Toxic Exposure

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Parents expect that their children will be in a safe environment when they’re at school, but it appears that at one Long Island middle school, the administration didn’t do nearly enough to keep their students safe. A new lawsuit filed on Sept. 3 against the Northport-East Northport Union Free School…

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Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency, which hosted a symposium on May 22nd, 2018 to bring experts up to date on where the agency stands regarding the use of PFAS in commercial and industrial applications, and to provide guidance regarding potential pollution of…

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Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland has issued a call to the EPA to begin enforcing regulations on Chlorosulfonic Acid after an accident in Baltimore exposed hundreds of people to the dangerous substance. The accident, which resulted in a vapor cloud that affected an entire neighborhood, drew calls from local residents…

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By now everyone has seen images of the devastating flooding in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey. A city of millions of people was rendered practically uninhabitable by the forces of Mother Nature. At least 40 were killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless. But as the city begins…

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For decades the Nuclear Industry has insisted that the accident at Three Mile Island, though terrifying, had no major effect on the health of Americans who lived nearby. The radiation was mostly contained, they insisted, and exposure to limited doses of radiation does not necessarily cause harm. New research out…

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A worker at a decommissioned nuclear weapons facility in Washington State might have carried radioactive contamination home with him after his clothes were exposed. The incident happened on May 18th. Politicians in the state are calling on the federal government to expedite the decontamination of the site, a project which…

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New York State was one of the first states to ban fracking back in 2014. Fracking is a controversial technique for harvesting oil and gas from shale and other deposits. Fracking requires literally fracturing the earth to make these substances are easier to gather. To do so, large machines are…

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For the past few years, Flint, Michigan has been in the news due to a water crisis exposing thousands of children to significant amounts of lead. The governor of the state has been under fire, as have local politicians, for failing to address the issue in a timely manner, and…

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