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Parents sue chlorpyrifos makers Corteva, Dow over child’s autism

The farmworker parents of a girl with autism, obesity, and vision problems are suing Dow Chemical Co., Corteva, a California town, and two pesticide application companies, claiming that exposure to the powerful insecticide chlorpyrifos led to her significant health problems.
www.theguardian.com

Fish that eat microplastics take more risks and die younger, study shows

Microplastics can alter the behavior of fish, with those that ingest the pollutants likely to be bolder, more active and swim in risky areas where they die en masse, according to a new study.

www.nytimes.com

Are ‘kidfluencers’ making our kids fat?

Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.
www.usatoday.com

Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues

Election Day will be a decision between deregulation or re-regulation. A look at Trump's rollbacks and their long term effects nationwide.

'Urgent need' to ban sale of lead paint

Environmental health experts said there is an “urgent need" to boost efforts to ban the production, importation, and sale of lead paint, as they highlighted the need to protect children's brain development from lead and other toxic chemicals.

www.washingtonpost.com

As the coronavirus surges, it is reaching into the nation’s last untouched areas

Months after it raced in successive waves along the nation’s coasts and through the Sun Belt, the virus is reaching deep into its final frontier — the most sparsely populated states and counties.
thehill.com

Opinion: Trump does not know what environmental injustice looks like

With nearly 1 million students attending schools in close proximity to facilities that release lead, mercury, manganese and other developmental toxins, this is truly a national crisis.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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