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Ecological News

L.A. to make sure air filters are being installed in homes near freeways.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered Los Angeles building inspectors to begin tracking whether required air filtration systems are being installed in new homes near freeways, officials said Tuesday.
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Hanford: Plutonium found in air samples near public highway.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
An internal Hanford memo obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveals radioactive contamination was found in air samples taken on June 8 on a public highway bordering the site.
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Minnesota health advocates praise increased social cost of carbon.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Public health advocates say Minnesota utility regulators’ decision last month to increase the social cost of carbon will be important for dealing with the negative health impacts of climate change.
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Lakes are being a-salted.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
In a new study, researchers show that across the United States and Canada, thousands of lakes are at risk of becoming dangerously saline.
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Scott Pruitt embraces industry-backed chemical approval process under the guise of public safety.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Environmental experts worry the new process will favor industry preference over public health.
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Monsanto was its own ghostwriter for some safety reviews.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Academic papers vindicating its Roundup herbicide were written with the help of its employees.
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NJ leads nation with plan to curb two toxic chemicals in drinking water.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The Department of Environmental Protection announces new proposed maximum contaminant limits for two likely carcinogens, PFNA and TCP.
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US lawmakers seek missing information in review of Monsanto weedkiller.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The chairman of a congressional committee has asked the U.S. National Institutes of Health to explain why its National Cancer Institute failed to publish data that showed no links between glyphosate and cancer.
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Modern life means less gut bacteria, more chronic disease.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The disappearance of microorganisms that have inhabited humans for millennia could be driving rising numbers of serious illness and debilitating conditions.
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FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.
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Big Tobacco wants Indonesian women to light up and liberate.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
More than half of Indonesian men already smoke like chimneys, so the tobacco industry is targeting the country’s new generation of urban, independent women.
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To combat cholera in Yemen, one scientist goes back to basics.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
As epidemic rages on, health care system is close to collapse.
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Govt’s ratification delay raises fears.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Nearly four years after signing a global convention aimed at protecting human and environment from harmful effects of mercury, the government is still unsure of ratifying it.
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When optimism spells disaster...

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
One of the most dangerous threats to the human future in this, the Age of Perils, is … optimism.
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Plastic – from wastelands to waistlines.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Not only are we eating plastic toxics in our seafood, we are breathing in, absorbing them in our house dust.
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High manganese levels lead EPA to crack down on Southeast Side polluter.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Federal environmental regulators are cracking down on a Southeast Side company after finding high levels of brain-damaging manganese in a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood.
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Citizen groups will sue DuPont and Chemours for contaminating drinking water in North Carolina.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
GenX was engineered to replace PFOA, a toxic industrial chemical used to make Teflon. Now GenX has seeped into water in West Virginia and North Carolina.
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Coal plants might be even more toxic than we thought.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
An environmental disaster in North Carolina reveals that a rare, potentially dangerous compound is abundant in burned coal.
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Northern Territory to restrict Katherine water supply due to contamination from toxic foams.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
Pollutants from the use of poisonous chemicals at RAAF Tindal base have leeched into ground and surface water.
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For cosmetics, let the buyer beware.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:30
The government is powerless to act until a slew of consumer complaints raise a red flag about a product.
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