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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania air pollution

Winter inversions threaten to increase air pollution, COVID-19 risks

At around 11 AM on November 4, Germaine Patterson stepped outside of her Clairton, Pennsylvania, home to exercise in the backyard. Dirty air sent her quickly retreating back inside.

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Plastic beaches

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

Beach sands around the world are laced with the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to new research that calls attention to a less well-known source of exposure to the hormone-mimicking chemical.

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BPA chemical health effect

More bad news for BPA: Novel analysis adds to evidence of chemical’s health effects

Exposure to minuscule amounts of bisphenol-A can cause a multitude of health problems, including effects on the developing brain, heart, and ovaries, according to a paper published on Thursday that integrates data from several animal studies.

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BPA babies
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BPA and babies: Controversial chemical and substitutes pollute the womb

Bisphenol A and its substitute chemicals—pervasive in food and beverage containers, canned goods and store receipts—are showing up in mothers' wombs at "unexpectedly high levels," according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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BPA harm concerns
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY). (Credit: AFGE/flickr)

FDA under scrutiny: Policymakers, advocates push for stronger science, regulation of the chemical BPA

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was pregnant with her second child when she became concerned about the toxic chemicals that she and her kids — and nearly all of us — encounter every day.

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Exposed: A scientific stalemate leaves our hormones and health at risk
BPA testing in the lab of Cheryl Rosenfeld, a University of Missouri researcher. (Credit: Cheryl Rosenfeld)

Exposed: A scientific stalemate leaves our hormones and health at risk

This is part 1 of a 4-part investigation of the science surrounding the chemical BPA and the U.S. regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.

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Exposed: On the edge of research honesty
Researcher Pat Hunt at her Washington State University lab. (Credit: Lynne Peeples)

Exposed: On the edge of research honesty

This is part 2 of a 4-part investigation of the science surrounding the chemical BPA and the U.S. regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.

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