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8 Common Carcinogens You Can Avoid

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Kobby Mendez

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Kelly Sikkema

Excessive Drinking


man lighting cigarette
Jeff Brown

Smoke


young woman in the sun
Jurica Koletić

Sun


hands clapping off dust
Austin Ban

Contaminants in Dust


window of butcher shop
Ant Rozetsky

Red and Processed Meat


House Basement Radon Mitigation System
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Radon


woman drinking glass of water
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Contaminants in Drinking Water


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Unnecessary Medical Imaging


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

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Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.