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

A new study shows survivors are nearly twice as likely to get sick on bad air days

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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After a decade of research, here’s what scientists know about the health impacts of fracking

Fracking has been linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraine headaches, fatigue, nasal and sinus symptoms, and skin disorders over the last 10 years, according to a new study.

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Why is it taking so long to regulate toxic PFAS chemicals in Pennsylvania’s drinking water?

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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Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh students go on strike to join international day of climate action

PITTSBURGH—More than a hundred Pittsburgh-area students went on strike today, skipping school to participate in an international day of protests to demand action on climate change.

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