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Eating Locally, Seasonally, and Climate-Friendly with Your Local Farmers’ Market!

For years, I have enjoyed supporting and traveling to different local farmers markets with my family. Luckily where I grew up, we had access to fresh and local foods from nearby farmers and businesses that were available to the community each weekend. Supporting local farmers markets around your city is the easiest way to feel good about the food you buy. Here are some of the benefits and reasons why you should buy your food from farmers markets: 

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

EDCs can be found in many everyday products, including some plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics and pesticides. Because of how they are incorporated into products and packaging, EDCs can take a really long time to break down, which makes them ever present in our natural environment. EDCs have been found in sources of drinking water, and in fact, some of the chemicals used to treat drinking water, in particular disinfectant by-products, are known EDCs.

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Something’s in the Water

A System Analysis on Quality and Transparency in Allegheny County Community Water Systems Is the tap water healthy to drink? Where is information about levels

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World Cancer Day

WHE Recognizes World Cancer Day

As WHE recognizes World Cancer Day, we want to take a moment to shed light on the impact the environment and environmental exposures have on our health, specifically our risk for cancer.

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May Day 2022

May 4, 2022

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – University Club

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WHE presents Ms. Leah Thomas, author of the “The Intersectional Environmentalist” and founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah. Ms. Thomas uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism.