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What is the cost of our clothes?

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What is the cost of our clothes?

Your polyester clothes might be trendy, but the fashion industry's reliance on plastic is becoming increasingly unsustainable and even dangerous - both for the environment and human health.

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97% of Americans have toxic "forever chemicals" in their bodies.

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Superfund Sites, Refineries, Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Potential Path of Tropical Storm Barry

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Superfund Sites, Refineries, Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Potential Path of Tropical Storm Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Louisiana coast, Environment America, U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group -- all part of the Public Interest Network -- are sharing information that will help your readers and viewers contextualize what's going on with regard to major environmental and health concerns.

New Factsheets: Accidents Waiting to Happen

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New Factsheets: Accidents Waiting to Happen

Across the country, thousands of miles of waterways are threatened by at least one of five major potential sources of contamination: coal ash pits, oil pipelines and trains, fracking wastewater pits, animal waste lagoons, and toxic chemical storage facilities. These five factsheets provide summaries of each threat, with recommendations for protecting America's waterways now and in the future.

Toxic Ten: The Most Toxic Industrial Air Polluters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Toxic Ten: The Most Toxic Industrial Air Polluters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

We worked with PennEnvironment to identify Allegheny County’s Toxic Ten – the 10 active facilities emitting the most toxic air pollution in the county. These 10 industrial facilities emitted more than 955,000 pounds of toxic pollutants in 2016 – contributing more than 70 percent of the air pollution from all industrial sources in the county. To find out more about each facility and identify which ones are closest to you, go to ToxicTen.org.

The Road Ahead: Toxics

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The Road Ahead: Toxics

Americans are exposed to hundreds of chemicals on a daily basis. They are in our personal care products, our cookware, our furniture and our electronics. They are used on our lawns and on the crops that produce our food. They are also in our bodies.

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