Environmental Pollution

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The history of America is filled with horror stories of people dying due to exposure to toxic substances. In some cases, such as Mesothelioma from asbestos, the cause and effect was clear. The small fibers from asbestos damaged lung tissue, causing the development of cancers. Lung cancer from cigarettes was…

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Multiple outlets are reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency withheld pertinent information regarding the health risks posed by fracking. Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) uses high-pressure fluids to break the earth open and provide access to oil or other precious materials. The technique has been controversial for years, both for its…

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