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7.5 million Californians drink water with toxic ‘forever chemicals’

7.5 million Californians are drinking water tainted with highly-toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ study finds PFAS are highly-toxic chemicals used in making products oil- or water-repellent Examples are non-stick cookware and stain-resistant fabric  They nicknamed ‘forever chemicals’ because they never break down  PFAS get into ground water and can buildup in the human body so even trace… Read More »

Her toddler died weeks after leaving ICE custody. She’s suing a private prison company for $40 million

Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter’s death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $ 40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Juarez and her daughter, Mariee, were detained for three weeks at the 2,400-bed facility last year. Mariee died… Read More »

Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — ‘It’s really thinking about it differently’

Bluebird Bio CEO Nick Leschly on Friday defended the biotech company’s $ 1.8 million price tag for its new gene therapy to treat a rare genetic blood disorder. Bluebird’s therapy, Zynteglo, was approved in Europe earlier this month for patients with beta thalassemia who require regular blood transfusions to manage their disease and have no… Read More »