Published by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Val­isure, a New Haven, Conn. phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal test­ing lab, found con­cen­tra­tions of ben­zene, a Group 1 car­cino­gen, in 27% of the near­ly 300 sun­screen and after-sun prod­ucts test­ed. The fol­low­ing graph­ic high­lights the nine prod­ucts with the high­est ben­zene lev­els com­pared to the FDA’s lim­it. Prod­ucts that lack an aver­age or low­est-detect­ed val­ue had only one sam­ple in the study. Read more

The fol­low­ing graph­ic accom­pa­nied a sto­ry about low COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion rates among Con­necti­cut’s poor­est cities and minor­i­ty pop­u­la­tions. Accord­ing to data from the Con­necti­cut Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, by August 2021, more than half of the state’s Black and mul­tira­cial res­i­dents had yet to receive a sin­gle dose of the vac­cine. Read more

The fol­low­ing includes sam­ples of Insta­gram sto­ries and posts pub­lished on the Con­necti­cut Health Inves­tiga­tive Team Insta­gram account: @connhealthiteam