A train carrying toxic materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3. Since the derailment, faculty members at Pitt Public Health have been interviewed by numerous media outlets to provide their expertise on the situation. Read the news stories below. (Subscription may be required for some outlets).
How a TikToker used her platform to promote citizen science efforts in East Palestine
Officials burned off toxic chemicals from Ohio train. Was it the right move?
What is vinyl chloride, the chemical released from the East Palestine train cars?
Ohio train derailment: Public health professor on growing toxic plume concerns
Pitt expert: nothing 'threatening or concerning' detected in EPA air quality readings
Chemical Health Risks from the Ohio Train Accident—What We Know So Far
How vinyl chloride, the chemical in the Ohio train derailment and used to make PVC plastics, can damage your liver
‘We’re afraid to shower’: Fear and anxiety linger in Ohio town reeling from toxic train derailment
Society Science: Lecture on East Palestine Train Derailment
CDC arrives in Ohio town to investigate health risks from toxic train derailment
Will East Palestine ever feel safe?
Questions about the testing and cleanup of streams after the train derailment