Rachel Filippini, GASP's executive director, leads the press conference. (Credit: GASP via Facebook)

Pittsburgh residents petition officials—again—to take action on rotten-smelling air

"We drove 100 miles away just to spend the night in a hotel somewhere we could breathe clean forest air."

PITTSBURGH—Do you smell that?

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Union workers and tribal leaders protest Trump’s support of fracking in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH—On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump spoke in support of fracking at the Shale Insight Convention here, where he praised the industry for creating jobs and giving America "energy independence."

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There are concerning carcinogens in Western Pennsylvania water

Some contaminants in Pittsburgh's drinking water—including disinfectant byproducts and industrial chemicals—are at unsafe levels and could contribute to the region's higher than average cancer rates, according to a new report.

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

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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