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Coal Ash Rule Amendments Would Risk Putting Carcinogen In Water

Proposed amendments to the U.S.’s federal 2015 Coal Ash Rule risk putting carcinogenic hexavalent chromium in water supplies across the country, preliminary findings indicate. Allowing coal ash to be spread on soil or stored in unlined pits and landfills will raise the risk that several toxic elements could leach out of the coal ash, the […]

Do These Pollutants Sap TB Vaccine’s Power?

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study. The significance of the research extends far beyond TB vaccine responses and exposures to these two chemicals, says Todd Jusko, an assistant professor in the University of Rochester departments of environmental […]