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Brooklyn tot has high levels of toxic lead while NYCHA denies paint is a problem.

April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
When tests showed Helen Jackson’s 2-year-old daughter had dangerous levels of toxic lead in her blood, the worried mom instantly suspected her public housing apartment.

S. Philadelphia refinery creates toxic air as well as jobs.

April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
The old refinery in South Philadelphia, formerly Sunoco, now Philadelphia Energy Solutions, is booming again, and so are complaints of air pollution.

Time to see red over air pollution.

April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Something in the air: smog was obscuring Tower Bridge in London yesterday, as red dust from the Sahara added to the poor air quality.

Jewish settlements accused of using Palestinian child labor.

April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
A leading international human rights group on Monday accused Jewish settlements in the West Bank of using Palestinian child labor in farming, calling it a violation of international law.

The wrong way to stay clean.

April 12, 2015 - 9:00am
The next time you step into the shower, wipe your face or brush your teeth, stop and think of the environment.

Smog air pollution in London set to clear as Saharan 'blood rain' due to fall.

April 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Thick air pollution persisted in London on Friday, but is set to clear this weekend as rainfall and winds from the Atlantic combine to disperse it.

Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement — after all seven her of her kids get whooping cough.

April 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Writing on The ScentificParent blog, a chagrined Canadian mom announced that she is leaving the anti-vaxx movement after all of her seven children — four of them completely unvaccinated — have come down with whooping cough.

California drought means pain, and produce, for Iowa.

April 11, 2015 - 9:00am
As the effects of the California drought ripple outward, Iowans should expect to pay more and grow more.

Expert: Workers need details on Huron TCE vapors.

April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Employees at the Huron campus, especially women of child-bearing age, need to be informed about TCE vapors in buildings so they can make their own decisions about exposure risks, a national advocate told a community group Thursday.

Air pollution spike across England sparks warning from health charities.

April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
A major spike in air pollution across much of England poses a risk to those suffering from respiratory diseases, older people and children, health charities warned on Friday.

Coal ash pollution more extensive at South Carolina power plant than first reported.

April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Evidence that a Duke Energy power plant site near Hartsville is more contaminated than previously suspected continues to grow as state regulators, environmentalists and company officials learn more about the property.

The toxic items in dollar stores that could make your family sick.

April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
From bath mats and kitchen utensils to children’s stick-on jewelry, hundreds of products sold at discount retailers contain toxic levels of harmful metals, plastics and chemicals that have been linked to cancers and diseases.

Catalyst: Our chemical lives.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products – in our water, our food and in the air we breathe. It’s the chemical soup of modern life and it’s virtually impossible to escape them. Is there adequate regulation and testing, or are we in the midst of an uncontrolled, human experiment?

London Marathon runners warned to train indoors as pollution is set to peak.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Runners preparing for the London Marathon have been advised to take a break from their training schedule tomorrow as air pollution is expected to reach its highest recordable level.

EPA wraps up collecting fish from Superfund reservoir in Donna.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are collecting fish and sediment samples from the Donner reservoir this week as part of a human health risk assessment.

Democrats rally at LA River to block attacks on environmental laws.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Democrat members of the House Natural Resources Committee came to the L.A. River on Wednesday to talk about blocking Republican bills that would limit the federal Clean Air and Clean Water acts of the 1970s.

State must act to protect kids from lead poisoning.

April 9, 2015 - 9:00am
We’re pleased the Senate recently unanimously passed SB 135, which moves us forward in meeting the challenge of childhood lead poisoning here in the Granite State.

Toxic chemicals in toys stir call for ban locally.

April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Toys that contain toxic chemicals are for sale on store shelves in Erie County, according to a statewide environmental group that wants county lawmakers to ban the chemicals in products marketed for children.

Activists call on Walgreens to remove toxic chemicals from products.

April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Environmental and health advocates across the country delivered petitions with 135,000 signatures – including 3,000 from Maryland – asking Walgreens to phase out toxic chemicals in products.

The story of two transgender children.

April 8, 2015 - 9:00am
In Britain, the number of children aged 10 and under who have been referred to NHS support services to help deal with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled in the last six years.

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