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Scuffles broke out at the end of the first day of a landmark pollution trial in China on Friday as families who sued a chemical plant over high levels of lead in the blood of their children confronted lawyers representing the company.
Greenpeace East Asia said that soil near a zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Yunnan Province was unsafe for growing food.
In a small U.S. study, nearly half of all pregnant women surveyed did not think electronic cigarettes contain nicotine or know that the devices can be addictive.
Microbeads are not harmful when used directly, but issues arise once they are washed down the drain. They are so small that they can make it through most water treatment plants that don't have filter systems designed to catch minuscule particles.
A court in central China on Friday began hearing a closely watched case filed by families who have accused a local chemical plant of being responsible for high levels of lead in the blood of their children and grandchildren.
A California appeals court ruled this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has until the end of this month to decide whether or not to ban a widely used pesticide linked to a number of health problems.
Japan is moving in the opposite direction of other countries and is promoting coal.
An analysis of blood samples collected over a period of one year from across the country has revealed that over 23% of the total samples tested positive with lead poisoning.
A bill that would regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products is back before the Oregon Legislature.
Human Rights Watch estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries.
Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.
Oregon Military Department officials did the right thing when they closed the Ashland Armory to the public while lead dust is cleaned up. They should have taken action much sooner, however, to be on the safe side.
Scientists have just linked a massive, ongoing die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico with the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But that’s not the only fallout from this spill, one of the biggest in U.S. history.
With no formal ordinance proposed, Protect South Portland is campaigning for more organic approaches.
The Welsh government wants to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws from 2016, despite claims there is limited evidence of them harming others.
If polio has disappeared from Africa - and on Aug. 11, it will be a full year since a case has been found on that continent - then the Pakistan-Afghanistan strain will be the world’s last.
Dozens of Southern California facilities, including oil refineries, aerospace plants and metal factories, will face new requirements to reduce toxic emissions or notify their neighbors of the health risks from their operations under rules approved by air quality officials.
e brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its dividing cells turn into neurons, arranging themselves into layers and forming the first synapses, the organ’s electrical wiring., The brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its dividing cells turn into neurons, arranging themselves into layers and forming the first synapses, the organ’s electrical wiring.
Even when ozone levels meet the federal limit, experts say, there is still a danger for many, including children, the elderly and those with asthma and other respiratory problems.
Details of a draft methodology for screening potential substances to see which are endocrine disruptors were presented by the Joint Research Centre at a European Commission conference this week.