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PFAS Chemical Producers Under Criminal Investigation

It may sometimes look like alphabet soup when scientists begin writing about perfluorinated chemicals, historically abbreviated PFC. Interestingly, the abbreviation PFC refers to two similar, yet distinctly different chemicals: perfluorinated chemicals and perfluorocarbons.1 Perfluorinated chemicals include perfluorocarbons and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, such as PFOA and PFOS. To reduce confusion, the EPA made the… Read More »

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases

THC may be to blame in Minnesota’s severe respiratory illnesses linked to vaping. Max Faulkner | Tribune News Service | Getty Images U.S. health officials have narrowed their investigation of a mysterious lung disease that has killed at least six people to 380 “probable” and “confirmed” cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said… Read More »

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In that interview, Wise described how migrant children are kept in a “kind of cage-like” processing center. “From there, they get moved to a different processing center, which is kind… Read More »