Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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The rise of blood lead in Sandy affected areas has become a problem as cleanup and rebuilding continues around the state.
Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator, discusses his bill pushing the elimination of parental belief exemptions from children’s school vaccination requirements.
A bill that would make vaccines mandatory for California schoolchildren passed its toughest committee Wednesday and now heads to a panel dominated by lawmakers who support the proposal.
Harrowing images reveal one of west-Africa's vast electronic graveyards where 'millions of tonnes' of discarded appliances from all over the world - including the UK - are being dumped every year.
The Sierra Club and a doctors group said Wednesday that they plan to sue Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for failing to enforce regulations that compel power plants to limit smog pollution.
We cannot afford to waste more time while the tobacco industry addicts another generation of kids.
A new study of nearly 100,000 children found that toddlers known to have an elevated risk of autism were no more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder if they were vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella than if they weren’t.
In US schools, vaping rules. Whether the rise of e-cigarettes is welcome news or a fresh face on an old public-health menace is not yet clear.
The ingredients of this rank, airborne witches’ brew make the Imperial Valley an especially precarious place to be a child. Diesel and gas exhaust are the most significant contributors to the region’s polluted air.
As April 30 approaches, marking 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, people in Vietnam with severe mental and physical disabilities still feel the lingering effects of Agent Orange.
On the occasion of International Earth Day, while attention is once again on issues related to clean environment and pollution, we take a look at some of the most polluted places in the world.
After a stormy week in which Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav and city residents faced off squarely against the area’s polluting industries, the Health Ministry issued an important correction: The incidence of cancer among Haifa-area children is no higher than the national average.
Dust produced by mountaintop removal mining sites are a known cancer risk, but little has been done to protect inhabitants of Appalachia.
Cities use glyphosate to control weeds in parks and along verges. Now that the WHO says the pesticide is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’, is it time to stop?
Phyllis Omido's toddler had a mysterious ailment. After doctors came up with a diagnosis, she set out to shut down a Kenyan polluter. Now she's won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work.
For many Americans, the color of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is the color of childhood. Nothing triggers nostalgia like the sight of a steaming plate of sticky pasta, as unnaturally orange as a nuclear dawn.
The mayor of Haifa, Israel's third largest city, Monday ordered municipal rubbish trucks to block access to a refinery and four petrochemical plants following a scare over high cancer rates.
Ecstasy and cocaine have been found in five northern suburbs waterways, prompting scientists to warn that the drugs could cause “drastic” damage to fish and insects and put the area’s ecosystem at risk.
Six activists who rallied communities around the world to protect people and ecosystems against commercial exploitation will be honored in San Francisco on Monday with the most prestigious award for grassroots environmental work.
When environmental disasters occur, it's difficult to quantify the human health impacts. From corporations withholding information to pinning down cause and effect, victims face an uphill battle on accountability.