Environmental Health

"Climate Change May Already Be Spreading Malaria Mosquitos"

"As temperatures rise, many tropical species once confined to the warmest parts of the globe are expected to climb to higher altitudes and creep farther from the equator. That already may be happening with mosquitoes carrying malaria, one of the world’s most devastating diseases and one that already kills more than 600,000 people a year."

Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2023

"A Slew of State Proposals Shows the Threat of 'Forever Chemicals'"

"State lawmakers across the country want to tackle the growing [PFAS] problem. Several states have passed landmark laws in recent years, and now dozens of legislatures are considering hundreds of bills to crack down on using such compounds. The legislation would strengthen product disclosure laws, increase liability for polluters, bolster testing plans and enact water quality standards."

Source: Stateline, 02/15/2023

Groups Urge Feds To Track Illnesses Common After BP Spill"

"Several environmental groups are petitioning federal regulators to require employers to document a wider range of illnesses, including cold- and flu-like symptoms, suffered by cleanup workers and emergency responders during oil spills."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/14/2023


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