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Derailed Train Cars in Ohio Were Not Labeled Hazardous

Derailed Train Cars in Ohio Were Not Labeled Hazardous

More concerns have been raised in Ohio following a train that derailed while containing hazardous chemicals. In addition to health concerns for local residents, officials now say that the train was passing through Ohio without being labeled as hazardous. In a news conference on Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said that the train was not […]

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    Democrats Call for Stronger Oversight of Gas Stove Pollution

    Democrats Call for Stronger Oversight of Gas Stove Pollution

    Democrats sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday asking for stronger regulation of gas stoves due to the indoor air pollution and negative health impacts they cause. Gas stoves can produce dangerous levels of indoor air pollution and even when turned off, can leak significant amounts of heat-trapping methane as well […]

    High BPA Levels Found in Popular Sports Bra and Athletic Gear Brands

    High BPA Levels Found in Popular Sports Bra and Athletic Gear Brands

    Usually when a person dons workout attire, they are hoping to do something positive for their health.  That’s why new testing from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is so concerning. The group found that eight popular sports bra brands and six popular athletic shirt brands had unhealthy levels of the environmental toxin bisphenol A […]

    Umbilical Cord Blood Tests Reveal Widespread PFAS Contamination

    Umbilical Cord Blood Tests Reveal Widespread PFAS Contamination

    Five years of research, more than 40 studies, and over 30,000 samples reveal per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also called “forever chemicals,” are present in umbilical cord blood. Further, many of the studies linked PFAS in umbilical cord blood with health issues of the fetus during the parent’s pregnancy, in childhood, and as adults. “Even before […]

    Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

    Judge Revokes Permits for Massive Cancer Alley Plastics Complex

    A state court has struck down permits for a massive petrochemical plant that would have doubled or tripled the emissions of cancer-causing chemicals polluting the already beleaguered Cancer Alley.  Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court ruled September 14 that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) failed to protect the public when it issued air permits […]