Firefighter Cancer Quadfecta

During hearings for a bill in the New Hampshire legislature, Christine Jameson from Hampton, New Hampshire gave heartbreaking testimony. She recounted that her 33-year-old firefighter husband Kyle died from what doctors say is a work-related cancer, T-Cell prolymphocytic leukemia. He also left behind a 2.5-year-old child.

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Kimberly Sychterz
TOXIC DRINKING WATER BECOMES TOP CAMPAIGN ISSUE FOR MIDTERM CANDIDATES ACROSS THE U.S.

THERE ARE JUST over 5,000 people in Rye, New Hampshire. So when Mindi Messmer heard that four of them — all children — had developed an exceedingly rare cancer, she knew something was gravely wrong. Messmer, who had worked as an environmental consultant for 30 years, called Tom Sherman, who was her representative in the state legislature, to discuss what she feared was an environmental crisis.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Official: PFCs now a top priority for EPA

GREENLAND — Perfluorinated chemicals are no longer just a matter of emerging concern, according to an official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“It is now a top priority issue for the U.S. EPA,” Region 1 Administrator Alexandra Dunn said during a news conference at Coakley Landfill, where residents are concerned about perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in surface and drinking water.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Messmer believes people and the environment are top issues

CONWAY — Democrat Mindi Messmer cares about people and the environment and believes the two are intertwined. The first-term state representative from Rye believes she’s the candidate who can best reach across the aisle in Washington, D.C., to make the country a better and safer place — it’s why she’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Scientist Turned Politician: Messmer Talks for LGBTQ, Environmental Issues in Bid for Congress

Rep. Mindi Messmer sat down with NH1.com on Monday to talk about why she’s running for Congress in the 1st District.

Messmer, a Democrat and scientist, wants to address worker’s rights and LGBTQ and environmental issues. She’s a known advocate for water protection, chronic disease and cancer prevention.

“Those issues actually extend to national issues,” she said. “Especially with regard to climate change and drinking water protection. Those are huge national and international issues now as we face climate change across the world.”

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Kimberly Sychterz
NH delegation: Concealing PFAS study ‘irresponsible’

PORTSMOUTH -- The New Hampshire congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, sent a letter to the heads of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Health and Human Services demanding they immediately release a draft health study that concludes PFAS chemicals can harm human health at levels far lower than the EPA has acknowledged.

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Kimberly Sychterz
Global Gag Rule Endangers

One of Trump’s first acts as President was to restore the Global Gag Rule which was rescinded by President Obama. This is yet another example of the administration allowing political ideology to trump science.

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Kimberly Sychterz
NH Primary Source: Pelosi wants to run for US House speaker – what do the NH candidates think?

Messmer, a state legislator who spent most of Wednesday and Thursday in House session, added on Friday: "I am very thankful for the work of party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and their long commitment to public service. Young people are standing up all over the country in support of gun violence prevention, protecting voting rights and tackling climate change. It’s time to empower younger people to step up as leaders in Congress to inspire our youth everywhere.”

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Kimberly Sychterz