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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.

Most students wrong on risks of smoking occasionally.

February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
In a national survey, just 1 in 3 students thought that smoking on some days, but not others, can cause a lot of harm. This smoking pattern is common. It also is dangerous.

Secondhand-smoke exposure falls, unevenly.

February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Half as many American nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke now as a decade ago, but federal researchers remain concerned about high exposure among black nonsmokers, especially children, and people living below the poverty level.

World Health Organisation says cancer rates in China rising, many cases can be prevented.

February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The number of cancer cases in China is rising "ferociously", the World Health Organisation warns.

Edmonton air pollution must be reduced, provincial report says.

February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Air pollution that causes heart and lung problems has exceeded government limits at two Edmonton monitoring stations and must be reduced, says a new report from Alberta Environment.

For Americans, second hand smoke exposure cut in half, CDC reports.

February 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Americans’ exposure to second hand smoke declined by half over the past decade, federal health authorities reported Tuesday, as states and municipalities banned smoking in bars, restaurants and offices, and fewer Americans smoked inside their homes.

EPA urged to tighten ozone standards.

February 3, 2015 - 9:00am
It is time to strengthen the nation's smog limits to improve the health of millions of people who suffer the ill effects of air pollution, dozens of environmentalists, doctors, asthmatic children and religious leaders told a panel of federal officials Monday.

End of an era, Corette coal plant prepares for mothball.

February 3, 2015 - 9:00am
It isn’t on its dying breath, but the J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant, for 40 years Billings’ worst air polluter, could be weeks away from its last gasp.

Reckless rejection of the measles vaccine.

February 3, 2015 - 9:00am
It is shockingly irresponsible of parents to put other children and adults at risk of catching measles from their unvaccinated children.

Ozone hole: How we are misled in the fight to cut smog.

February 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Obama wants to cut ozone pollution, but Republicans are crying foul over the cost. Europe is being tougher… or is it? Much is obfuscation.

Chris Christie says vaccinating your kids should be a choice.

February 2, 2015 - 9:00am
In remarks that may be too much even for the political party that consistently denies the existence of climate change, Chris Christie says that it's important to strike a "balance" when it comes to vaccinations.

Study raises concerns about thirdhand smoke.

February 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Evidence of ill effects from thirdhand smoke - the residue that clings to carpets, curtains, couches, clothing and even dust particles - is mounting.

Toddler food often has too much salt, sugar, CDC study says.

February 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.

Digging it: Watchdog for consumers.

February 2, 2015 - 9:00am
It's easy to complain about government regulations and red tape. Sometimes it’s justified.

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