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Texas quietly moves to formalize acceptable cancer risk from industrial air pollution. Public health officials say it’s not strict enough.

Without public hearings, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to adopt its 17-year-old standard that scientists and public health officials say fails to account for cumulative air pollution.

E.P.A. approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show
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E.P.A. approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show

The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.
Fake science is a real danger

Fake science is a real danger

Paul Thacker: I once thought these scientists were being paranoid. Then I learned about the tobacco, pesticide, and climate disinformation industry targeting their research and reputations.

A global pollution observatory hunts for hidden killers
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A global pollution observatory hunts for hidden killers

The first worldwide effort to measure all forms of pollution is calculating staggering numbers on its human toll.
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