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New ProPublica investigation reveals racist environmental “sacrifice zones” [Video]

In a new investigation, ProPublica reporters Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Al Shaw, Lisa Song, and Maya Miller used EPA data processing software to examine the spread of cancer-causing chemicals and other hazardous air pollutions in communities across the United States.

At the map’s intimate scale, it’s possible to see up close how a massive chemical plant near a high school in Port Neches, Texas, laces the air with benzene, an aromatic gas that can cause leukemia. Or how a manufacturing facility in New Castle, Delaware, for years blanketed a day care playground with ethylene oxide, a highly toxic chemical that can lead to lymphoma and breast cancer. 

As the investigation notes, this is all technicallylegal — or at least, permissible under zoning laws and environmental regulations. The “acceptable excess” for cancer risk, according to EPA policy, is supposed to be 1 in 10,000 people. But the reporters found some 256,000 people who are …

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How to optimally sequence agents in the expanding treatment armamentarium of multiple myeloma [Video]

Ezzat El Hassadi, MD, University Hospital Waterford, Waterford, Ireland, outlines the challenges associated with treatment sequencing in multiple myeloma, commenting on the remarkable efficacy of CAR-Ts in this setting, and highlighting the possibility to incorporate CAR-T therapy earlier in the treatment algorithm of multiple myeloma. This interview was recorded virtually. These works are owned by Magdalen Medical Publishing (MMP) and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All rights are reserved.