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Sensor quickly measures heavy metal levels
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Sensor quickly measures heavy metal levels

CINCINNATI — “U.S. researchers have developed the first ‘lab on a chip’ sensor that can quickly detect levels of heavy metals such as manganese in humans, a report says. Developed by University of Cincinnati scientists, the sensor will have its first field test in Marietta, Ohio, where another UC researcher is […]

English true to service roots, at work and in song
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English true to service roots, at work and in song

CINCINNATI — “When she was on her honeymoon in Paris, Melissa English made a pit stop for work, with her new husband’s approval, of course. She had barely officially joined the staff of Ohio Citizen Action as the Southern Ohio campaign director, though she’d been involved with the advocacy non-profit […]

CARES study expands to Wood County
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CARES study expands to Wood County

PARKERSBURG, WV — “As part of a continuing effort to study the neurological effects of metals, particularly manganese, on children, the Communities Actively Researching Exposure Study (CARES), is expanding recruitment efforts into Wood County. The study initially limited enrollment to residents of Marietta and Cambridge, Ohio, and is now extending […]

County’s cancer risk from the air exceeds EPA goal
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County’s cancer risk from the air exceeds EPA goal

MARIETTA — “Concerns over the air quality in Washington County are nothing new, but a report released this week by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency puts a number on the cancer risk associated with breathing air pollutants. The county’s risk is quantified at 1.37 additional cancers per 10,000 people, which […]

Caroline Beidler’s Metzenbaum Award acceptance speech
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Caroline Beidler’s Metzenbaum Award acceptance speech

CINCINNATI — “I learned that a woman who usually doesn’t have much more than a hundred dollars in her checking account can be a small part of something as significant as convincing an international corporation to make $150 million dollars worth of improvements to help the health of a community. […]

Air quality monitored at schools
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Air quality monitored at schools

EPA report found manganese levels fluctuate; more studies planned MARIETTA — “The final report from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study that measured air quality at three local schools has been released, but more monitoring is expected. The study, which began in August 2009 and measured pollutants in the air […]

Focal point: Local schools
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Focal point: Local schools

The EPA plans to take a closer look at the manganese levels of schools which are near — and downriver from — a local manufacturing plant VIENNA, WV — “Wednesday was is the last day before the holiday break for youngsters at Vienna’s Neale Elementary School. And while Neale is […]

EPA wants more air sampling at West Virginia, Ohio schools
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EPA wants more air sampling at West Virginia, Ohio schools

VIENNA, WV — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the air around a Wood County elementary school requires further monitoring because sampling showed high levels of manganese. The agency said there’s no immediate health concern for children at Neale Elementary in Vienna, or at two other schools across the […]

Toxic chemicals: EPA reports on area
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Toxic chemicals: EPA reports on area

MARIETTA — “The latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Release Inventory report indicates the amount of toxic substances released by facilities in Washington County decreased by 4.9 million pounds from 2008 to 2009… Eramet Marietta’s total on- and off-site toxic releases were 5.5 million pounds in 2008, but the latest […]

C.A.R.E.S. expanded into Wood County
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C.A.R.E.S. expanded into Wood County

PARKERSBURG — “The Communities Actively Researching Exposure Study on the neurological effects of metals on children, particularly manganese, is being expanded into Wood County, officials announced Wednesday. Coordinated by the University of Cincinnati with the Neighbors for Clean Air program, schools in Marietta and Cambridge and local health departments, the […]