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EPA Study: Fish Still Contaminated With Phased-Out Scotchgard Chemical

(This article by Brian Bienkowski of Environmental Health News was originally posted Sept. 26, 2014, and is used here with permission.) A persistent chemical formerly used in Scotchgard still contaminates most fish in U.S. rivers and the Great Lakes despite a phase-out a dozen years ago, a new federal study shows. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency researchers… Continue Reading

Study: Exposure to Two Pesticides Linked to Endometriosis

This report originally appeared Nov. 5 in Environmental Health News. Exposure to two banned pesticides may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to researchers from Washington state. Endometriosis, a disease in which uterine tissue grows in the ovaries or other parts of the body, often causes pelvic pain and infertility. The researchers… Continue Reading