Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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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.
Young kids who were exposed to Bisphenol A before birth are more likely than others to have a wheeze before age five, according to a new study that found no connection to BPA exposure after birth.
The Kentucky Environmental Foundation has released its Health Impact Assessment for Paducah's Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant. The report comes as the Commonwealth braces for new EPA regulations on coal plant emissions.
Enterovirus D68 is a virus that causes flulike symptoms and has now sickened hundreds of people across the United States. But the reasons why some may die while others show very few symptoms remain unclear.
For nearly 20 years, New Englanders drank and bathed in water without knowing it was laced with tetrachloroethylene, a neurotoxin. A new study shows that the exposure to the poison is linked to increased risk for stillbirths and other pregnancy complications.
A controversial natural gas extraction process that might never be used in Western North Carolina is becoming a big part of a mountain Senate race.
Legislators are accusing Chinese diamond firms in Chiadzwa of dumping toxic chemicals along the Odzi and Saver rivers, leading to an upsurge in cases of stillbirths among people and livestock.
Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.
Would you give Texas legislators $1 billion to clean up the air in Texas? What if I told you that you and the rest of the state's taxpayers already have, but they haven't spent the money?
Is preventing 150,000 asthma attacks in children and grandchildren each year, or preventing 6,600 premature deaths annually, something you feel is important to do?
"You had one job!" is the punchline on a popular Internet meme involving organizational screw-ups. Now critics are saying something similar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response the agency's handling of the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately, it's not true.
They are young women in the prime of health – yet have yearly appointments with an oncologist. They are young men without a care in the world – except for a nagging worry about prostate cancer.
As the first snow heralds the arrival of another chilly Fairbanks winter, voters have another opportunity to decide how the community can deal with the Interior's chronic seasonal air pollution.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection should be allowed to get on with its job without time-wasting complications that could lead to the U.S. EPA imposing a federal plan on the state.
A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.
If I pay money into a program created to clean up my air and protect my health, I expect it to be spent. When $1 billion of it goes unspent, we're left with dirty air, preventable deaths and children with asthma. The people of Houston deserve better. Our lawmakers should spend that money for its intended purpose: clean air and a healthy future.
The tools we need to address climate change are exactly those we’ve used so successfully against air pollution: a combination of government regulation, private innovation and cap-and-trade schemes that put the market to work on our behalf.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D-68 in patients treated at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to Kanawha-Charleston Health Department officials.
The United States and Indonesia on Friday reached a final agreement that maintains a ban on clove cigarettes from the Southeast Asian nation in an effort to discourage children from smoking.