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Forever Chemicals 101

Forever Chemicals 101

PFAS, or per- or poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals found in all sorts of products, like nonstick cookware, firefighting foam, and stain-resistant fabrics. We didn't know they had negative health...

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Lead in school water guide

What to Do if Your School Has Lead

Lead is one of the scariest things to find in your child's school. Whether you're a parent or administrator – you probably want to know what's next. There are short-...

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What is Toxicology?

What is Toxicology?

To know if your environment impacts your health, we rely on research in the field of toxicology. What is toxicology? We’re here to break down the jargon. Read this primer...

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Wastewater Epidemiology: Real-time Public Health Research

Wastewater Epidemiology: Real-time Public Health Research

Every day, more than 30 billion gallons of wastewater passes through treatment plants in the United States. While all of that urine, feces, and other waste might seem like something...

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Erin Brockovich: The Ongoing Fight for Clean Water

Erin Brockovich: The Ongoing Fight for Clean Water

Whether or not you have seen her eponymously-titled film, Erin Brockovich's environmental efforts deserve attention. As a passionate environmental activist, she is determined to remain a spokesperson for those suffering from environmental...

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The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

Here's a snapshot of what's happened during the Flint, Michigan water crisis over the last three years to highlight the importance of drinking water infrastructure management. 

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Lead In Public School Drinking Water

Lead In Public School Drinking Water

While alarming, the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan is not a “one-off” example of lead poisoning through drinking water. Lead poisoning due to contaminated drinking water is a very real problem that continues...

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Late to Regulate

Late to Regulate

Did you know it took almost 100 years for US health regulations to protect citizens from the dangers of lead paint? Meanwhile, hundreds of new pharmaceuticals, industrial solvents, fertilizers, and...

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