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    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefigh...
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Letter to Editor, The Denver Post, What it is and why you should care Joan Bancroft, Arvada   As a pediatrician my work compels me to advocate for the health of our children. I have come to regard “home electrification” as a critical step to protect the health of children, families and...
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\“I could not have predicted this,” says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.By Agya K. Aning August 1, 2021   Decades after emerging from the broader civil rights movement, setting itself apart from traditional ...
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  By Courtney Rubin © The New York Times Co. Dr. Maria Wei, a professor of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco, was helping a student come up with a project about how the environment affects skin when she looked out her office window and saw the ash falling from the sky...
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    By Coral Davenport © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is banning a common pesticide, widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables, from use on food crops because it has been linked to neurological damage in childr...
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By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. Extreme heat causes many times more workplace injuries than official records capture, and those injuries are concentrated among the poorest workers, new research suggests, the latest evidence of how climate change worsens inequality. Hotter days do...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A showdown that has been building for several years on Colorado’s High Plains could come to a head as cities and counties take aim at trying to make room for two of the state’s major industries: home building and oil and gas. The state recently approved new buffer...
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    By Gretchen Reynolds © The New York Times Co. The summer of 2021 came in sizzling, with June temperatures in many parts of the United States shattering records, baking landscapes and prompting those of us who usually exercise outside to question when, how — and if — we should conti...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the Uni...
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Denver Water removes decades-old toxic service lines faster than expected By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Tens of thousands of Denver residents drink, bathe in and cook with water that comes in through lead service lines. Denver Water crews are moving as fast as a public utility that serves 1....
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  Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Bill to Reduce Unnecessary Plastic and Address Growing Plastic Pollution Crisis Press Release Date Monday, May 17, 2021 Location: Seattle, WA Contacts:Ben Enticknap: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503.329.4465 Jamie Karnik: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 907.586.4050 Today, Go...
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  By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Thursday moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government’s ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change. Critics said the re...
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  By Sheila Kaplan © The New York Times Co. a long-sought public health goal of civil rights and anti-tobacco groups that has been beaten back by the tobacco industry for years, according to a federal health official. For decades, menthol cigarettes have been marketed aggressively to Black ...
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By Katie Langford Daily Camera BOULDER »  , according to a new study by University of Colorado researchers. The study by researcher Zhe Peng and Professor Jose-Luis Jimenez of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences builds on previous research to show that when ...
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 Biden plan would spend $45B to replace lead pipes By Aamer Madhan The Associated Press CHICAGO » In the modest bungalows and two-flats of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, there’s never a shortage of needed home repairs staring residents in the face. And then there is the less...
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By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg quality and mor...
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    By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg qua...
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  By Roni Caryn Rabin © The New York Times Co. Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products such as bottled water, congressional investigators sai...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Every day at work for 15 years, Sean Mitchell, a captain in the Nantucket Fire Department in Massachusetts, has put on the bulky suit that protects him from the heat and flames he faces on the job. But last year, he and his team came across un...
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    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the Western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Eve...
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