Previous Health News 2021

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors 07-22-21

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women’s exposure risks. Read more

The “twin crises” of high cancer rates and exposure to toxics in Pittsburgh 07-15-21

Doctors, researchers, and advocates call for action on cancer-causing pollution in southwestern Pennsylvania. Read more

For Farmworkers, Heat Too Often Means Needless Death 07-09-21

Advocates say the case of an undocumented Oregon worker during the record-breaking Pacific Northwest heatwave exposes the deadly toll of failed U.S. immigration law. Read more

Poisoned 03-24-21

Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound. Read more

Covid-19 Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 01-12-21

Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement. Read more at The New York Times