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Children launch drive to report garbage burning.

April 2, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Stop playing 'whack-a-mole' with toxic flame retardants, health advocates urge.

April 2, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Lead paint hazards linger at aging Portland schools.

April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Mom, please don’t smoke before I’m born.

April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Bay Area pollution agency wants to ban open fireplaces.

April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Doctors and academics call for ban on 'inherently risky' fracking.

April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Fracking should be banned because of the impact it could have on public health, according to a prominent group of health professionals.

Can money buy your kids a bigger brain?

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
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

U.S. cancer incidence, mortality largely stable or decreasing.

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Link found between children with paralysis and ‘more polio-like’ strain of enterovirus D68, study says.

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
The study, published Monday in Lancet Infectious Diseases, sheds new light on one of the most troubling medical mysteries of recent years.

Enterovirus 68 may be linked to paralysis in children, study says.

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Virginians deserve stronger protection from toxic chemicals.

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Environmental Working Group strongly opposes the chemical industry bill. Virginians deserve a law that shields them from exposure to harmful chemicals.

Dramatic moment a farmer set up camp in front of a coal train to protest against mining - then tried to get some sleep.

March 30, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

What's in the water that comes from L.A. taps?

March 30, 2015 - 9:00am
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."

If we clean up the air, kids' lungs will benefit.

March 29, 2015 - 9:00am
The results of a recent study were more heartening than surprising. Short version: If we clean up the air, kids' lungs will benefit.

Beyond the headlines.

March 29, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Reform of toxics law is contentious.

March 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Plan to rewrite 1976 law draws bipartisan support but harsh criticism.

Hogan's Maryland: Open for big business.

March 27, 2015 - 9:00am
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?

Income inequality, social factors help determine statewide health rankings.

March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Finally, an antifreeze your kids can drink!

March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Sweet, delicious, nontoxic antifreeze is just around the corner. And that's a good thing.

Chemical exposure raises risk of chronic diseases.

March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.

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