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Expose Yourself! (To Benzene and Other Toxic Chemicals at Fracking Sites)

Expose Yourself! (To Benzene and Other Toxic Chemicals at Fracking Sites)
A growing body of research suggests that not only does the fracking industry create fewer jobs than promised, the jobs that are created come with serious dangers for the workers who take them.
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After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger

After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger
Last month, Terry Greenwood, a Pennsylvania farmer whose water had been contaminated by fracking waste, died of cancer. He was 66 and the cause of death was a rare form of brain cancer. His death drew attention from around the globe in part because Mr. Greenwood was among the first farmers from his state to speak out against the gas industry during the early years of the state's shale gas rush.
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New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer
A new study spotlights the ubiquity of environmental toxins, identifying 17 common chemicals that should be the target of breast cancer prevention efforts, and marking a "huge step forward" in the research called for by a federal committee.
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Provocative New Study Finds 1 in 5 Lung Cancer Tumors to Be 'Harmless'

Provocative New Study Finds 1 in 5 Lung Cancer Tumors to Be 'Harmless'
Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. In the study, these were not false-positives — suspicious results that turn out upon further testing not to be cancer. These were indeed cancerous tumors, but ones that caused no symptoms and were unlikely ever to become deadly.
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Lindsey Tanner
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New Genetic Link Found Between Normal Fetal Growth and Cancer

New Genetic Link Found Between Normal Fetal Growth and Cancer
Two researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered a new genetic link between the rapid growth of healthy fetuses and the uncontrolled cell division in cancer.
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