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News by Topic: Environmental health

Jan 4, 2023 - Describes efforts of the nonprofit group Alaska Community Action on Toxins to address the accumulation of toxic chemicals in places such as Sivuqaq, a tribal community in which elements of the traditional diet of marine animals, vegetables, and birds have become contaminated by military waste and other toxicants.
Source: Environmental Factor
Dec 8, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing the availability of the final Guidelines for Examining Unusual Patterns of Cancer and Environmental Concerns (2022 Guidelines). The 2022 guidelines provide state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments guidance for a revised and expanded approach to evaluating concerns about unusual patterns of cancer in communities, including those associated with local environmental concerns. This notice also summarizes and responds to public comments on the draft of these guidelines.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 7, 2022 - Reports on the increasing rates of boil-water notices issued in a rural East Texas community and the challenges that aging water infrastructure poses to rural communities across Texas. Describes planning and funding options and barriers limiting the capacity for rural water companies and boards to apply for funding.
Source: The Texas Tribune