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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year

Researchers estimate the United States economy takes a $340 billion hit annually as endocrine-disrupting compounds lower IQs, increase behavior problems and exacerbate health woes like obesity and diabetes.

Oil from BP spill has officially entered the food chain

The first signs of Deepwater Horizon oil were found in blue crab larvae in 2010. Oil likely entered the food chain through zooplankton
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Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People are dying in opioid crisis because of politicians’ ignorance

Columbia University psychology and psychiatry professor Carl Hart argues that people are dying because of ignorance, not because of opioids.

High Levels of Lead in Chicago Drinking Fountains

Of the 1,891 outdoor fountains in city parks, 445 exceeded the EPA's action level for lead.

It’s time for Medicare for all

Democrats would be wise to seize the moment.

If I Were the American Dictator

“The overall composition of Congress is not going to change much at all after the election. So, really, the only way to reboot America is to have a smart, benevolent dictator.”

Vulture capitalists circle above Puerto Rico prey

As people in Puerto Rico are dying and President Trump lashes out at San Juan's mayor, Bill talks with social anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla about the challenges Puerto Ricans face in the wake of the storm.

The GOP Gang of Supremes Go After Obamacare

The Supreme Court is once again challenging Obamacare, which could dramatically influence the health of millions. These challengers are claiming the law prohibits insurance subsidies to the millions of low and middle-income Americans living in the 36 states that did not set up a state exchange.

Improved Medicare For All becoming unstoppable

People are pushing back against the false narrative and are forcing the media, in some instances, to tell the truth.

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."