Environmental Health

Charleston, W.Va.: "Minimum 'Several Days' Till Safe Water"

"Four days after a coal-processing chemical leaked into the Elk River, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration and West Virginia American Water Company were once again unable to give a firm timeline for when water service would be restored to 300,000 residents in the Kanawha Valley."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/13/2014

Some Ky. Residents Found With High Arsenic Levels, Screenings Show

"Medical screenings have found high arsenic levels in at least two of the more than 50 residents tested near Louisville’s contaminated Black Leaf industrial site, the scene of Kentucky’s largest residential environmental cleanup ever."

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 01/10/2014

"Mold, Mice And Zip Codes: Inside the Childhood Asthma Epidemic"

"Javier Sepulveda watches the cockroaches skitter across the floor of his Harlem apartment with a mixture of anger and angst. For him they are more than just a nauseating nuisance: They’re one of the main reasons his 12-year-old daughter, Melissa, sometimes struggles to breathe with the scary sensation that she’s suffocating."

Source: NBC News, 01/06/2014


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