Chemicals at Splashtown Water Park in Texas Send 26 to Hospital

Twenty-six people were hospitalized with respiratory problems or skin irritation after exposure to bleach and sulfuric acid at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown water park in Spring, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, officials said. Harris County Fire Department spokeswoman Rachel Neutzler said one person was in critical condition Saturday evening. Authorities evacuated the park around 15:30 …

EPA-Approved Toxic Chemicals Cracked Ten Years Ago, New Files

The presence of PFAS in oil and gas extraction threatens to expose oilfield workers and emergency workers dealing with fires and spills, as well as people living near or below drilling sites, to a class of chemicals that are facing increased scrutiny for their connections. cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems A class …