In this episode, we dig into Teflon’s toxic legacy in the Ohio River Valley and explore why a recent state supreme court ruling could spell trouble for one of Pennsylvania’s biggest gas pipeline projects.
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Stories in this episode
- Ohio River Communities are Still Coping with Teflon’s Toxic Legacy
Though the toxic chemical found in Teflon is no longer made in the U.S., residents in the Ohio River Headwaters region are still dealing with dangerous levels of C8 in their drinking water.
- Tracking the Health Impacts of C8 Exposure
What exactly can the chemical found in Teflon do to your health? We chat with a reporter who's covered the class-action lawsuit over the health impacts of Dupont's C8.
- Why You Can Ditch that Non-Stick Skillet for Cast Iron
Health concerns about Teflon have led many consumers to ditch their modern non-stick cookware for an old-school alternative. And with a little care, cast iron can be just as effective and twice as versatile.
- This Court Ruling Could Throw a Wrench in Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Boom
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to strike down key parts of the state's natural gas law could have huge implications for one of the biggest pipeline projects in the state.
- Fall’s Warm Temps May Be Causing Some Birds to Stick Around
Scientists say our unseasonably warm fall may cause birds like ducks and geese to hang in our region a little longer than normal. But temperature changes don't affect all bird species the same way.
- Groups Ask EPA to Investigate County’s ‘Chronically’ Slow Air Permit Process
The Allegheny County Health Department has been so late in keeping up on its paperwork for air quality permits that three environmental groups are asking the U.S. EPA to get involved.