Regan Patterson

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Black communities must lead the charge to repair harm from freeways

Electrification isn't enough. Transportation justice requires a redistribution of power.

"Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?" asked Tupac Shakur.

I did—it's the story of Black survival in spite of living in undesirable environmental conditions.

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Las comunidades negras deben liderar la tarea para reparar los daños causados por las autopistas

Las comunidades negras deben liderar la tarea para reparar los daños causados por las autopistas

"¿Has escuchado hablar acerca de la rosa que creció de una grieta en el concreto?" preguntó Tupac Shakur.
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Cancer-causing emissions in Pittsburgh-area borough prompt meeting with EPA

A medical sterilization facility’s ethylene oxide emissions have created cancer risk greater than 100 in a million for its neighbors.

PFAS pollution

EHN partner featured in Consumer Reports' citizen science feature

Leah Segedie, founder of Mamavation, has taken it upon herself to find out where PFAS chemicals are lurking.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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In polluted cities, reducing air pollution could lower cancer rates as much as eliminating smoking would

“Places with high levels of air pollution would still have higher cancer rates even if smoking was eliminated.”