Members of Congress to question EPA, DoD on ‘forever chemicals’

video screenshot: Exposure to some types of PFAS linked to hormone disruption, miscarriages, developmental issues, and cancer.

Video screenshot, click link below to view: Exposure to some types of PFAS linked to hormone disruption, miscarriages, developmental issues, and cancer.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are increasingly raising concerns the government has not done enough to handle chemical contamination from military bases, airports and industrial sites around the country.

In the first of several expected hearings targeting the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump … [more…]

Fraudulence in Flint: How Suspect Science Helped Declare the Water Crisis Over

photo: Flint city sign in Genesee County, Michigan. Fraudulence in Flint: How Suspect Science Helped Declare the Water Crisis Over

Downtown Flint, Mich. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Nakiya Wakes sat across from me in a Flint, Mich., coffee shop on one of those cloudy, dreary days symbolic of the reeling Rust Belt city. It was March 2017, nearly two years after Wakes had the first miscarriage.

After losing her first baby, she learned there was still a heartbeat—she was actually pregnant with twins, and she hadn’t yet lost her other … [more…]