Monday, June 21, 2021

Urban oil wells linked to asthma and other health problems in Los Angeles

In some cases, the impact on residents’ lungs is worse than living beside a highway or being exposed to secondhand smoke every day.

Food additive in Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, +3,000 others no longer considered safe

The additive, titanium dioxide, may cause cell mutations and damage DNA.

A crisis of undiagnosed cancers is emerging in the pandemic’s second year

A factory worker didn’t want to call in sick or catch COVID-19, so she tried to ignore the pain. Now she has stage 4 cancer.

My Covid-19 teaching year

A world unraveling amid smoke and death and how one teacher and her students dealt with it.

Bayer considers putting an end to US glyphosate sales

“Removing glyphosate from residential use would be a step in the right direction.”

Glyphosate remains on shelves despite EPA admitting Trump-era review was faulty

“We will ask the court to deny this extraordinary request to paper over glyphosate’s ecological harms only to approve it anyway down the road. Time to face the music, not run and hide.”

Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court

“It’s a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system.”

Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid

One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.

EPA shuts down leaking oil refinery in St. Croix over ‘imminent’ public health threat

“This is a majority-Black island in a U.S. territory. It is located next to public housing. If this refinery were located most anywhere else in the country, it would have been shut down months ago.”

Court orders EPA to establish lead hazard standards in structures to better protect children...

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, there is no safe level of exposure of lead for children and the most common cause of lead poisoning is from ingesting lead dust.