Clinical Associate Professor Michael McCawley, Ph.D., at the West Virginia University School of Public Health told a House subcommittee on Tuesday, April 9, that his research shows mountaintop coal mining creates a health risk to both coal miners and residents who live near such mining sites.
WVU in the News: Industry cites 3M research on cancer patients exposed to PFOA to claim them chemical isn't so bad
Defenders of the chemicals known as PFAS have seized upon an industry-funded study of cancer patients as evidence that PFOA, the compound used to make Teflon, firefighting foam, and many other products, isn’t as dangerous as it seems.
Accelerating global warming and climate change are affecting every facet of human life and well-being. Economic, physical, and mental injuries from climate change and extreme weather – as well as the deadly political and national security impacts of global disease, food scarcity, and forced migration – these growing impacts and more threaten human health and safety worldwide.
PhD student Maya Nye is featured in a recent Chemical & Engineering News article assessing the current state of community relations in the chemical industry in the 35th anniversary year of the Bhopal explosion.