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Tensions boil over at landmark China lead pollution trial.

June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Soil contamination found near huge mine in western China.

June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Greenpeace East Asia said that soil near a zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Yunnan Province was unsafe for growing food.

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks.

June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Plastic microbeads: Small bits with a big impact.

June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Chinese court opens landmark trial over alleged lead poisoning.

June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

US EPA forced to decide this month on pesticide’s fate.

June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Coal’s leading financier may come as a surprise.

June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Japan is moving in the opposite direction of other countries and is promoting coal.

Lead exposure kills1.43 lakh people per year globally, says WHO., Lead exposure kills 1.43 lakh people per year globally, says WHO.

June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Oregon may regulate toxic chemicals in toys.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
A bill that would regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products is back before the Oregon Legislature.

Rights group calls on Ghana to end child labor in gold mines.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Human Rights Watch estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries.

Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society €6 billion in annual health bills.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Getting the lead out.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dolphins to crickets.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

South Portland councilors favor ban on pesticide use.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
With no formal ordinance proposed, Protect South Portland is campaigning for more organic approaches.

E-cigarettes 'set to be banned' indoors in public places from next year.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Final salvos against polio.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Air quality rules tightened after cancer risk found to be 3 times higher.

June 8, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

What poverty does to the young brain.

June 6, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Baltimore ozone pollution still a health problem for some.

June 5, 2015 - 9:00am
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 emerge of EU Commission's EDCs screening process.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

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