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Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment
Coal ash, one of the dirtiest secrets in American energy production, burst into the U.S. consciousness three days before Christmas, 2008 when an earthen wall holding back a huge coal ash disposal pond failed at the coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee. The 40-acre pond spilled more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash slurry into the adjacent river valley, covering some 300 acres with thick, toxic sludge, destroying three homes, damaging many others and contaminating the Emory and Clinch Rivers.
Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects
Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing. Read more »
PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?
Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies. Read more »
Webinar: Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants
On this PSR webinar, Jonathan Levy, ScD, of Boston University School of Public Health, shared details of the study he recently coauthored that quantifies the significant health impacts that will accrue from implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan and projects these benefits by state. Read more »