Glenwood Springs Post Independent: Report finds possible health risks from drilling: Draft of Battlement-centered Health Impact Assessment released – “Plans for up to 200 natural gas wells in the Battlement Mesa community near Parachute do pose potential health risks for those living in the community, according to a newly released study.  Garfield County on Monday released the draft report of the Health Impact Assessment, conducted by the Colorado School of Public Health in partnership with the county health department..”  Read more here.

Chemical and Engineering News: Hunting For Perfluorochemicals In Ski Wax – “In ski racing, the difference between first and second place can depend on hundredths of a second, so racers grab every advantage they can. Unfortunately, the ski waxes that help athletes shave down their times also expose the people who wax their skis to possibly harmful perfluorochemicals. Now Swedish researchers report that the waxers’ bodies may metabolize one common perfluorochemical into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been linked to adverse health effects.”  Read more here.

WWL-TV Eyewitness News: Scientists question thoroughness of Gulf seafood testing – “At the height of the oil spill, more than one third of the Gulf’s federal waters were closed as a precaution, amid fears of what the oil could be doing to the water and marine life.”  Read more here; see video below.

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