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City Hall Testimony about Waste Transfer Stations

New York City Council Intro 157 proposes to limit the maximum capacity of NYC's waste transfer stations. These stations are disproportionally concentrated in impoverished neighborhoods, adding extra burdens to families—extra truck traffic, polluted streets and polluted air. Limiting capacity at the stations

Interview: State’s Responsibility in Keeping People Healthy from Environmental Factors

Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s dean of global health is urging New York lawmakers to consider the connection between the environment and public health when it comes to allocating resources. Dr. Philip Landrigan is an expert on environmental threats to

Philip Landrigan interview on Capital Pressroom Radio Show

Dr. Philip Landrigan, M.D., the Dean for Global Health and a professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, makes the case for state funding of Centers for Environmental Health, and explains his push for labeling GMO foods.

Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center

Environmental health hazards include physical hazards and toxic substances that may enter our bodies through air, food, or water. They can have many negative effects on physical, mental, and emotional health. These effects can include: Physical illness Long lasting injury