Category: Cancer Alley

Pregnant women in ‘Cancer Alley’ more likely to give birth prematurely and to babies with low birth weight: Report

Story at a glance A new report from Human Rights Watch highlights the health harms besides cancer impacting residents of ‘Cancer Alley.’  ‘Cancer Alley’ refers to an 85-mile stretch of land along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that is home to roughly 200 petrochemical plants and refineries.   People living in those parts of Louisiana have complained about the harmful toxins…