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Chemours and DuPont's knowledge of PFAS risks leads to UN intervention

A United Nations human rights panel has spotlighted a North Carolina PFAS plant for its environmental negligence, highlighting the ongoing production of toxic chemicals despite known health risks.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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A scientist in Louisville is compiling data on trees and human health

An ongoing science experiment involves nearly 8,000 trees and shrubs in southern Louisville and health data from nearly 500 residents.
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Canada’s tar sands are a much larger source of air pollution than previously thought, study says

The research, published in Science, found the oil operations are releasing vast quantities of compounds that can cause localized air pollution and form damaging particles that can travel across the continent.
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Vicky Cann: How the chemical-industry lobby pushes 'safe use' exemptions

Ever since the EU Commission published its hazardous chemicals strategy, the industry has lobbied to undermine and dilute its promises — and lobbyists can point to some clear wins.
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EPA is backing down from environmental justice cases nationwide

The agency has pumped the brakes on Civil Rights Act investigations out of apparent fear that a Louisiana challenge could make it to the Supreme Court.
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Air pollution is ruining your skin

Wildfire smoke and exhaust fumes are triggering spikes in eczema and other skin conditions.
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The health cost of burning wood to warm homes

Experts say wood-burning is not cheaper or truly renewable and constitutes a major health risk.