Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Armed with mobile phone cameras, a group of 13 children travelled in lanes and bylanes of Lakadganj zone and captured garbage burning happening at 12 places.
When after a great deal of research and testing, a chemical is found to be harmful, then the tendency is to replace it with as similar a chemical as possible. History has shown, however, that the substitutes may prove equally harmful.
A Portland mother who has been recognized nationally for her activism against lead hazards is petitioning Portland Public Schools and the City of Portland to clean up lead hazards in district schools built before 1978.
A new study shows ultrasound pictures of nonsmokers’ fetuses looking peaceful, while the smokers’ fetuses look much more distraught, clawing at their faces and grimacing.
The term “home and hearth” evokes in many a vision of rosy-cheeked children snuggling with their families by a crackling fire, but proposed air pollution regulations may soon banish traditional open-air fireplaces from Bay Area households.
Fracking should be banned because of the impact it could have on public health, according to a prominent group of health professionals.
A new study suggests that a family's socioeconomic status correlates with the surface area of children's brains, regardless of genetic ancestry, race and other factors. Genes linked to brain size may help explain some neurological diseases
The rate of people being diagnosed or killed by cancer in the U.S. is stable or decreasing for men and women, according to a new report.
The study, published Monday in Lancet Infectious Diseases, sheds new light on one of the most troubling medical mysteries of recent years.
Since August, 115 children in 34 states have developed polio-like paralysis in an arm or a leg. The virus, enterovirus 68, has emerged as a leading suspect.
Environmental Working Group strongly opposes the chemical industry bill. Virginians deserve a law that shields them from exposure to harmful chemicals.
A spokeswoman for an environmental group said Annette Schneider wanted to make a statement about the expansion of the coal mining industry and the effects of climate change.
Los Angeles: What's in your water? Every city, suburb and rural community has specific contaminants of concern. "And it's actually trickier than you might think," said Renee Sharp, senior scientist and research director at the Environmental Working Group. "L.A. is huge, and there are many water utilities."
The results of a recent study were more heartening than surprising. Short version: If we clean up the air, kids' lungs will benefit.
In this week’s trip beyond the headlines, Peter Dykstra discusses Japan’s refusal to eat twhale meat contaminated by toxic chemicals that bio-accumulate in the ocean food chain with host Steve Curwood as well as more evidence of the governor of Florida’s alleged antipathy to climate change-related words, and President Obama’s ill-timed confidence in the safety of oil rigs.
Plan to rewrite 1976 law draws bipartisan support but harsh criticism.
As a small business owner in Maryland, will my company see a rise in profits thanks to Mr. Hogan playing referee on how much chicken doody can be dumped in the bay? No. In fact, I can't think of any responsible small business owner who will benefit. Can you?
The income status of New Jersey residents appears to be a major driving force in their health, with wealthy Hunterdon County on top and low-income Cumberland County ranking last when it came to health outcomes.
Sweet, delicious, nontoxic antifreeze is just around the corner. And that's a good thing.
Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.