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Industrial Accidents and Public Health

On the night of December 3, 1984, a Union Carbide pesticide plantleaked over 40 tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas in Bhopal, India. The leaked gas formed a poisonous cloud that enveloped the city of Bhopal while people were sleeping. … Continue reading

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Seafood: What Don’t We See?

Many people would agree that regularly eating fish is a recipe for a good diet. Such a diet has proven health benefits. For example, eating fatty fish like salmon provides omega-3 fatty acids, which is linked to reducing the risk … Continue reading

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Air Pollution’s Disproportionate Impact on Low-Income Americans

“There is a kinship between the being of the earth and that of my body.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1970 In college, I grew accustomed to the sound of trains, cars, and trucks lulling me to sleep every night. On cold winter mornings, I … Continue reading

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