Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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As more and more troubling reports are made about what has spilled as a result of Harvey, it seems unlikely the bay has been spared.
Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.
One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.
MEPs today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?
Charleston attorney and former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Callaghan plans to establish a trust fund and to sue insurance companies of entities responsible for dumping PCB in Fayette County illegally.
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, asbestos and silica are together causing thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year, says a new study that reveals the toll of on-the-job hazardous substances.
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.
The man-made chemical 1,4-dioxane and the risks it could pose to the local drinking water supply were primary topics at the new state Drinking Water Quality Council’s first meeting, held Monday at Stony Brook University.
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.
Texans need to know if these sites have been breached. Anything that leaks out of them is directly hazardous to human health.
In the 1960s, Wolverine used the 76-acre undeveloped land as a dump site for hazardous sludge waste generated by its former tannery in Rockford, where the company treated pigskin with Scotchgard, a fabric protector that repels water and stains.
Europe’s farming powerhouse can ill afford an outright ban on world’s top weedkiller.
A former City of Fayetteville manager said that a refusal by federal, state and county agencies to dredge Arbuckle Creek has led to floodwaters carrying PCBs onto residents' properties from an EPA Superfund site.
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.