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BPA-free? Substitutions mimic hormones in breast cancer cells

March 16, 2017 – Three chemicals used as BPA alternatives mimic estrogen and promote breast cancer cell growth more than the controversial compound they’re designed to replace, according to new research. The study, preprinted online before it goes through the peer-review process, is the first study to test these six bisphenol-A (BPA) alternatives in various […]

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Years after mining stops, uranium’s legacy lingers on Native land

CROW AGENCY, Mont. Aug. 22, 2016—Editor’s Note: This story is part of “Sacred Water,” EHN’s ongoing investigation into Native American struggles—and successes—to protect culturally significant water sources on and off the reservation The Crow are not alone in their struggle with uranium. The toxic metal is irrefutably intertwined with Native Americans, long a notorious national […]