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Protesters stood outside a Kroger's shareholding meeting to protest the use of BPA, a controversial chemical used in food packaging.
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Protesters gather outside Kroger shareholder’s meeting

OVER-THE-RHINE — “The songs and chants of a group of about 50 protesters marching on the Kroger shareholder meeting at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts echoed up and down Central Parkway Thursday morning. The protesters marched in the name of consumer’s and farm worker’s rights. It would have been […]

Our bodies have so many more cancer-causing chemicals than we thought
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Our bodies have so many more cancer-causing chemicals than we thought

WASHINGTON, DC — “An estimated 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. While some of this is rooted in sheer genetics, many of these cases may be sparked by substances in the air, soil, food, and materials around us. A new report released today by the Environmental […]

Sweeping overhaul of nation’s chemical-safety laws clears final legislative hurdle
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Sweeping overhaul of nation’s chemical-safety laws clears final legislative hurdle

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Senate passed legislation Tuesday evening that will overhaul the way the federal government regulates every chemical sold on the market in the United States. The bipartisan accord represents the most sweeping environmental measure to pass Congress in a quarter-century. The bill, which drew support from the […]

Ohio Consumer and health advocates call on Kroger to ban toxic BPA in canned foods
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Ohio Consumer and health advocates call on Kroger to ban toxic BPA in canned foods

CINCINNATI —Concerned parents and local health advocates from Ohio Citizen Action today joined a national movement to urge major grocery chain Kroger to stop selling canned foods packaged with toxic bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and […]

Chemical Breakdown: Part 1
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Chemical Breakdown: Part 1

  HOUSTON, TX — “All over America and across greater Houston, capital of the nation’s petrochemical industry, hundreds of chemicals pose serious threats to public safety at facilities that may be unknown to most neighbors and are largely unpoliced by government at all levels, a yearlong Houston Chronicle investigation reveals. […]

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes
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Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

CHICAGO, IL — “PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant. Classified as a ‘persistent environmental pollutant’ by the EPA, PCBs cause cancer in people and […]

FOR DECADES 3M was the primary producer of C8, or PFOA, and was the sole producer of a related chemical known as PFOS.
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Lawsuits charge that 3M knew about the dangers of Its chemicals

ST PAUL, MN— “Based on the company’s own research, the complaint argues, 3M ‘knew or should have known’ that PFCs harm human health and the environment and that the chemicals would leach from their disposal sites into and “result in injury, destruction, and loss of natural resources of the State.” […]

Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions
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Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions

CINCINNATI — “Conservation and environmental groups will now have a formal seat at the table when regulators meet to review water quality issues and standards for the Ohio River – a status enjoyed by the power industry and other groups for years. Last month the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation […]

Are you a toxic waste disposal site?
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Are you a toxic waste disposal site?

NEW YORK, NY — “Even if you’re not in Flint, Mich., there are toxic chemicals in your home. For that matter, in you. Scientists have identified more than 200 industrial chemicals — from pesticides, flame retardants, jet fuel — as well as neurotoxins like lead in the blood or breast […]

About 85 percent of male smallmouth bass collected in national wildlife refuges in the Northeastern U.S. had eggs were growing in their testes. Pollutants that mimic sex hormones are the suspected culprit.
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Why are these male fish growing eggs?

Fish in wildlife refuges are feminized, probably by hormone-skewing pollution. What does this portend for the health of all creatures—and people? SWANTON, VT — “Scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey studied fish in 19 national wildlife refuges in the U.S. Northeast, including Missisquoi. […]