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Warning sounded on heavy metals in chocolates.

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, news that may break a chocolate-lover’s heart: A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.

Rutherford, New Jersey, parents concerned over cancer.

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Comments by a recently retired Pierrepont School teacher concerning his cancer diagnosis have set off a firestorm of controversy in the Rutherford community, leaving some parents to question the safety of the air quality in and around the school and demand that buses be relocated and kept from idling.

EPA to spend $3M replacing school buses.

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it will spend $3 million trying to clean up kids’ rides to school.

Chemical enemy number one: How bad are phthalates really?

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Phthalates are everywhere, and a tidal wave of new research has documented their wide-ranging negative health impacts, but what are the real risks?

The Japanese town that was poisoned.

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 2,000 people died from eating contaminated seafood from Minamata Bay, with thousands more suffered life-long damage.

God wants you to vaccinate your kids.

February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite some moral queasiness, even the Vatican has approved the MMR shot.

A never-ending genetic quest.

February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Mary-Claire King discovered BRCA1, the so-called breast cancer gene, and now believes every woman should be tested.

EWC professor's research addresses asthma rate in Jacksonville's black community.

February 9, 2015 - 9:00am
New research conducted by an Edward Waters College professor shows that black residents of urban Jacksonville might be disproportionately affected by asthma compared to the general population.

Freaked out by endocrine disruptors? Read this.

February 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The bad news is that these chemicals are found everywhere in our environment. The good news is that there are simple ways to avoid them.

Air pollution in India: Breathe uneasy.

February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi’s air is now more toxic than any other city’s on earth.

Oregon should ban dirty diesel engines.

February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon cannot remain a rolling landfill for California's cast-off dirty diesel engines. The stakes are too high for our families, especially pregnant women and children who are already breathing polluted air.

UrbaNERD: Neighborhood ranking reflects degrees of inequality.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new "risk ranking" by the Citizens Committee for Children compares the opportunities and dangers facing kids in New York's 59 community boards.

Oregon schoolchildren inhale cancer-causing fumes on buses as state plods towards fix.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Almost half of Oregon's school buses spew unhealthy amounts of diesel fumes into the air, exposing tens of thousands of children to cancer-causing exhaust every day.

Vaccines: Facts vs. myths.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Serious side effects to vaccines are very rare, studies show.

Dollar store products contain unsafe levels of toxic chemicals, report says.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new analysis of products purchased at dollar stores around the country show that most included significant amounts of at least one hazardous chemical.

High Court to take up issue of air pollution in Delhi.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi High Court today decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the national capital, a couple of days after it observed that poor air quality was a major cause of respiratory problems in most children here.

Discount retailers’ products have high levels of toxic chemicals.

February 5, 2015 - 9:00am
A new report finds that many products sold at dollar retailers across the United States contain high levels of regulated chemicals, including lead.

City health executive urges closure of Upper Dagong, Barangay Carmen dumpsite.

February 5, 2015 - 9:00am
A document provided to the media quoted a report that among the leading causes of morbidity among children living near and around the dumpsite are parasitism, diarrhea, asthma, measles, pneumonia, typhoid fever, peptic ulcer, dengue, and tuberculosis (TB).

Chemical at Toms River Superfund site didn't cause cancer: Report.

February 5, 2015 - 9:00am
A chemical in the treated water of a Superfund site in Toms River believed to be associated with a childhood cancer cluster did not cause cancer in rats but the laboratory animals did show some abnormalities, according to a federal study.

Fake dolls laced with toxic chemicals?

February 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Fake Frozen dolls Anna and Elsa imported from China may be tainted with hazardous chemicals, says the EcoWaste Coalition.

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