Environmental Health

"A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters"

"Officials in Houston are just beginning to grapple with the health and environmental risks that lurk in the waters dumped by Hurricane Harvey, a stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste that still floods much of the city."

Source: NY Times, 09/01/2017

Post-Gazette Request To Open Health Dept Asbestos Proceeding Denied

"An Allegheny County Health Department hearing officer Tuesday denied a request to allow the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to attend a proceeding that was closed to the public at the request of Ramesh and Vikas Jain, who were appealing a $1.47 million fine for multiple violations of the county’s asbestos-removal regulations."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/31/2017

"$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer"

"In what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder, a Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder on her perineum for decades."

Source: NY Times, 08/24/2017

"Colonias On The Border Struggle With Decades-Old Water Issues"

"All along the U.S.-Mexico border, about 840,000 mostly low-income, immigrant Latinos have settled in colonias – cheap plots of land outside city limits without basic infrastructure such as water and sewage systems, electricity and paved roads."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 08/22/2017

"Trump’s Interior Department Moves To Stop Mountaintop Removal Study"

"Trump administration officials have told the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a review of the increased public health risks faced by Appalachian residents who live near mountaintop removal coal-mining sites, the academies revealed in a statement issued Monday."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 08/22/2017

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