Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder.
After Harvey, some conservatives in Texas are wondering what role do humans play in global warming and the worsening of storms like Harvey? And what should they expect their leaders to do about the problem now?
Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels.
Past water tests at the site have shown the presence of potentially harmful industrial solvents.
Some recent research suggests that, over the long term, drinking water with nitrates at just half the U.S. limit raises cancer risks for children and adults.
The San Jacinto waste pits were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. EPA and industry differ on how to minimize contaminant risk.
Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists.
Three million Utahns will be the victims if clean cars are run off the road by the clown car at the White House.
In Puerto Rico, water is being pumped to people by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site.
t's been three weeks since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and conditions are deteriorating due to a pervasive lack of access to food, water, and electricity. Some residents in Puerto Rico have little recourse left than to seek out water supplies at wells located on the island's Superfund sites.
Neighbors of a Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump are threatening a lawsuit that could force the company to clean up the toxic landfill at the center of an expanding groundwater contamination investigation near Grand Rapids.
Without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.
An asbestos-disposal contractor has sued the state Department of Environmental Quality, claiming the agency is not fulfilling its obligation to make sure asbestos waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of in Montana's landfills.
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”
Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria.
Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.
They may be far away from the flames, but millions of residents are inhaling deadly pollution from the devastating wildfires.
Superfund site that leaked in Hurricane Harvey will be cleaned up.
Chemicals from plastic and paper packaging are leaching into some foods sold in New Zealand, new research shows.