Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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A senior registered nurse and a focal person for anti-smoking at Gumare Primary Hospital, Ms Odireleng Ntshunga says they have recorded an escalating number of tobacco related diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer in their region.
Jarrett McElheney does not represent the standard benzene plaintiff. A lawsuit filed by his parents in 2011 against Southeast Terminals owners BP and TransMontaigne is among a relatively few alleging leukemia caused by environmental benzene exposure.
There's been a lot of attention drawn to people who don't believe in vaccinating their children. But a recent poll shows just how concerned parents are about vaccines when it comes to putting their children in day care.
A national group of business leaders and an evangelical network praised the Obama administration's proposed Clean Power Plan as a clean-energy job producer and a step toward addressing what they say is the most pressing global challenge of modern time: climate change.
In May, Michigan officials issued a controversial emissions permit to Severstal, a steel company located in Dearborn in an area considered to be in non-attainment for sulfur dioxide. Now a lawsuit is asking for reversal of the permit.
California finally is retooling the ubiquitous Proposition 65 warning notices in a way that would provide people with information they actually might find useful. Good. Chemical companies, the California Chamber of Commerce and many other corporations whose products may include toxic substances are protesting. Of course.
Pulled by money, pushed by climate, a quarter-billion people now leave home every year. While we fret over temporary foreign workers and those who go off to fight for the Islamic State, something far bigger is going on around the world -- migrations that we have scarcely glimpsed, but that will affect our own lives more than we realize.
New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a report by the Environmental Audit Committee.
A ban on building schools, hospitals and care homes near air pollution blackspots must be introduced to help cut thousands of deaths connected to the "invisible killer" of traffic fumes, MPs say today.
A study published online Monday by the journal Pediatrics found that from 1990 through 2011, nearly 3.3 million children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. And lab tests continue to reveal some toys have dangerous levels of toxicants.
In this week’s trip beyond the headlines, host Steve Curwood and Peter Dykstra discuss the largely unproven connection between powerlines and cancer, why thalidomide wasn’t used in the U.S., and Prohibition’s long-term effect on ethanol as a fuel.
Lately, a groundswell of concern has developed over what health hazards, if any, might lurk on and beneath the synthetic fibers in artificial turf surfaces, particularly those that incorporate the use of tiny bits of rubber ground up from vehicle tires.
A postgraduate student at the University of British Columbia in Canada found so many fishing weirs while analyzing satellite images of the Arabian Gulf coastline that it appears official data on total fish catches in the Arabian Gulf could be significantly underestimating the actual catch, with potential ecological implications.
Since the government does not have a proper policy on e-waste management in place, such 'electrical and electronic waste' is being indiscriminately dumped in the country. Such practices would be disastrous for human health and the ecology, including aquatic lives, flora and fauna, experts on the subject have warned.
Researchers reviewed a number of recent studies of hydraulic fracturing against what is known about reproductive health and found increased risk to both men's and women's fertility, fetal development and to the incidence of birth defects.
The melting of the glaciers in the Andes Mountains is a threat to the population of the Andean countries, including Bolivia and Peru, said Nilda Rojas, head of the National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu, on Thursday.
Proponents of coal-fired power plants recently criticized proposed new carbon pollution rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. We strongly disagree with the notion that there is “no gain.” Major beneficiaries include people with asthma — about 700,000 people in Virginia.
A paper published Friday in Reviews on Environmental Health suggests that even tiny doses of the chemicals released during the various phases of oil and natural gas production, including fracking, could pose serious health risks.
People who live near fracking operations should be monitored for chemical contaminants and health problems, according to researchers who surveyed the risks posed by substances used in the process.
A new study links shale oil and gas development to a host of developmental and reproductive health risks, and says the processes involved - including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - pose a particularly potent threat to what researchers called "our most vulnerable population."