Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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While soaking up the rays in what's been an unusually sunny season, Portlanders have broken away from their polite chatter about food, wine and outdoor adventure to fight about whether to fluoridate the water supply.
Over the past few years, Wisconsin's wind industry has faced an unreasonable number of obstacles, more than any other form of energy production, nearly grinding the job- and energy-creating potential of this critical sector to a halt. Fortunately, this is starting to change.
March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto.” Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states.
Many of those buried in a lonely section of Onslow Memorial Park near Jacksonville, NC, known as "Babyland" were the children of Marines stationed down the road at Camp Lejeune. How many of these fellow "Devil Dog pups," she wondered, died because they or their pregnant mothers had swallowed or bathed in the base's toxic water?
The former Hadnot Point fuel farm, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's main fuel depot until it was ordered closed in the 1980s, is the site of what's considered the worst case of drinking-water contamination in the nation's history. But the Marines stress that that's just what it is – history.
Calgary pediatric dentists are noticing big changes in their young patients’ dental health since the city’s fluoridation program ended in 2011, and it’s not good.
Back in 1981, the city of Charlevoix received a notice from the Michigan Department of Public Health: its municipal well system was contaminated. Now, more than 25 years later, the city is still dealing with the lingering contaminants.
State lawmakers in New Jersey and New York have joined New York City's push to ban the sale of cigarettes to those younger than age 21, a sign that the city's plan has started to gain traction elsewhere.
One of the most interesting things about yesterday’s mountaintop removal ruling — the latest industry win at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — was the reaction to it from Alpha Natural Resources.
An MEP has urged Winchester City Council to reduce air pollution in the city by cutting the number of car parks. Green Party MEP Keith Taylor met councillors and officers last Friday to discuss the chronic problem.
It took an incident involving actual injuries to get the Bloomberg administration on the case of PCBs.
Squint at your cellphone manual long enough and you'll find suggestions you might not expect - limit exposure to children, keep away from reproductive organs, operate with a wired headset. Rep. Andrea Boland (D-Maine) says that given the evidence, the message needs to be made much clearer.
The World Health Organization's summary of their 168-page 2013 statistical report on global health, outlines some key trends in this year's accounting of health on Earth.
A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before millions of Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals, according to a new federal report.
Pregnant women living in areas with more plants and trees gave birth to slightly heavier babies with slightly larger heads, reports a new study from Spain.
To what lengths will women go to prevent breast cancer from striking their lives and robbing them of time spent with loved ones? On Tuesday Angelina Jolie informed the world that she underwent an elective double mastectomy. Thousands of women each year face decisions like Jolie's. But what if fewer women had to?
A group of concerned parents has been asking the school board to amend its integrated pest management plan. Such plans call for the least toxic methods possible to control weeds, insects and vermin.
A new study showed that deaths from cardiovascular and lower respiratory illnesses rose as ash trees vanished. The study found that the emerald ash borer’s effects can be linked to more than 21,000 deaths — an additional 24 deaths per 100,000 people every year.
Poverty in this country is now likely to define many children’s life trajectories in the harshest terms: poor academic achievement, high dropout rates, and health problems from obesity and diabetes to heart disease, substance abuse and mental illness.
Consider the cockroach, that most hated human pest. If we could render it extinct, would anyone — human, animal or plant — mourn the loss?