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Vaccine-preventable illnesses on the rise.

August 24, 2014 - 9:00am
With school about to start, many Connecticut parents are scrambling to get required vaccinations. But some still have reservations about safety, and find ways to opt out – a concern to health officials, since some of these vaccine-preventable illnesses are making a comeback.

Iowa's support for renewable fuels confirmed by poll.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
Iowa's support for renewable fuels has been officially confirmed: 77 percent of registered voters surveyed said they support expanding the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply.

Nuclear power stations cause childhood leukemia - and here's the proof.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
Controversy has been raging for decades over the link between nuclear power stations and childhood leukemia. But as with tobacco and lung cancer, it's all about hiding the truth.

Why Arlington joined the battle against climate change.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
We have only one planet. While U.S. cities and counties have taken the initiative to respond to climate change, the federal government must lead.

UN ‘ignores’ genetic mutations caused by Fukushima disaster.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
The United Nations is deliberately ignoring evidence of genetic damage caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to international scientists who point to signs of mutations in animals, birds and plants.

UK councils warning over toxic loom bands.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
Carmarthenshire's Trading Standards are testing batches of loom bands they believe may contain harmful levels of toxic chemicals. Whilst awaiting the results, they are warning parents to be careful when purchasing the bright coloured elastic bands and charms.

Amid food safety scares, China retailer offers insurance for baby milk.

August 23, 2014 - 9:00am
A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concern about food safety in China.

Penis deformity cases among baby boys on the rise in Sweden, stump scientists.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Sweden has seen a rise in baby boys being born with deformed penises, a condition called hypospadias, which has stumped the nation’s scientists.

Asthma attack rates similar for black and white kids.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
A new analysis of U.S. childhood asthma statistics finds racial differences persist in the proportions of African American and white children who develop asthma, but success in managing the disease is becoming more equal.

With fossil subsidy phase-out, Egypt experts weigh renewables.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Until recently a net exporter of oil products, Egypt is now struggling to keep its industries running and its households lit. However, if the government takes this opportunity to stimulate investment in alternative sources of energy, many new jobs may be created, experts say.

After food safety scares, China retailer offers baby milk insurance.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.

Land abuse comes back to haunt.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Now comes word that a couple of nasty chemical compounds — perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — have contaminated drinking water supplies in two adjoining townships. And that the culprit is likely the U.S. Navy.

The road to a healthy lifestyle.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
With high rates of obesity and diabetes in Canada and the United States, plenty of attention is now being paid to how to make people healthier through diet and exercise. But what if our streets are at least partially to blame?

EPA cleanups and the toxins left behind.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
The EPA is responsible for protecting human health at 1,700 hazardous waste sites across the country through the Superfund program. But an EPA "cleanup" does not mean all toxics are gone.

US EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities: Report.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on Thursday.

India court orders uranium company to study impacts.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
India’s sole uranium mining company is being ordered by a regional court to disclose radiation levels and the presence of any heavy metals in soil and water in a cluster of villages with reports of unusual numbers of deformed and sick children.

Pesticides cause lead contamination among pregnant women: Study.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Unplanned use of pesticides and herbicides in crops is one of the key reasons for presence of higher level of lead in blood among pregnant women in rural Bangladesh, a study revealed.

Dillon, Colorado, takes steps to prevent lead leeching in residential water.

August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Dillon residents should expect to receive a letter from the town's Public Works Department about the discovery of lead in the water of some local homes.

Judge rules Corps can ignore mining health studies.

August 21, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining operations.

Funds to save lungs: Clean air group plead for donations to sustain tests into 'unsafe' M60 toxic gas levels.

August 21, 2014 - 9:00am
The Breath Clean Air Group is appealing for donations to carry on testing for damaging fumes around the M60, in preparation for the controversial Davyhulme biomass incinerator.

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