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Water: Public Utility or a Right?

Starting in March of 2014, Detroit residents with overdue water bills could find their water disconnected without warning. At the root of the Detroit water shutoff is the question: is water a public utility or a right?

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Contaminated Water

The waterproof and nonstick qualities of the PFASs lend themselves well for use in consumer products such as nonstick pans, outdoor clothing, and firefighting foam. But research has linked PFASs to cancer, thyroid disease, and immune suppression.

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Prioritizing Adolescent Health

According to the WHO, adolescents make up around one fifth of most countries’ population. Investing in adolescent health can be both impactful and cost effective for generations to come.

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Chronically Ill and Incarcerated

Recently released inmates are at a high risk of death. The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) assists former inmates with medical care, mental health and substance use treatment, housing, food, and employment.

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Neighborhood’s Effect on Pregnancy

Genetics, age, nutrition, and diet can contribute to low birth weight. Recent research suggests another factor to consider—the level of crime in the mother’s neighborhood.

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