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Research team maps Harvey's toll on Galveston Bay.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
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.

Ancient viruses are buried in your DNA.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.

Senate to weigh key EPA nominees with close ties to chemical, fossil fuels industries.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.

How the benzene tree polluted the world.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
MEPs today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

Trust fund plan proposed to deal with PCB issue.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
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.

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
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.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
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.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
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 carcinogens lead to thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year: Study.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
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.

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

Drinking Water Quality Council will ‘apply science’ to set standards.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
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.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
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.

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Superfund sites must be tested after Harvey.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Texans need to know if these sites have been breached. Anything that leaks out of them is directly hazardous to human health.

Cancer, thyroid problems plague West Michigan dump neighbors.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
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.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Europe’s farming powerhouse can ill afford an outright ban on world’s top weedkiller.

Former city manager comments on PCB.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
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.

It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.

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