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NYCHA let children live in homes they knew were toxic

When the city Housing Authority placed the Herrera family in Apartment 5-A at the Red Hook Houses in 2013, the agency knew the public housing unit contained toxic lead paint. NYCHA knew it because the agency had just tested it ...

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Lauren Wasser turns toxic shock syndrome awareness into a mission

Model and amputee Lauren Wasser, who’s lost one leg to toxic shock syndrome and is racked by agonizing pain, has found a mission. She told the Washington Post that she’s raising awareness of the risk of tampons and toxic shock ...

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Toxic smog turns New Delhi into a 'gas chamber'

Toxic smog turns New Delhi into a ‘gas chamber’ The current levels of air pollution in New Delhi are so severe, the capital’s chief minister referred to the city as a ‘gas chamber.’ Thick smog blanketed the megacity of 20 ...

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MTA urged to probe waste site sparking toxic fires by LIRR tracks

A waste facility with a checkered history right next to the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Brooklyn should be investigated and booted from its space, community activists and elected officials say. Brooklyn Resource Recovery has been using 45,000 square ...

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Michigan girl, 15, contracts toxic shock syndrome

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 3:49 PM A courageous 15-year-old Michigan girl is fighting for her life after contracting toxic shock syndrome, which is often caused by the use of tampons. Rylie Whitten became ill earlier ...

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Megan Fox says social media is ‘toxic’ to kids

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:28 AM ponsulak/Getty Images/iStockphoto Teens do a lot of this, and it’s bad, says Megan Fox. OMG! LOL! WTF? Social media is so “toxic,” that kids should be kept off it, actress ...

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Makeup kits for cancer patients could be toxic

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 PM Alexandra Thompson The very group charged with helping cancer patients could be hurting them. The American Cancer Society is distributing makeup kits, intended to help women feel better about themselves ...

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