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Stories by Brett Israel
Brett Israel is a researcher, writer and former intern at Environmental Health News.
New Findings Show Communities of Color Face the Worst Impacts From Dirty Coal Plants
Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: Daily Climate
The NAACP found that the six million people living within three miles of our 378 plants have an average per capita income of $18,400 per year; 39 percent are people of color.
Why Do Gen Xers Care So Little About Climate Change?
Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: Daily Climate
Pre-occupied with careers and families, the Gen Xers -- adults in their 30s and 40s -- remain almost as indifferent to climate change impacts as their parents.
Why You May Be Drinking Soda That Contains a Dangerous Flame Retardant Banned in Europe and Japan
Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: Environmental Health News
Some soda drinkers may be getting a dose of a synthetic chemical called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO.
Are Tattoos Toxic? New Research Shows Endocrine Disruptors, Metals and Carcinogens in Tattoo Ink
Posted on: Sep 16, 2011, Source: Environmental Health News
Research has turned up troubling findings about toxic chemicals in tattoo inks, including phthalates, metals, and hydrocarbons that are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
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