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12 Sep C8 panel says it didn?t rely on ex-WVU researcher. A panel of scientists that linked exposure to the DuPont Co. chemical C8 to human illnesses said Thursday those findings did not rely on the work of a former West Virginia University researcher whose qualifications have been questioned by a national news report. Charleston Gazette.

11 Sep 13 years since 9/11 attacks, losses continue. On the 9/11 anniversary, the losses continue today. People were exposed to the dangerous toxins that hung over lower Manhattan after the buildings crashed down, and fire melted steel, smoke billowed and dust covered the site. Health studies on the impact of Ground Zero exposure are ongoing. Lower Hudson Valley Journal News.

8 Sep Thousands of C8 suits against DuPont flood federal court. A decade-long legal battle accusing DuPont of being responsible for life-threatening medical problems among Ohio River residents is flooding federal court in Columbus. Columbus Dispatch.

27 Aug Contaminant in Pennsylvania counties' water decades after use. Decades after the U.S. Navy used an unregulated contaminant in firefighting training on two former bases in Pennsylvania's Bucks and Montgomery counties, the chemical is turning up in elevated levels in public water wells. Bucks County Courier Times.

22 Aug Land abuse comes back to haunt. Now comes word that a couple of nasty chemical compounds ? perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) ? have contaminated drinking water supplies in two adjoining townships. And that the culprit is likely the U.S. Navy. Bucks County Courier Times.

11 Aug Colgate?s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over triclosan. The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Companies are phasing it out. At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste-- Colgate-Palmolive Co.?s Total. Bloomberg News.

2 Jul Intersex fish showing up in Pennsylvania rivers. Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity. LiveScience.

30 Jun Plastics manufacturer finds carcinogen in private wells in two New Jersey towns. Solvay Specialty Polymers says it found traces of a chemical that has been linked to some cancers in seven private water wells in South Jersey. The company has been the focus of state and federal investigations into contamination by perfluorinated chemicals. Montclair NJ Spotlight.

23 Jun Lawsuits mount in case against DuPont in West Virginia, Ohio. Roughly 3,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio are expected to sue DuPont for personal injury by chemical contamination in the latest chapter of a long running saga that included a massive public health study. Wilmington News Journal.

16 Jun Court to hear over 900 lawsuits against DuPont. More than 900 lawsuits alleging personal injury from exposure to a chemical used at a DuPont plant in West Virginia are now in federal court. Charleston Daily Mail.

12 Jun Infertility in Spanish pigs traced to plastics. A warning for humans? Investigating plastic bags used in 2010 by Spain's pig farmers has led Cristina Nerín, an analytical chemist at the University of Zaragoza, to publish new research that traces pigs' infertility to chemical compounds in the plastics. National Geographic News.

2 Jun Atrazine: Syngenta's herbicide doesn't just poison frogs - it could give you cancer. Tyrone Hayes has fought a 15-year battle with Syngenta following his discovery that its herbicide Atrazine scrambles sex in frogs. Now he wants to know - is Atrazine the cause of the US's 2-fold reproductive cancer excess among Blacks and Hispanics? Ecologist.

27 May Deadliest cancers more likely to strike the poorest people. Poor people are more likely than the wealthy to develop the more deadly types of cancer, an American study suggests. Times of London.

27 May Are flame retardants causing cancer in firefighters? They?re trained to run into burning buildings and save lives, but Minnesota firefighters are facing a silent danger long after the flames are out. Studies show more than half of all line-of-duty deaths in firefighting are now caused by cancer. Minneapolis WCCO TV.

21 May Fracking's overlooked menace is endocrine-disrupting chemicals in waste products. Forget about the foul-tasting water, the nauseating smell, the skin rashes, faucets on fire and the greenhouse effect of methane emissions. The overlooked real and present danger is a poorly monitored and silent menace: novel endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Trenton Times.


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