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From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
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Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.
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The Clean Air Act’s impact has been greatest on those who live next to industry and highways, where toxic emissions are highest. Such “fence-line communities” typically harbor poorer people and minorities.
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When neighborhoods change, it doesn’t just affect long-term residents’ housing options. It might be making them sick.
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We recently spoke with Brenda Woods-Placky, director of the Climate Matters program at Climate Central, to discuss how journalists can best report on the science and health impact of climate change.
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When it comes to local communities, zip codes are rarely a good way to look for geographic differences, and can cloud whatever relationships a researcher might be looking for. Consider what happened in Flint.
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Earlier this year, the EPA rejected a long-running petition to ban chlorpyrifos, which poses serious health risks to young children. But the health threats go way beyond chlorpyrifos, a leading researcher says.
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New tech tools could offer faster, more accurate air quality readings for people living in highly polluted areas such as “Cancer Alley” near the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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Toxic City is supported by grants from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism....

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