Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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With oil-industry backing, the National Black Chamber of Commerce is waging a campaign against stricter ozone rules.
The Colonial Creosote wood preserving plant in Bogalusa has been added to national list of Superfund hazardous waste sites eligible for federal cleanup assistance, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
University of Texas can insist to the oil and gas industry that they be smart about their operations. This would allow revenues to continue, while lessening the impact to Texans’ health and environment.
In our attempts to prevent infections, we may be setting the stage for our children to developing life-threatening allergies and asthma.
Girls born to mothers with high levels of BPA in their system during the first trimester of pregnancy weigh less at birth than babies with lower exposure, according to a new study.
Kids with asthma are more likely to have breathing problems and be hospitalized when they live with a smoker, a research review suggests.
A new petition from prominent scientists and health advocates seeks to ban a group of chemically related flame retardants from children's products, furniture, mattresses and household electronics.
In East Harlem, families live with traffic exhaust, cockroaches, and mold. Kids there are three times more likely to suffer an asthma attack that sends them to an ER.
Research conducted on Cabbage Hill shows emission controls for mercury at the Boardman Coal Plant are also helping to curb other cancer-causing pollutants in the area.
A range of factors, including a loophole in the latest school nutrition guidelines and a new fruit requirement, could be making school breafasts a lot sweeter.
A pregnant woman's exposure to BPA may potentially increase the risk of delivering babies with low birth weights, according to a new study from China.
An upcoming Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would further reduce ground-level ozone levels has prompted a backlash from one of the nation’s largest business groups.
The study included two areas of the city of Kapur — Ramadevi and Civil Lines. Ramadevi is considered highly polluted due to vehicular emission whereas Civil Lines is the least polluted area of the city.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, tucked in the hills between the San Fernando and Simi valleys, might be putting the health of thousands of Los Angeles and Ventura County residents at risk.
This video highlights some of the voices of a campaign engaging North Carolina students involved in the effort to get Charlotte and Durham Public school systems in North Carolina powered by 100% renewable electricity.
The carmaker is not the only company poisoning the air. Yet still our government blocks effective legislation.
The pope has decried our throwaway society and its impact on the poor. In Washington, D.C., one neighborhood has waged a three-decade fight over garbage.
State officials had good news to share at Monday's meeting of a citizens advocacy group: childhood cancer rates in the township fell slightly below the state average from 2010 to 2013.
Efforts to add iron to fish sauce in Vietnam and bouillon cubes in West Africa are examples of a new trend in fortification of food.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and its generic competitors, is losing its appeal to farmers and the general public.