Previous Health News 2024

Toxic Gaslighting: How 3M Executives Convinced a Scientist the Forever Chemicals She Found in Human Blood Were Safe 05-20-24

Decades ago, Kris Hansen showed 3M that its PFAS chemicals were in people’s bodies. Her bosses halted her work. As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, she wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world. Read more

The American Climate Corps Will Get People Into Green Jobs. Can it Help Their Mental Health Too? 05-16-24

Most young people aren’t sure how to take action. Biden’s program could provide much-needed structure. Read more

Fossil Fuels and Petrochemicals May Be Making Us Sicker, Research Says 03-08-24

“These chemicals may be invisible, but they are having visible impacts.” Read more

Our Alarming Airborne PCBs 02-18-24

I want to talk about the failures of government to properly regulate the egregious choices polluters like Monsanto and GE have made as they chose profit over public health and the environment.

Cape Cod Needs To Clean Up Its Water. The Solutions Could Cost Billions 02-12-24

Pat Uhlman lives across the street from Shubael Pond in Barnstable. The round pond is ringed by trees and — most days — crystal clear.

1 Year After the Toxic Train Derailment, is East Palestine Safe? Depends on Whom You Ask. 01-18-24

“We are truly the canaries in the coal mine.” Read more

The war zone in Gaza will leave a legacy of hidden health risks 01-08-24

A toxic mix of dust, ash, and other material from 15 million tons of rubble now blankets the territory and all who live there. Read more

More Than 900 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk: Study 01-10-24

More than 900 chemicals commonly found in consumer products and the environment have been linked to breast cancer risk in a new study.