Georgia Power’s land buys: A cover for pollution?
Sunken Costs: The utility giant’s quiet purchasing spree could shield it from coal ash cleanup expenses This article was produced in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Georgia Health News is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. By Max Blau Over the... Read more
Single-day record for new COVID infections reached in Georgia
If you count positive COVID-19 results from antigen tests along with those from PCR screenings — something that most states do — Saturday’s increase of COVID infections in Georgia topped 6,300 – a new single-day record. Georgia currently does not count results of the two kinds of tests together.... Read more
Questions and answers on COVID vaccines
Dr. Ed Ades works with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on its health team. Ades, who lives in Atlanta, previously was with the CDC for more than 30 years, leading development and implementation of successful projects and programs in infectious disease prevention. He has extensive experience in the field... Read more
Georgia gets another ‘F’ on preterm births
Georgia has earned an “F’’ grade for its rising rate of preterm births, according to a newly released report. The 2020 March of Dimes Report Card, released this week, said the state’s rate of preterm births, often called premature births, climbed to 11.7 percent in 2019, continuing a steady... Read more
State legislator proposes tougher rules on ethylene oxide
A state lawmaker has pre-filed proposed legislation that would beef up the monitoring of a toxic air pollutant in Georgia. Rep. Erick Allen, a Smyrna Democrat, has helped lead legislative efforts to curb emissions of ethylene oxide (also known as EtO), a cancer-causing chemical used to sterilize medical supplies.... Read more

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