Maybe this is why there’s a New York city named Fishkill. Road crews in some rural areas around the state are using toxic fracking waste liquid to de-ice roads, despite a moratorium on fracking in the state and a federal EPA warning against using the juice. Exactly what’s in the liquid? Only the frackheads know, and they’re keeping it a secret.
After a week of considering the evidence, a working group of the World Health Organization determined that diesel exhaust is carcinogenic in human lungs. Underground miners, bus drivers and railroad workers are especially vulnerable, but the risks from traffic exhaust extend to the general population.
If anyone needs another reason to stop smoking, here it is: Researchers are turning their attention to the effects of “thirdhand smoke,” the layer of icky residue that lingers on clothes and in living spaces after cigarettes and other tobacco delivery devices are snubbed out. ... (continued)
An EPA advisory group votes unanimously to recommend that a chemical used in Teflon and other nonstick products be considered a likely cause of cancer.
Truthdig had a report two weeks ago about the greedy politicos who stymied the phaseout of Teflon.