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Banned pesticides detected in India farm produce.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Pollution at Exide tops year’s list of stories.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Teens’ use of e-cigarettes has state health officials concerned.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

US cancer deaths fell 22 percent since 1991.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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 looks at land use exception to protect groundwater.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Hillsborough gets ‘F’ rating on air quality from American Lung Association.

December 31, 2014 - 9:00am
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.

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