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    Living on Earth aired a two-part series, "Endocrine Disruptors," detailing the growing body of scientific evidence associating thousands of commonly used chemicals and the diminished reproductive and cognitive abilities of animal populations, July 8 and 15, 1994.
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    The Observer-Times examines how well the government was regulating the use of pesticides and the danger that the chemicals present to people and the environment; finds that pesticide regulation by federal and state agencies is a failure, March 21 - 25, 1994.
  • Chemical Reaction

    A KMSP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) investigation finds that some Minnesota state agencies deliberately dump toxic chemicals, that spills regularly occur in residential neighborhoods and drinking water has been poisoned with pesticides, Nov. 15, 1994.
  • Toxic Testing

    "In 1953, the U.S. Army secretly sprayed thousands of Americans -- including children at a school in the Twin Cities -- with toxic chemicals. (This report) reveals that the Army lied about the aerosol releases in Minneapolis, which were actually part of the Cold War biologial warfare program. Gilbert interviews former students and finds that many had serious medical problems, including high rates of cancer, multiple miscarriages, and children with birth defects."
  • It's all in your head

    The Washington Free Press finds that hundreds of Boeing employees have been injured by chemicals used in the company's manufacturing plants. An investigation finds many workers suffer from a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome. Boeing has attempted to characterize the illness as a psychological condition and has funded research that has concluded that the workers have mental problems, thereby making them ineligible for worker's compensation and other benefits.
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    Hartford (Conn.) Courant uses computer-assisted techniques to reveal the extent to which manufacturers and sewage treatment plants have damaged the state's harbors and waterways; reveals which corporations and plants are the worst polluters and which chemicals are most commonly dumped, Nov. 13, 1990.
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    The San Francisco Examiner finds that Contra Costa County stores nearly 127 million pounds of extremely dangerous chemicals. The storage areas are often in close proximity to neighborhoods and schools. The article identifies the most dangerous chemicals in the county and the dangers posed by their presence, Aug. 8, 1993.
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    The Nation discusses how a toxic link to breast cancer may have been found with the relationship between it and man-made chemicals such as DDT, PCBs and dioxin; article discusses the medical aspects of the link and how the level of such chemicals has proliferated, June 20, 1994.
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    Earth Journal reveals that U.S. airlines for decades sprayed insecticides directly into the cabins of its passengers to avoid transporting disease-carrying insects from one locale to another; the airline never announced that they were spraying, even though the chemicals caused some passengers with diseases to suffer serious health problems, November - December, 1993.
  • Benzene Spill

    KARE-TV (Golden Valley, Minn.) reveals that dozens of people may be suffering permanent health problems because of 20,000 gallons of toxic chemicals spilled from a train into a Wisconsin river even though local officials say that there is no health problem, July 9, 1993.