Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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It was 2008 when the wall of a coal combustion waste impoundment pond collapsed, inundating Kingston, Tenn., with over 1 billion gallons of toxic sludge. Last month, almost six years later, the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited rule on the classification and management of coal ash.
In Delhi, under every crunchy leaf of radish or the shiny brinjal hide dangerous amounts of pesticides that can slowly kill, shows a new study by Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada wants Ottawa to make good on its promise to give 95 survivors “full support” by the time Parliament reconvenes Jan. 26.
What do Bigfoot and New York’s ban on fracking ban have in common? The evidence supporting the existence of both is equally (un)credible.
One in 15 people tested so far under a state superstorm Sandy project had elevated lead levels, according to state data.
The New Jersey government left countless children exposed to lead poisoning in the last decade by diverting more than $50 million away from a health fund so routine state bills and salaries could be paid, an Asbury Park Press investigation found.
Potentially hazardous synthetic turf that's being targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and school district playing fields, officials have confirmed.
Proposed federal regulations could classify Omaha’s air as smoggy enough on hot summer days to require action to better protect children, athletes, outdoor workers and those with respiratory problems.
What's in the water? We can tell you. What's in your food? You don't want to know. Here's a look at the big environmental health stories that shaped 2014 and a glimpse at what's to come in 2015.
Over 20 banned pesticides under the category of organochlorines have been found in produce in Delhi-NCR in quantities that exceed the internationally defined permissible limits, a study on 52 vegetable samples found.
Of all the stories impacting Northeast and East Los Angeles in 2014, none may have as much impact on the people and the environment as the story that has been ongoing south of Boyle Heights, in the industrial city of Vernon.
The increase in teen use and many adult smokers opting to use electronic cigarettes has health officials calling for an evaluation of the industry, which, despite efforts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has remained unregulated.
More than 1.5 million Americans avoided death from cancer since 1991 thanks to falling smoking rates and better cancer prevention, detection and treatments, according to a study from the American Cancer Society.
Deschutes County and state officials have compiled draft findings for an exception to a state land use goal, which if not addressed could lead to groundwater contamination levels that threaten public health.
Good ozone, bad ozone. The good kind is way up in the stratosphere, blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from scorching skin, withering crops, killing fragile ecosystems.
Pennsylvania officials issued a consumption warning for channel catfish longer than 20 inches. Samples of the fish showed unacceptable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, often called PCBs.
The UK government is heading for an explosive new year showdown with doctors who fear it is in danger of giving cigarette companies a late Christmas present by pulling out of a major anti-tobacco initiative.
Responding to a damning report this year by Human Rights Watch, some cigarette companies and growers have said they will voluntarily restrict child labor in tobacco fields. Though welcome, these steps should be reinforced by new federal rules.
Do North Dakotans really want to write off the livability and productivity of western North Dakota for a marginal boost to the oil industry? There must be ways to extract Bakken oil and gas without destroying other livelihoods and the West as a good place to live in the process.
The discovery of PCBs and other contaminants at Greenwich High School two years ago is only part of a mosaic of cancer-causing toxics that have cropped up at various sites around one of the nation's wealthiest, most exclusive communities.