Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Lead levels high enough to potentially harm children have been found in artificial turf used at thousands of schools, playgrounds and day-care centers across the country, yet two federal agencies continue to promote the surfacing as safe, an analysis shows.
Pregnant women exposed to chemical weapons during the August 2013 attack in Syria were much more likely to miscarry or deliver prematurely, new findings show.
The Gulf countries are one of the world’s top importers of oud, the famous Middle Eastern incense perfume. Recent studies warn that oud could cause asthma attacks and respiratory diseases.
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.
Cigarette companies have never willingly shied away from marketing their products as fun and sexy. Children should not be able to easily access them, but that's what's happening.
West Virginia’s top environmental regulator says studies that have found residents near mountaintop removal coal-mining operations face increased risks of serious illnesses and premature death deserve to be carefully examined by state and federal officials.
Sen. David Vitter has competition for the legislation he and Sen. Tom Udall introduced this week to overhaul the nation's nearly 40-year-old chemical safety law that is considered outdated by both industry and environmentalists.
A “green” banana never looked so good. Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry recognized Finca San Pablo as the country’s first carbon neutral banana farm during a ceremony Monday.
Social marginalization and mistrust of modern medicine have caused high infant mortality rates among indigenous communities in Bolivia. Efforts over the last 10 years seek to stem the crisis while respecting traditions.
The original anti-science spin doctors weren't working for Big Tobacco. They were representing sugar.
Despite huge progress made in reducing chemical discharges since the 1960s, many birds nesting across the Great Lakes region still struggle to reproduce or they give birth to chicks with twisted beaks or other deformities.
Decades-old documents have surfaced showing that the powerful U.S. sugar industry dramatically influenced the government's medical research on dental care - and ultimately what officials recommended for American diets.
Many Japanese regard the massive decontamination of 105 cities, towns and villages affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident as a solemn obligation to right a terrible wrong. Others, even some of the people directly affected, question whether it’s a quixotic waste of resources.
New Zealand has received no indications that any foreign countries would stop buying its dairy products following a threat to poison infant formula with a toxic pesticide, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.
Those who think clean-air regulations are nothing but a needless drain on California’s economy should check out the latest long-term study of children’s lung development. The results were fairly stunning.
More and more research points to strong connections between urban greenery and public health.
Before the disaster, there was just one to two cases of thyroid cancers in a million Japanese children but now Fukushima has more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases, having tested about 300,000 children.
Mali Land wants is a healthy baby. It seems like that's not easy these days with a minefield of things to avoid.
A number of loom band charms have been taken off the shelves in North Lincolnshire over fears they contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?