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Fatal extraction: The impact of Australian mining in Africa.

July 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Australia is a giant in African mining but its vast, and in some cases deadly, footprint has never been examined. The stories in this report are from people across Africa, rarely heard outside their own communities.

Welcome to 2050: Here's what the planet has in store.

July 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Welcome to 2050. The days are hotter, the sun is harsher and sea levels are up. A series of extreme storms have hit NSW that have been directly linked to the warm ocean temperatures associated with global warming.

California's tough vaccination law.

July 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Other states should follow the example of not allowing religious or “personal belief” objections to put children at risk of disease.

Improving toxicity testing for better decision-making.

July 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Let’s help Congress, and the public, understand and accept the practice and promise of modern chemical testing to improve TSCA now and to improve life for the future.

When this man is irked, he might just file a suit.

July 12, 2015 - 9:00am
"You should be ashamed of yourself!" So began the email to Stephen L. Joseph. It was 2003, and Mr. Joseph, a public interest lawyer, had just filed a lawsuit against Kraft Foods for marketing Oreos to children. The trans fats in the cookies, he argued, were unsafe and easily replaced.

Is this the most anti-environmental bill of 2015?

July 11, 2015 - 9:00am
GOP leadership of the House of Representatives have recently brought to the floor a bill that, if enacted, could result in 10,900 premature deaths; 5,000 non-fatal heart attacks; 1,110,000 asthma attacks in children; and 1,690,000 missed school and work days.  Passage would also enable the emission of 730 metric tons of climate-disrupting carbon dioxide and waste up to $572 million in taxpayer money.

Leaded water and one Flint family's toxic nightmare.

July 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The 13,200 number filled LeeAnne Walters with dread, because it meant her family had been exposed to high levels of a terribly toxic heavy metal that put her children’s future in jeopardy.

Descendants of undernourished people may be more susceptible to obesity.

July 10, 2015 - 9:00am
A 12-year-long animal study finds a link between obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and whether their ancestors were undernourished.

These antidepressants may increase the risk of birth defects.

July 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Babies born to women who took certain antidepressants during pregnancy may have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ.

Link between some antidepressants and birth defects is confirmed.

July 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have weighed in on the debate about the use of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs during pregnancy and birth defects, confirming a link with some but not others.

Has deadly water amoeba found a home in Minnesota?

July 9, 2015 - 9:00am
State and national health officials are trying to determine whether Minnesota is becoming a more hospitable place for a deadly water amoeba that has posed a greater risk to swimmers in southern states.

Some antidepressants may pose increased risk of birth defects.

July 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Some antidepressants may increase the risk of birth defects if taken early in pregnancy, while others don't seem to pose the same risks, a study finds.

These plastic chemicals may be just as dangerous as what they replace.

July 9, 2015 - 9:00am
About a decade ago, manufacturers began to replace a chemical known as DEHP—a probable human carcinogen—from their products. Now, new research suggests that replacement chemicals may have some of the same negative health effects as DEHP.

Some antidepressants, but not others, linked with birth defects.

July 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Popular antidepressants Paxil and Prozac are linked to higher rates of birth defects, but several similar drugs used to treat depression in pregnant women carry no such risks, a new study found.

Beetle spraying is dangerous and unnecessary.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Change begins when we hold the agriculture department accountable for protecting human health.

New Vicente/Briones site undergoing clean-up.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The Department of Toxic Substances Control is overseeing a plan to remove lead-contaminated soil near the Martinez Junior High School in Martinez this summer to make way for a new educational facility.

An Arctic thank you for action against persistent organic pollutants.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
For the health and well-being of our indigenous peoples, all peoples of the earth, and future generations, I would like to offer a thank you to everyone who helped to ban PCP, an unnecessary and dangerous toxic chemical.

Wildfire smoke drifting across Manitoba, health officials warn.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The skies are going to be smoky again over much of Manitoba in the coming days, thanks to forest fires here and in Saskatchewan, provincial health officials warn.

Treated water from Mountain View toxic site eyed for irrigation, potential drinking water.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Groundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and then disposed of, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.

Fat stigma fuels weight bullying.

July 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Being “fat” is the most common reason children are bullied, a new multi-nation study found.

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