Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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A 21-month-old girl who tested positive for enterovirus D-68 in Michigan died after a month-long battle with the respiratory illness, marking the second time a child has succumbed to the virus in the U.S. this week, health officials said.
Fighting for clean air and water, China’s environmental activists are turning to social media to mobilize support.
Iowans are feeling firsthand the effects of climate change, a coalition of Iowa scientists say. Those impacts include weather extremes that carry health consequences for people with respiratory conditions, as well as an increase in insect-borne illnesses.
As India undergoes swift economic expansion, there is a surging demand for child workers. There is virtually no enforcement of labor laws, and children are sold into service and confined in horrific conditions, paid nothing and barely fed.
Schools in Beijing have started to monitor air quality on campus and issue warnings if necessary to minimize risks to students posed by hazardous gases and particles such as PM2.5, which has become a major air pollutant in the city.
When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the remote corner of the northerly Nimba county this week, she found that Ebola was not the only emergency affecting communities that have been quarantined over the disease. And the president's mission went beyond handouts.
Next time you’re driving on the highway, you might spot a billboard about public health instead of one about the next fasƒtdhbub-food joint. That’s at least the intention behind an expanding campaign by North Carolina State University’s Clean Energy Technology Center
Electronic cigarettes will be seen in TV commercials for the first time, under new rules that take a relaxed approach to celebrity endorsements.
In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, six United States senators said labels should warn consumers of "the known dangers of nicotine use,” including risks to adolescent brain development.
The WHO is urging China to kill all advertising for tobacco products, as tobacco companies have found loopholes in existing ad restrictions that have enabled them to promote products in unexpected places—on toys or even at primary schools.
Costa Rica has agreed to pay the medical bills and other compensation for some 12,000 banana workers and their relatives suffering lingering effects of exposure to pesticides in the 1960s and 1970s.
Breathing isn’t easy in Harlem. Nearly a quarter of the 13,551 patients who visited Harlem Hospital’s emergency room in fiscal year 2014 were suffering from asthma, records show.
In Sherry Gobble’s house, the water runs toxic. Gobble, who lives alongside Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station in a Rowan County, North Carolina, community called Dukeville, discovered six months ago that water in her family’s well contains the carcinogen hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6.
Independent studies have detected antibiotics and hormone-disrupting substances in Ho Chi Minh City's tap water due to the lack of systems to monitor or decontaminate it, Saigon Tiep Thi Online reported.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions, fight climate change and regulate oil and gas emissions, a series of audits from a federal watchdog have found.
Sardinia only has roughly 1.6 million inhabitants, but is host to 60 percent of Italy's state-owned lands used by NATO, non-NATO forces and weapon makers for all kinds of live testing and exercises which are suspected by experts to have a dramatically adverse impact on the local population and environment.
The long-awaited independent review of coal seam gas in New South Wales, released last week by the NSW Chief Scientist, highlighted many risks and uncertainties around human health from exposure to toxic CSG chemicals. But major health concerns remain unresolved.
An ex-employee of Stericycle alleges shocking disregard for public and employee safety by Stericycle management - including directing employees to ignore the geiger counter giving radioactive readings of the waste and to burn it anyway. Furthermore he stated the geiger counter didn’t work much of the time.
If the soda industry were really interested in changing the status quo, it could stop marketing soda to children who are too young to figure out that it’s essentially poison and could stop battling against measures designed to decrease its consumption. The industry will do neither of those things unless we compel it to.
Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.