Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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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.
The original anti-science spin doctors weren't working for Big Tobacco. They were representing sugar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More and more research points to strong connections between urban greenery and public health.
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.
Mali Land wants is a healthy baby. It seems like that's not easy these days with a minefield of things to avoid.
A number of loom band charms have been taken off the shelves in North Lincolnshire over fears they contain potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bamboozled by misleading product marketing and labeling, parents have failed to get the message that sugary drinks — beyond soda — are not healthy for kids.