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Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk

A new study that checked American women's breast milk for PFAS contamination detected the toxic chemical in all 50 samples tested, and at levels nearly 2,000 times higher than the level some public health advocates advise is safe for drinking water.

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Report finds drop in Black male, Native American medical students

While U.S. medical schools have talked for years about their efforts to enroll more students of color, new data underscore how little progress has been made and should serve as an urgent call to action, said physicians working to increase diversity.

Fifth Ward residents say their babies are latest to see effects of creosote contamination

A study confirmed Houston-area neighbors' fears about contaminated groundwater. Now, they just got another blow with a study on birth defects.

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Damaged asbestos, peeling lead paint, and mold still in some Philadelphia schools, says teachers union

Dozens of Philadelphia public schools continue to have serious environmental hazards, including damaged asbestos, peeling lead paint, and mold, according to an analysis by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

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Child deaths are linked to social deprivation in England

A key theme was housing issues – such as lack of cleanliness, unsuitable accommodation, or maintenance issues such as damp or mould, or the child's house being in poor repair – identified in 123 of the deaths reviewed.

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How hospitals can help patients and the planet

Health care systems are trying to answer the central question of how to care for patients when climate change threatens their ability to remain open.
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As the global family shrinks, migrants and the planet benefit

Figures from the US and Japan reveal sharp declines in birthrates, and even China may have peaked, but there are upsides.

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Probing the lack of solar training opportunities in some of L.A.'s historically Black neighborhoods

Community leaders say residents need more options to be able to reap the economic benefits of clean energy.
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Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

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“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

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.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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