Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Opponents delivered a petition with 1,085 signatures to the City Council last week calling for the review of operations at the 6-acre site. In addition, more than a dozen complaints were filed over health concerns from smoke and odors.
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.
The environment isn’t something remote from us – it’s embedded in our communities, in our homes, our streets, in how we keep warm and what kind of world we hand on to our children.
Southern California has missed a long-standing federal deadline to reduce toxic soot and other small particle air pollution because unhealthful levels of such pollutants persist in northwest Riverside County.
Frances Kelsey, the Canadian doctor whose unyielding vigilance spared the United States from one of the worst drug disasters in history, died on Friday morning. She was 101.
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws that made drugs safer.
A school partnership in the city's North End that parents saw as a glimpse of hope has ended after a tumultuous year marked by the discovery of toxic chemicals at Clark Elementary School.
When a Johns Hopkins University researcher published a study showing race and income as risk factors for asthma, she started getting phone calls from industry groups opposing U.S. EPA's bid to tighten the national ozone standard.
India's Union environment ministry said in Parliament on Thursday that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in the past nine years.
We know that reducing carbon emissions shows significant impacts for health. We hope North Carolina’s leaders will make the right choice for the health and future of its citizens.
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that 2,61,52,957 people have died due to Acute Respiratory Infection during the 2006-15 period.
The EPA’s clean power plan might increase pollution of some plants and its likely to be the ones located near poor communities.
I hope that Missouri’s federal legislators and the rest of Congress follow suit by taking steps to support the strongest possible ozone standard, allowing our children to breathe clean air where they live, learn and play.
Years after the date at which there were to be no more lead-poisoned children in Maine, there still are many. Part 2 of 4.
A coalition of firefighters and environmentalists in Massachusetts is lobbying for a ban on flame-retardant children’s products and household furniture.
The U.S. infant mortality rate has stalled, the latest government report finds, giving Americans one of the worst rates in the developed world.
An independent Senator has compared opponents of wind farms to people who raised concerns about the dangers of thalidomide, which was later linked to the deaths of 2000 children and birth defects in more than 10,000 infants.
Citizens of Toledo, Ohio, have a new summer ritual: stocking up on bottled water. For the second straight year, an enormous algae bloom has settled upon Lake Erie, generating nasty toxins right where the city of 400,000 draws its tap water.
A coalition of Christian leaders issued a statement Tuesday calling on presidential candidates to address climate change and economic inequality, in preparation for the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday.
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.