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23 Sep Fish lesions, other problems are cause for worry. Something is very out of sync in aquatic ecosystems around the world. Evidence can be found in the unusually widespread frequency of fish lesions, excessive mortality and intersex fish. Erie Times-News.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 May Firefighters need help in battle vs. cancerous chemicals. Numerous studies have shown that firefighters have higher rates of certain cancers than the general population. Now, according to recent research, firefighters are at risk from chemically treated household chemicals designed to help battle blazes and save lives. St. Paul Pioneer Press.

17 Apr Hormone-disrupting chemicals are a must for Maine?s spring cleaning to-do list. It?s time for Maine to put ?Designate Phthalates as Priority Chemicals under Maine?s Kid-Safe Products Act? on the top of its spring cleaning to-do list. Bangor Daily News.

6 Apr Labeling would help keep toxins away from Maine kids. Mandating the disclosure of phthalates in consumer goods is a minor technical action that could have a major impact. Putting this information out there would make it easier for parents to avoid harmful products and give businesses an incentive to research and use safer alternatives. Maine Sunday Telegram.

22 Mar A threat to male fertility. Phthalates have been implicated in a range of health problems, including birth defects, cancers and diabetes. But it is their effect on the human reproductive system that has most worried researchers. A growing body of work over the last two decades suggests that phthalates can rewire the male reproductive system. New York Times.

 

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