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80 homes in Washington County will get bottled water as state reviews new pollution standards.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The Minnesota Dept. of Health made the announcement as it reviews the effect of new, more stringent federal standards for the chemicals, known as PFCs, which were used at a local 3M Co. plant decades ago.
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Dirty water and good intentions: The murky case for Victoria sewage treatment.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Some critics claim the whole $1-billion-plus project is a waste of money. Treatment simply isn’t needed, opponents maintain.
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A tiny power plant you could swallow to fight cancer.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Carnegie Mellon scientists identify chemistry that one day may drive medical devices inside the body. Hint: It’s your own melanin.
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First lawsuit filed over PFC water taint near Bucks, Montgomery bases.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
After months of rumbling about potential lawsuits against the military over local drinking water contamination, a Philadelphia law firm became the first to take action Tuesday.
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Q&A: Eminent domain and the Georgia pipeline debate.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Georgia state Rep. Bill Hitchens says he’s worried by the 2015, 300,000 gallon Kinder Morgan pipeline spill in Belton, South Carolina, as well as the use of eminent domain by private companies.
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In Florida Keys, some worry about 'science and government' more than Zika.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Officials want to test genetically modified mosquitoes built to blunt the spread of dengue and Zika, but many Key Haven residents fear the experiment more than the viruses.
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Antibiotic therapy during infancy increases type 1 diabetes risk in mice.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.
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Can my couch give me cancer?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Cancer is just one of many health concerns linked to the chemical treatments used in furniture.
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The American Heart Association has bad news for your children.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
New guidelines say kids should eat no more than six teaspoons of added sugar a day. Here's what that looks like.
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It looks like the soda tax paid off in Berkeley.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks dipped 21 percent after a tax was enacted, a new study finds.
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Soda companies have a new, evil language trick to keep you hooked on sugar.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A "grocery tax" sounds way worse than a "soda tax," right? Yeah, Big Soda thought so.
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Will FDA’s new GRAS rule make food any safer?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The rule will ask food companies to volunteer more information about ingredients “generally recognized as safe,” but companies will continue to decide what ingredients they consider safe.
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France’s farmers on suicide watch as wheat crop fails.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Behind the failed crops is a rare confluence of negative factors.
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Well water at 80 Washington County homes now dangerous, EPA says.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
About 80 homes in Washington County have well water with chemical pollution deemed too high by new federal guidelines.
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Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
The United States has to do more to address this public-health emergency.
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Essay: Everything has water flowing through it.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
We grew up learning a tradition of respect for water, hearing our Elders praying with water. Water is a part of every second of our lives, everything has water flowing through it, everything has life.
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Occupying the prairie: Tensions rise as tribes move to block a pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
A federal court will hear arguments Wednesday in a suit to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says threatens water supplies and sacred lands.
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The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development.
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Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 38 dead and toll expected to rise.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
Rescue workers scrambled to reach survivors across central Italy after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck the region, collapsing homes and rattling buildings as far away as Rome and Venice.
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Study: Improperly treated water a 'plausible' cause of skin rashes in Flint.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:30
People in Flint have been blaming painful itchy rashes on the city’s tap water. Many pinpoint the development of their skin irritation to the city’s switch to the Flint River as its tap water source. Now a panel of experts for the most part agrees.
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