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CNN's Rene Marsh investigates Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and their effects across the US. The CDC says PFAS are found in the bloodstreams of nearly all Americans, and they have been linked to many ailments including liver cancer, thyroid problems and birth defects.

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The Trump administration has rolled back major environmental regulations, but critics say the policies could harm the health of many Americans. Learn more about the impacts of Trump's deregulation on the CNN Special Report "A Toxic Tale: Trump's Environmental Impact," airing Friday, August 2…

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According to the EPA's own analysis, the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule will result in up to 1,400 more premature deaths a year by 2030. Learn more about the impacts of Trump's deregulation campaign on the CNN Special Report "A Toxic Tale: Trump's Environmental Impact," …

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President Richard Nixon created the EPA in 1970, but under President Trump's leadership, the agency tasked with protecting human health and the environment has changed. Learn more about the effects of Trump's environmental rollbacks on the CNN Special Report "A Toxic Tale: Trump's Environmen…

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The Wynne family lost their son Drew after he was exposed to a toxic chemical and they believe the EPA's inaction is to blame. Learn more about the health effects of President Trump's environmental deregulations on the CNN Special Report "A Toxic Tale: Trump's Environmental Impact," airing F…

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On average American drinks 28 gallons of bottled water a year. Most Americans drink bottled water because they think tap water is not safe. Municipal water has been in the news lately because of the lead getting into the water supply. Lead along does not make bottled water safer. Data shows that 25% or more of bottled water is tap water. Sometimes more treated than tap water. This means that bottled water may be just as likely as tap water to contain contaminants that include infectious organisms, pesticide residue and metals. The metals include lead.

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Singer Miley Cyrus, former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who’ve adopted a plant-based diet. Athlete Novak Djokovic, who recently won the men’s singles at this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, is the latest celeb catching waves over his plant diet.

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Caffeine, a stimulant that occurs naturally in some 60 plant species, shows up in soft drinks, energy drinks, tea, cocoa, weight-loss supplements, and a national favorite, coffee. While many simply enjoy caffeinated beverages as a morning ritual and in social situations, there are those who are not fit to be around until they’ve had their daily fix.

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Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can can lead to emphysema. CNN's Jacqueline Howard explains.