The EPA’s Environmental Justice office is meant to defend communities that face a disproportionate share of the effects of pollution. But the office’s funding could be cut entirely in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.
Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker in Beaver County could be the first of several large chemical plants in the region. That’s because there’s enough ethane being produced to provide the chemical industry with the raw material without any additional drilling.
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.
Researchers have found a family of chemicals called highly fluorinated compounds are contaminating drinking water around the country. Now they’re trying to figure out whether filters really work to remove these chemicals from water.
If you believe your health has been, or could be, impacted by industry pollution, one place to start is this organization. Staffed with doctors, nurses and public health scientists, the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project helps people and communities protect themselves.