Melba Newsome

Melba Newsome is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, N.C.

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  1. A photo shows water, a possible source of PFAS exposure, pouring into a glass.
    Health & Medicine

    ‘Forever chemicals’ may pose a bigger risk to our health than scientists thought

    PFAS are linked to obesity, cancers and more. Growing evidence of the chemicals’ risks has prompted new guidance for safe drinking water and consumer testing.

  2. Anthropology

    Demond Mullins climbed Everest to inspire more Black outdoor enthusiasts

    Mullins hopes his successful Mount Everest summit will encourage more Black people to experience the great outdoors.