Posts Tagged "pesticides"

Consumer Products as Pollutants (2010)

Silent Spring Institute researchers analyzed indoor and outdoor air samples taken from 50 homes in Northern California, including 40 homes in Richmond, an urban, low-income, largely minority community close to a large oil refinery, other industry, and major transportation corridors, and 10 in Bolinas, a rural, affluent, coastal community without much local industry or transportation. The…

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Risk Factor Study in Newton, Massachusetts (1999)

Between 1982 and 1992, the city of Newton, Massachusetts, had a breast cancer rate that was 11 percent higher than that of the state as a whole. The breast cancer rates were uneven within the city, ranging from 22 percent below to 55 percent above the state average. In the late 1990s, Silent Spring Institute…

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