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Chemicals

Intersex Fish Found In 3 Pennsylvania River Basins

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times Male fish carrying eggs — intersex fish — have been found in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna, Delaware, and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found that two fish species, smallmouth bass and white sucker, were exhibiting […]

July 3, 2014

Study Lists Dangerous Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer

Washington (AFP) – Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, U.S. researchers said Monday. The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers women advice on how to […]

May 12, 2014

Study: Blacks, Latinos, Low-Income Live Closest To Dangerous Chemical Plants

by David Halperin, Republic Report A new study released Thursday finds that the Americans who live near hazardous chemical industrial facilities are disproportionately African American or Latino, are more likely to live in poverty, and have lower incomes and education levels than the national average.  These trends accelerate rapidly as one gets closer to the “fenceline” areas nearest dangerous […]

May 5, 2014

Removal Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Almost 90 Percent Complete, Monitor Says

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90 percent of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The latest shipment on Tuesday to the Mediterranean port of Latakia means that […]

April 22, 2014

Head Of Chemical Safety Board Says EPA Has Power To Make Industry Safer

By Michael Lindenberger, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board told senators Thursday that the Obama administration should already be using its power to require industries to adopt safer technology in making and handling deadly chemicals such as the one that exploded last April at a fertilizer plant in […]

March 7, 2014