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Massive Potential Lithium Source Found in Pennsylvania

Reusing the lithium found in fracking wastewater as a component of longer-lasting batteries sounds like a worthy goal. However, it is important to ensure that the extraction process is done in a way that minimizes impact on the environment and public health, YSPH Associate Professor Nicole Deziel says in this news report.

Source: Chemical & Engineering News
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  • Does Fracking Cause Cancer?

    The process of fracking involves known carcinogens, and fracking has been linked to cancers in children and young adults, but it remains unclear whether fracking causes cancer. YSPH Associate Professor Nicole Deziel provides insight on the issue.

    Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor
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  • The critical need to address chemical contamination in drinking water

    Populations worldwide are exposed to a myriad of chemicals via drinking water, yet only a handful of chemicals have been thoroughly evaluated with regard to human exposures and health. Yale School of Public Health's Dr. Nicole Deziel discusses some of the core issues surrounding this pressing public health concern.

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  • PFAS and Phenols Linked to Different Cancers in Women of Different Races

    A new federally-funded study in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology has found that compounds called phenols, and the synthetic chemicals PFAS, were linked to different kinds of cancer in white women and women of color. PFAS were linked to ovarian and uterine cancers mainly in white women, and phenols were linked more to breast cancer in non-white women. Phenols and PFAS are found in hundreds of daily consumer products. The researchers stated that the racial differences are particularly impactful because of racial disparities in exposure to these chemicals. Nicole Deziel, member of the Yale Cancer Center and associate professor of epidemiology (environmental sciences) at Yale School of Public Health, who is not associated with the study, said the findings “provided a lot of new information suggesting that exposure to PFAS could be associated with a variety of hormonally related cancers, particularly in women.”

    Source: CT Public Radio
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