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In rural Colombia, ban on anti-coca herbicide is bittersweet.

May 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Tales of harmful health effects, everything from skin problems to miscarriages, abound in Crucito, a remote hamlet in northern Colombia. Tracing the health problems to glyphosate is impossible.

Arctic dream or environmental nightmare?

May 14, 2015 - 9:00am
The region is uncharted territory for the oil majors, promising huge riches but with the potential to decimate a company in the event of a significant spill by landing it with tens of billions of dollars of clean-up costs and destroying its reputation.

Young girl from Haifa suffering from cancer sues state for allowing air pollution.

May 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Linoy Susan, a 7-year-old girl from Haifa, is suing the health and environmental protection ministries for negligence and physical damage, claiming that her illness is related to the high levels of air pollution in the area near where she lives.

Children are harvesting your food. Are they safe?

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children work in agriculture every year, thousands get hurt, and many die. New legislation could make a dent.

These 4 chemicals may pose the most risk for nail salon workers.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Besides the questionable labor practices that surround the shops, glues, lacquers and dust in the workplace create their own risks for nail technicians.

County legislature passes "toxic toy" ban.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Westchester County legislators have approved legislation banning "toxic toys" in Westchester.

Baltimore riots: Lead paint and deprivation.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Did economics create the conditions for the riots, or was it partly down to lead-based paint? We consider some less well known challenges facing America's urban poor.

New York state promises crackdown on nail salon abuses.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Officials in New York said they will crack down on unlawful conditions in the nail salon industry following an investigative report published in the New York Times.

Climate change set to take major toll on economy and children's health, experts warn.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Researchers have only scratched the surface of the complex effects climate change will have on children's health and the economy, panelists said at a climate change forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Toxic substance act reform falls short.

May 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Babies in the womb, the most vulnerable group, should be at the front of the line in efforts to update our chemical safety laws, also known as “TSCA reform” referring to the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Scores of scientists raise alarm about the long-term health effects of cellphones.

May 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Are government officials doing enough to protect us from the potential long-term health effects of wearable devices and cellphones? Maybe not.

Cellphone safety: Where do you keep your phone?

May 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Berkeley, California is the latest community to consider safety warnings for cellphones over cancer concerns.

$100m won't rid schools of asbestos.

May 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Victoria's Education Minister does not know how much it will cost to remove asbestos from state schools, despite promising to eradicate the dangerous material from classrooms by 2020.

Minnesota ban on fire retardants would be toughest in nation.

May 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Minnesota legislators are on the verge of approving the nation’s most restrictive use of flame-retardant chemicals in furniture and an array of household items such as textiles, mattresses and children’s products.

Millions for cleanup of Hanover contamination arrives in state trust fund.

May 12, 2015 - 9:00am
After a yearlong wait, money to help clean up the highly polluted fireworks site has finally arrived from a federal lawsuit settlement and been deposited into a state-managed trust fund, Massachusetts officials confirmed Monday.

Detrimental effects of lead poisoning plague Lucas County homes, children.

May 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Aging housing stock in Baltimore and Toledo, and poverty, provide few opportunities for children in low-income families to avoid the threat of lead exposure and the cognitive and physical damage that comes with it.

Thalidomide victims give Ottawa deadline to firm up details on compensation.

May 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Canada’s thalidomide victims are giving Ottawa a two-week deadline to provide clear answers on its promised lifetime aid package.

Toxic turf? Momentum grows against synthetic turf.

May 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Artificial turf fields, cushioned with recycled crushed tires and increasingly in demand for U.S. athletic complexes, are getting some serious pushback.

Arsenic in food is unregulated, could threaten our health.

May 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Researchers have known for some time that the food and drink we all consume contains arsenic. Should we be concerned? Aren’t we protected by federal regulations? Actually, no – we are not.

School lunch may be next to nudge antibiotics off the plate.

May 10, 2015 - 9:00am
While U.S. regulators and industry representatives have been arguing for decades about the proper regulation of antibiotic use in livestock, the market has been moving ahead of them, pushed by consumers who are concerned about antibiotic resistance and want some say in the way their food is produced.

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