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Tales of harmful health effects, everything from skin problems to miscarriages, abound in Crucito, a remote hamlet in northern Colombia. Tracing the health problems to glyphosate is impossible.
The region is uncharted territory for the oil majors, promising huge riches but with the potential to decimate a company in the event of a significant spill by landing it with tens of billions of dollars of clean-up costs and destroying its reputation.
Linoy Susan, a 7-year-old girl from Haifa, is suing the health and environmental protection ministries for negligence and physical damage, claiming that her illness is related to the high levels of air pollution in the area near where she lives.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children work in agriculture every year, thousands get hurt, and many die. New legislation could make a dent.
Besides the questionable labor practices that surround the shops, glues, lacquers and dust in the workplace create their own risks for nail technicians.
Westchester County legislators have approved legislation banning "toxic toys" in Westchester.
Did economics create the conditions for the riots, or was it partly down to lead-based paint? We consider some less well known challenges facing America's urban poor.
Officials in New York said they will crack down on unlawful conditions in the nail salon industry following an investigative report published in the New York Times.
Researchers have only scratched the surface of the complex effects climate change will have on children's health and the economy, panelists said at a climate change forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Babies in the womb, the most vulnerable group, should be at the front of the line in efforts to update our chemical safety laws, also known as “TSCA reform” referring to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Are government officials doing enough to protect us from the potential long-term health effects of wearable devices and cellphones? Maybe not.
Berkeley, California is the latest community to consider safety warnings for cellphones over cancer concerns.
Victoria's Education Minister does not know how much it will cost to remove asbestos from state schools, despite promising to eradicate the dangerous material from classrooms by 2020.
Minnesota legislators are on the verge of approving the nation’s most restrictive use of flame-retardant chemicals in furniture and an array of household items such as textiles, mattresses and children’s products.
After a yearlong wait, money to help clean up the highly polluted fireworks site has finally arrived from a federal lawsuit settlement and been deposited into a state-managed trust fund, Massachusetts officials confirmed Monday.
Aging housing stock in Baltimore and Toledo, and poverty, provide few opportunities for children in low-income families to avoid the threat of lead exposure and the cognitive and physical damage that comes with it.
Canada’s thalidomide victims are giving Ottawa a two-week deadline to provide clear answers on its promised lifetime aid package.
Artificial turf fields, cushioned with recycled crushed tires and increasingly in demand for U.S. athletic complexes, are getting some serious pushback.
Researchers have known for some time that the food and drink we all consume contains arsenic. Should we be concerned? Aren’t we protected by federal regulations? Actually, no – we are not.
While U.S. regulators and industry representatives have been arguing for decades about the proper regulation of antibiotic use in livestock, the market has been moving ahead of them, pushed by consumers who are concerned about antibiotic resistance and want some say in the way their food is produced.