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Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years that was tainted by the same contaminants, and the pancreatic cancers that killed wife Betty Jean and two others in his household.

Senator Bill Nelson and Representative Ted Deutch hosted a meeting with several experts in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday to discuss ways to derail a new pol

The U.S. Department of Labor has cited Nova Southeastern University for 10 violations relating to the school's use of formaldehyde in its anatomy laboratory.

The agency's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday issued the citations, claiming the South Florida-based school had failed to provide protective equipment for workers using formaldehyde.

The agency also said the school had failed to provide eye-washing stations and a medical surveillance program in the lab.

Formaldehyde is used to embalm humans and animal remains and is considered toxic.

The American Chemistry Council, which spends $100 million a year lobbying for some of the richest companies in the nation, is having great success in state capitals beating back efforts to protect the public from toxic chemicals and plastics.