Environmental Justice

"Public Health: 'Sluggish' Agency Slow To Act On Toxic Baby Products"

"Often described as "nonstick" chemicals, the presence of PFAS in kitchenware has become more widely known as environmental groups have raised alarms about their toxicity. One place consumers might not expect to find the highly toxic class of substances? Baby products."

Source: E&E News, 08/06/2020

"A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything."

"Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh, washing away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season." "The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences."

Source: NYTimes, 07/31/2020

COVID Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Errors

"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2020

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