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Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Should Companies do More to Curb Coal Ash Exposure?

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Should Companies do More to Curb Coal Ash Exposure?

Between 2001 and 2011, a natural experiment was conducted by researchers when eight power plants that produced a toxic byproduct of coal ash were retired. The study analyzed records of over 57,000 births that took place within 20 kilometers of the plants during this time. It was later concluded that preterm birth rates among women exposed to the toxins from the plants fell from 7 percent to...

Stronger Pesticide Regulation Protects Workers and Children

Stronger Pesticide Regulation Protects Workers and Children

Pesticides have been shown in repeated studies to cause birth defects, cancer and neurological problems. Yet American farmworkers are routinely exposed to dangerous pesticides. As part of their jobs, they are often exposed when they mix up batches of pesticides to spray on crops and then again as they apply the pesticides in the fields.

EPA Strengthens Pesticide Regulations

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