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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Doctors in China lead race to treat cancer by editing genes 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.
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This vaccine can prevent cancer, but many teenagers still don't get it 19.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.
Will coffee in California come with a cancer warning? 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

How do you like your cup of cancer in the morning? I take mine with fake sugar and skim milk. Lame, I know. But there’s no accounting for taste in carcinogens. Or, in this case, coffee.

You’ve probably seen the bemused headlines: “Coffee in California may soon come with a spoonful of cancer warnings.”...

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The Green Movement Is Lily White. That’s a Problem. 17.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s been 20 years since Esteban González Burchard took a trip to Chicago that changed his life. The asthma researcher had been to the Windy City before, so tourism wasn’t on his agenda. Rather, he was there to attend the American Thoracic […]
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No justification: Substantiations for rampant new chemical CBI claims are deficient or lacking altogether 16.2.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Stephanie Schwarz, J.D., is a Legal Fellow.  Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. We recently started a series of blog posts describing what we did, and did not, get from the EPA Docket Center when we requested the public files on about 70 new chemicals, most of which EPA had determined were “not likely to […]
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Mad about L.A.'s air quality? Blame common products like hairspray and paint, not just cars 16.2.2018 LA Times: Science

When it comes to air quality, the products you use to smell nice or scrub your kitchen could be just as bad as the car you drive. A new study of the air around Los Angeles finds that consumer and industrial products now rival tailpipe emissions in creating atmospheric pollutants.

The findings, ...

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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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Trump Pick to Run Indian Health Service, Cited for Business Savvy, Had Financial Struggles 13.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Robert Weaver has cited his private-sector business acumen as a qualification for the job, but a Journal review of his business and financial history shows he has had some difficulties in those areas.
Healthcare companies lead stocks lower after two-day rally 13.2.2018 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks are lower Tuesday morning as healthcare companies slump. Distributors of prescription drugs and medical suppliers are falling after the Wall Street Journal reported that drugstore chain Walgreens wants to buy the rest of AmerisourcerBergen, a drug distributor, and that Amazon is preparing...

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Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine […]
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More religious leaders challenge silence, isolation surrounding suicide 11.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Many faith leaders are looking past suicide as a sin to help spot and support those suffering from mental health issues in their communities.
Efforts to Decrease Prison Populations Are Leaving Women Behind 7.2.2018 Truthout.com
(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout ) For years, women have been the fastest-growing segment of people in prison. But recent efforts to decrease prison populations seem to be leaving them behind bars. In eight states, women's incarceration continues to increase while the men's population decreases. In 19 other states, women's incarceration rates are growing faster than those of men. Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! Anastazia Schmid has spent the past 17 years behind bars in Indiana. During that time, she's seen firsthand the impacts of changes and trends within the state's prison system -- and the ways in which criminal legal reform efforts continue to leave women behind bars. Schmid, who has spent many of these years studying mass incarceration as well as  Indiana's history of female incarceration , isn't surprised. "It has been easy to disregard, really not even have anyone notice, this astronomical increase ...
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Pollution monitors should be standard in LA’s oilfields 7.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pollution monitors should be standard in LA’s oilfields
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Why car horns and other common loud noises might be bad for your heart 7.2.2018 Washington Post
Why car horns and other common loud noises might be bad for your heart
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Lethal pneumonia outbreak caused by low chlorine in Flint water 6.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two new studies confirm that an outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease in Flint, Mich., was caused by the city's water crisis in 2014 and 2015.
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ACC doubles down on its revisionist history of the Lautenberg Act’s reforms to new chemical reviews under TSCA 5.2.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Last August, Scott Pruitt announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reverse course in its conduct of risk reviews of new chemicals under the reforms made in 2016 to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by the Lautenberg Act.  The changes will effectively return the program to […]
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The Islamic State’s toxic farewell: Environmental sabotage and chronic disease 5.2.2018 Washington Post
Oil wells ignited in Iraq by retreating ISIS militants burned for nine months, killing cattle, ruining cropland, fouling water supplies and causing permanent breathing ailments for many residents.
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Syrian activists say civilians hit by chlorine gas attack 5.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Syrian activists say civilians have suffered chlorine gas poisoning during an attack on the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province.
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Indiana Gets Federal Approval For Medicaid Plan That Could Slice Enrollment 3.2.2018 Washington Post
Indiana Gets Federal Approval For Medicaid Plan That Could Slice Enrollment
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