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14 May Deadline set for Pease blood testing. The state Department of Health and Human Services has set deadlines for when people who have been exposed to water from a contaminated city-owned well can ask to be tested and when they must complete their blood tests. Portsmouth Herald.

7 May Dupont?s Teflon neighbors worry Chemours won?t pay bills., DuPont?s Teflon neighbors worry Chemours won?t pay bills. DuPont Co.?s plan to spin off its Teflon unit is spurring concern on the West Virginia-Ohio border that the new company won?t cover medical payments for residents sickened by a chemical long-used at the production plant. Bloomberg News.

4 May Firefighters exposed to chemicals cry for help. The chemicals that are supposed to protect us from fires are poisoning us. And they have proved to be totally ineffective, even detrimental, in protecting the public from fire. Minneapolis Star Tribune.

1 May Scientists call for global limits on stain- and water-proofing chemicals. Chemicals used to make products waterproof and stain resistant are persistent, pervasive, potentially harmful to humans, and should be regulated and largely replaced, according a statement signed by more than 200 scientists. Environmental Health News.

1 May These chemicals in pizza boxes and carpeting last forever. More than 200 scientists around the world document the threats of perfluorinated compounds and call for more government control. National Geographic News.

15 Apr The case for banning Monsanto's Roundup. There's strong evidence that the herbicide causes birth defects and probably causes cancer. There's also reason to believe it causes or exacerbates numerous chronic illnesses. East Bay Express.

9 Apr Catalyst: Our chemical lives. Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products ? in our water, our food and in the air we breathe. It?s the chemical soup of modern life and it?s virtually impossible to escape them. Is there adequate regulation and testing, or are we in the midst of an uncontrolled, human experiment? Australia ABC News.

6 Apr IBM toxic pool defies cleanup. After 35 years, IBM Corp. contractors have stanched the flow of industrial solvents into a commercial and residential district in the heart of the village, but they have yet to find a solution for the source of the problem at the company's former flagship manufacturing plant. Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.

31 Mar Pesticides on vegetables and fruit linked to lower sperm counts. For the first time, scientists have shown that men who eat produce with a lot of chemical residues may be less fertile. Newsweek.

16 Mar 5 places harmful chemicals can lurk in your home. As you run out of products and replace them, make a conscious effort to opt for things that pose less harm to you and your family. Fox News.

6 Mar Hormone disrupting chemicals may cost EU 157 billion euros a year. Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the European Union some 157 billion euros a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published Thursday in a scientific journal. Agence France-Presse.

4 Mar WorkSafe heads sacked over Fiskville CFA centrre contamination. The heads of Victoria's workplace safety watchdog have been sacked over the toxic contamination of water at the Fiskville CFA training centre. Melbourne Age.

3 Mar Fiskville fire training facility closed after banned chemical found in dam water. The controversial Fiskville firefighter training facility in regional Victoria, Australia has been closed indefinitely, after a banned chemical was found in four dams used to store water for training exercises. The Guardian.

2 Mar Comparing models: DBP effects in rat and human germ cells. Prenatal exposure to di(n-butyl) phthalate (DBP), a chemical that makes plastics flexible, has been associated with a spectrum of male reproductive system disorders in animals, and there is evidence it may adversely affect human testicular germ cells. Environmental Health Perspectives.

18 Feb Firefighters at higher risk of cancer diagnosis. A commander for one fire department in South Florida says the most dangerous part of the job isn't fighting fires. In reality, its toxics from the flames that's killing firefighters at an alarming rate. West Palm Beach WPEC TV.


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