Harmful Chemical Exposure

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution

Hurricanes Cause Oil Refineries to Release More Pollution When powerful storms like hurricanes hit land, structural and property damage are not the only problems people have to deal with. When hurricane Laura hit land in Texas and Louisiana, oil refineries and rigs had to be shut down and evacuated to ensure the health and safety […]

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health.

Microplastic in the Ocean is Hurting the Environment and Our Health. It is estimated that 21 million metric tons of plastics are in the Atlantic Ocean. A lot of this plastic cannot be found though because it has become microplastic, which is plastic that is less than five millimeters in length. It starts off as […]

Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh

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Hot Sunny Weather is Creating Ground Level Ozone Pollution in Pittsburgh Hot weather is creating larger amounts of pollution in Pittsburgh. During these hot summer days, larger amounts of ground level ozone pollution is present. We have reached the Orange level of the Air Quality Index on four different days this year. In Pittsburgh, the […]

According to a Lawsuit, the EPA Needs to Update Federal Regulations for Coking Facilities

According to a Lawsuit, the EPA Needs Update Federal Regulations for Coking Facilities A collection of environmental advocacy groups recently had a win in federal court regarding the regulation of pollution from coke ovens around the country. They claim the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly regulate the pollution coming from coke ovens, including ones […]

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene

Hand Sanitizer is Now Allowed to Contain Benzene Since the coronavirus pandemic started, many products including disinfectants, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and hand sanitizers have quickly left store shelves and have been hard to find. With so many people not being able to find these products, companies that do not typically make them have […]

The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations

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The EPA is Continuing to Roll Back Regulations The EPA is rolling back environmental regulations during the current pandemic, which is bothering certain lawmakers. One senator even called what is happening a “pandemic of pollution.” Regulations including fuel efficiency and mercury emissions are now much weaker, and companies can choose if they are able to […]

Methane Emissions are Worse Than Being Reported

Methane Emissions are Worse Than Being Reported Methane emissions are worse than what is being reported. In 2017 alone, natural gas drillers released 1.1 million tons of methane, which is 16 times the amount they disclosed. Fugitive emissions came from 8,000 unconventional gas wells, totaling 543,000 tons of methane added to the atmosphere while 70,150 […]

Pollution Levels are Decreasing because of COVID-19 Quarantine

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Pollution Levels are Decreasing because of COVID-19 Quarantine Human activity has caused different areas around the world to experience large levels of pollution. Burning fuel to get from one place to another and to power different industries has contributed significantly to poor air quality. Now that most people are staying home to stop the spread […]

Zantac Recalled Because of Cancer Risk

The heartburn drug Zantac has been found to contain a dangerous carcinogen. People need to stop taking the drug and find an alternative for their own safety. The FDA recently called for Zantac to be removed from store shelves. All drugs containing the main ingredient ranitidine also need to be removed. This was the result of finding that ranitidine […]

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