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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.

Mt. Tabor parents: Cell tower 'a health issue'.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Concerned parents told KOIN 6 News they’re worried their children could be exposed to dangerous radiation if new antennas are added to a power pole in the heart of a historic Portland neighborhood.

Pitt study shows link between fracking, lower birth weights.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
University of Pittsburgh researchers say a groundbreaking study focusing on southwest Pennsylvania released Wednesday shows that pregnant women living near natural gas fracking wells are more likely to have babies with lower birth weights.

Toxic chemicals found in child car seats.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The very seats designed to provide safety for small children have been found to be at risk for containing toxic chemicals, according to an updated study released today by Healthystuff.org.

Polio in Pakistan: Drop of 70 percent recorded this year.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Polio cases in Pakistan have dropped by 70 percent this year as troops make territorial advances in the north against militants opposed to vaccination programmes, government officials have told the BBC.

Study finds low birth weight near Pennsylvania gas sites.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Women living close to a high-density of natural gas operations were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such operations, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

Proximity to fracking tied to lower birth weights.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Pregnant women who live close to multiple fracking wells were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than those who live farther away, according to new research.

Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle climate change in a move that dwarfs what some countries are doing to address fossil fuel pollution.

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