User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Sep 10 2019 19:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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Contaminant found in vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, tests show 6.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON - State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks.
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Colorado proposes new controls on oil and gas industry in effort to combat air pollution 30.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials on Monday proposed a ratcheting of controls on the oil and gas industry to reduce air pollution -- aiming to comply with federal ozone limits, obey lawmakers who ordered a cleanup and sync the state with efforts to contain climate change.
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Colorado Alzheimer’s researchers shift focus after failures; begin testing leukemia medicine as treatment 7.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A health-care startup called Partner Therapeutics began last year with a single product: a leukemia medicine approved in 1991 that doctors rarely prescribe anymore. The drug, Leukine, made so little money that its previous owner did not even bother to disclose sales. It just dumped them on revenue reports under "other."
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Researchers track elk’s 250-mile journey across Colorado to give birth 3.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- Wildlife researchers say an elk traveled more than 250 miles across Colorado to give birth.
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Denver Water proposing $500 million solution to lead pipes 1.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water will propose the removal of lead service pipes from homes across the metro area, an action rarely seen in the United States that could cost roughly $500 million and take 15 years.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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Have a healthy, middle-aged dog? CSU wants to enroll your pup in a cancer prevention clinical trial to help develop a vaccine for humans 19.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
If you've got a healthy, middle-aged dog curled up in a dog bed near you, the University of Colorado wants to enroll your pup in a study to test the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine that, if successful, could lead to a vaccine for humans.
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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The hidden consequences of New Mexico’s latest oil boom 22.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Carlsbad residents are experiencing health impacts, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling.
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States allege generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate prices in lawsuit 12.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Teva Pharmaceuticals was sued by 43 states and Puerto Rico with Connecticut taking the lead in the probe, alleging they conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions.
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How vulnerable is Colorado to a measles outbreak due to its low vaccination rate? Experts weigh in. 30.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Measles outbreaks continue to pop up across the United States, with the number of confirmed cases of the once-eradicated disease now exceeding 700 in 22 states — but so far, only one person in Colorado has become ill with the highly contagious virus.
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EPA, Colorado target oil and gas company HighPoint in federal court, accusing company of failing to control air pollution at storage tanks 22.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking millions in damages and a court order to stop polluting against an oil and gas company they accuse of violating requirements to minimize toxic emissions from storage tanks.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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Denver mayor candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver mayoral race features Penfield Tate, Michael B. Hancock, Kalyn Rose Heffernan, Jamie Giellis, Stephan "Seku" Evans and Lisa Calderón.
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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of April 1-7 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Bad diets kill more people around the world than smoking, study says 6.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Too much salt - and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables - may be shaving years off our lives, a new analysis suggests.
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Guest Commentary: Five myths about socialism 31.3.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
President Donald Trump says socialism leads inexorably to tyranny and poverty. But the important debate is clouded by many misconceptions.
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High costs slowing action on “forever chemicals” in water, lawmakers say 7.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of toxic chemicals used in many household items could cost in the tens of billions of dollars nationally, including $2 billion for the Department of Defense alone, witnesses testified Wednesday before a House panel urging the federal government to move more quickly on the cleanup.
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