North Carolina Community Concerned about potentially Toxic Water near Duke plant

North Carolina Community Concerned about potentially Toxic Water near Duke plant

The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas’ antebellum home comes with an ominous warning. “It’s made with bottled water,” says Thomas, a spry 71-year-old. “But the ice comes from our well.” For more than 80 years, the Thomas family has lived on a farm that abuts three open-air pits containing 6.1 […]

Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

Environmental Factors Tied to Autism Clusters

  An analysis of an insurance claims database of 100 million patients has found clustering of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) in counties across the U.S. The clustering appears to be linked to environmental factors and, to a lesser extent, economic incentives at the state level that affect diagnosis, the researchers reported. […]

Justices’ water pollution ruling may deny Marine vets

  WASHINGTON — Victims of contaminated water that wasn’t discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. The justices ruled 7-2 that North Carolina’s law requiring lawsuits to be brought within […]

Families near CTS Site Evacuated

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 07:56 AM EDT Breaking news at the CTS Superfund site in South Asheville. Officials are now relocating families…read more  

Residents cope with toxic air threat

  ASHEVILLE – It was almost 15 years ago when Bob Taylor first smelled the rancid chemical stench emanating from a spring basin on his friend’s property off Mills Gap Road. An oily sheen glistened on the water, which at the time was used for drinking by residents of three homes. “This stuff is greasy, it’s shiny […]

Chemical exposure during fetal development to blame for Autism

Monday June 2, 2014 (NaturalNews) Autism rates have risen from 1:10,000 in 1981 to 1:68 in 2014. Multiple studies have shown that the prevalence of toxins in our environment to which children are exposed during their developmental stages are the main culprit; however, many other factors should be considered as well, including GMOs and vaccinations.The […]