Environmental Health

DuPont Sold La. Plant Amid Fears Over Cost Of Offsetting Toxic Emissions

"Chemicals giant DuPont decided to sell a plant in south Louisiana that emits a likely cancer causing pollutant, citing “major concerns” that government agencies would regulate its emissions to protect the community living nearby, internal documents seen by the Guardian reveal."

Source: Guardian, 02/18/2021

"Firefighters Face Lies, 'Phony' Studies on PFAS Exposure"

"Firefighters attempting to uncover the truth about carcinogens in their protective clothing are confronted with the same playbook chemical companies have used for decades: twisting science to deny and downplay the dangers of their products."

Source: E&E News, 02/18/2021

Poultry Plant Workers Complain Of Intimidation After Fatal Chemical Leak

"Meat plant workers who were injured and displaced after a fatal accident in the US last month are alleged to have been intimidated and offered limited medical care." "Foundation Food Group allegedly asked workers to sign blank sheets of paper, and impeded compensation and healthcare claims".


Source: Guardian, 02/17/2021

Bittman Book Says Next 100 Years of Food Must Be Radically Different

"Mark Bittman is most famous for the 30,000 recipes he’s developed in decades of being a food journalist and authoring 30 books focused on cooking and eating. But this month’s Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal is not another recipe book, it’s a deeply researched call to arms to reshape our food system to center people and planet rather than profit."

Source: Earther, 02/12/2021


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