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Why the Allegheny County Health Department Must Turn the Corner on Decades of Weak Clean Air Enforcement

Pittsburgh is no longer the “Smoky City” of days gone by, but pollution from industry continues to pose a threat to public health. Cutting Through...

Aug 15, 2019 Report
Water Quality at Our Beaches

Americans should be able to expect that water at our beaches is clean and safe for swimming. In fact, that was a key goal when...

Jul 23, 2019 Report

Waste from e-cigs is a new problem, but it is no different than many other disposable products that have come onto the market. And there...

Jun 24, 2019 Blog Post

American farmers are trapped in a toxic cycle of pesticide and herbicide use. Breaking our reliance on pesticides, including dicamba and glyphosate, is a crucial...

Apr 9, 2019 Blog Post

Leaks from our nation's gas system are more common and hazardous than you might think. These leaks waste money, pollute the air, and, if exposed...

Feb 1, 2019 Blog Post

Protecting our health from toxic threats requires stronger regulation along with development of less chemically intensive systems and safer substitutes for dangerous chemicals.

Jan 3, 2019 Blog Post

Hurricane Season unfolds on our TV screens each year like a hit drama. But what are the long-lasting impacts on the people and communities that...

Nov 8, 2018 Blog Post

Hurricane Florence is projected to affect major agricultural regions of North Carolina and neighboring states, where manure storage in lagoons is common. Leakage from or...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

There are dozens of Superfund hazardous waste sites in states potentially affected by Hurricane Michael. Flooding of hazardous waste sites can result in toxic substances...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of hurricanes Florence and Michael. Coal ash ponds can...

Oct 9, 2018 Blog Post

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