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Childbirth in Bolivia's High Plains.

March 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Social marginalization and mistrust of modern medicine have caused high infant mortality rates among indigenous communities in Bolivia. Efforts over the last 10 years seek to stem the crisis while respecting traditions.

Big Sugar’s deceitful past.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
The original anti-science spin doctors weren't working for Big Tobacco. They were representing sugar.

Top polluted Great Lakes sites decades from recovery.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite huge progress made in reducing chemical discharges since the 1960s, many birds nesting across the Great Lakes region still struggle to reproduce or they give birth to chicks with twisted beaks or other deformities.

The untold story of how the sugar industry shaped key government research about your teeth.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Decades-old documents have surfaced showing that the powerful U.S. sugar industry dramatically influenced the government's medical research on dental care - and ultimately what officials recommended for American diets.

After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Many Japanese regard the massive decontamination of 105 cities, towns and villages affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident as a solemn obligation to right a terrible wrong. Others, even some of the people directly affected, question whether it’s a quixotic waste of resources.

No bans on New Zealand dairy products after poison threat: government.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
New Zealand has received no indications that any foreign countries would stop buying its dairy products following a threat to poison infant formula with a toxic pesticide, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.

Air regulations shown to improve our children’s health.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Those who think clean-air regulations are nothing but a needless drain on California’s economy should check out the latest long-term study of children’s lung development. The results were fairly stunning.

Does urban greenery improve our health?

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
More and more research points to strong connections between urban greenery and public health.

Fukushima disaster: Radiation levels posing cancer risks on fourth anniversary of earthquake.

March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Before the disaster, there was just one to two cases of thyroid cancers in a million Japanese children but now Fukushima has more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases, having tested about 300,000 children.

Doctors recommend limited exposure to phthalates while pregnant.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Mali Land wants is a healthy baby. It seems like that's not easy these days with a minefield of things to avoid.

Loom band charms removed from shelves in North Lincolnshire.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
A number of loom band charms have been taken off the shelves in North Lincolnshire over fears they contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals.

Plastic runs in my family, and in yours too., Essay: Plastic runs in my family, and in yours too.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?

China tightens baby formula rules after NZ. poisoning scare.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
China stepped up scrutiny on New Zealand baby formula imports as orders for the product fell, sending the kiwi dollar to fresh five-week lows a day after the South Pacific nation revealed a plot to poison baby food.

Hackensack River being considered for Superfund status.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The federal government has made it official that it will conduct a yearlong study to determine if the Hackensack River, ravaged by a century of industrial pollution, should be added to the Superfund program.

Dillon adds $30K water treatment to reduce lead exposure in older buildings.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The town of Dillon recently installed a new water treatment system to address concerns about high lead concentrations in the water of some older homes, businesses and other buildings.

Sausalito halts use of herbicides in city parks after complaints from residents.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
As Tanya Zilinskas Naouri strolled in Sausalito’s Marin Luther King Park last month with her two young children she noticed signs the city had put up warning of a pending spray of herbicides to kill weeds.

Q&A: Michigan toxicologist wins international award for Iraq birth defect research.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani talks with Environmental Health News about winning the 2015 Rachel Carson prize and how conflicts in the Middle East can have a lasting environmental legacy.

Michigan's tactics for cutting air pollution under fire.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The state is working to reduce sulfur dioxide levels at five major industrial plants that produce much of the area's pollution, but critics take issue with the approach.

Coal: Burning up Australia’s future.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
With less than a year to go before the United Nation’s annual climate change meeting scheduled to take place in Paris in November 2015, citizens and civil society groups are pushing their elected leaders to take stock of national commitments to lower carbon emissions in a bid to cap runaway global warming.

Study: Parents wrongly think sugary drinks healthy.

March 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Bamboozled by misleading product marketing and labeling, parents have failed to get the message that sugary drinks — beyond soda — are not healthy for kids.

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