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BPA Exposure
5:38 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Study Challenges BPA Exposure

A new study out of the Pacific Northwest has found people may be exposed to far less of the chemical BPA than previously thought. BPA, also known as bisphenol A, has been linked to genital defects, early onset of puberty and obesity.

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Sources Of Water Pollution
5:35 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Poll Finds High Awareness Of Stormwater Pollution In Northwest States

Residents of the Northwest see urban stormwater runoff as a top source of water pollution, according to a poll commissioned by EarthFix.

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BPA's Effect On Female Reproduction
4:42 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Study Confirms BPA Damages Reproductive Systems

Research in the Northwest is finding new evidence that a chemical used to harden plastics can damage female reproductive systems.

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Clean Water Act
5:04 am
Thu September 13, 2012

New Pollutants: Prescription Drugs, Personal Care Products

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Water pollution doesn't just come from industrial pipes. It can also come from your prescription drugs or antibacterial soap. As part of our series on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Cassandra Profita reports on the everyday pollutants that are emerging in waterways across the Northwest.You can find more about prescription drugs entering Northwest waters on our website nwpr.org and (hear how unregulated toxins may be affecting fish in the Northwest.

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