conclude the industry causes harm to human health.

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Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to end up in the hospital from air pollution

Editor's note: This is the fourth story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh’s air quality continues to decline, new report finds

PITTSBURGH—For the second year in a row, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was the only U.S. county outside of California to receive all F's in the American Lung Association's national air quality report card.

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More than 80 percent of waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas drilling stays in the state: Report

More than 80 percent of all waste from Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling operations stays inside the state, according to a new study that tracked the disposal locations of liquid and solid waste from these operations over 26 years.

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Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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