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Support the Child Safe Products Act to keep toxic chemicals away from children.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Firefighters put their lives on the line every day, and not just when we fight fires. Saving lives and homes is something we are honored to do, but it always comes at a price.

Don't give e-cigarettes special protection.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Wisconsin should not serve as the testing ground for the health effects of e-cigarettes. Rather, lawmakers should protect public health, support local control and respect the need for further scientific study.

The dying sea.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Between the needs of San Diego County and the farmers sits the Salton Sea. Without the inflows from the farms of the surrounding Imperial Valley, the sea, already shrinking, will recede dramatically, exposing miles of lake bed loaded with a hundred years’ worth of contaminants.

A lethal nostalgia.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Steel mills, coal mines and blast furnaces have killed and poisoned thousands of Americans – so why mourn their passing?

Grisly effects of Agent Orange haunt Vietnam.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
In a special report from Danang, Reuters TV Chief Asia Correspondent Tara Joseph investigates how the powerful and toxic chemicals used in Agent Orange are still causing disturbing birth defects, decades after the end of the Vietnam War.

Agent Orange: 40 years later veterans, families still learning of its deadly impact.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
They had one thing in common: They themselves were exposed to Agent Orange and are now suffering debilitating, if not deadly diseases, or they are the widows of men who died as a result of exposure.

Does artificial food coloring contribute to ADHD in children?

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
The FDA maintains dyes are safe, but some studies have linked them to hyperactivity in children.

Secondhand smoke exposure remains high among US kids, adults living in poverty.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite laws in many states that protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke, exposure remains especially high for children ages 3 to 11, African-Americans, and those who live in poverty or rental housing, according to a recent report.

Blame science for helping fuel the ice cream industry’s recalls.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
The U.S. ice cream industry’s widening listeria scare, which has prompted at least five companies to recall products, is fueled in part by DNA testing and other new tools that can better detect the bacteria and trace its origins.

Vietnam War: After 40 years, Agent Orange chemicals still leave a devastating mark.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
This week marks four decades since the end of the Vietnam War – but the conflict continues to blight the lives of many people living in the Asian nation.

Motion for Alta government to take "prudent approach" to school Wi-Fi defeated.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
A motion calling on Alberta's education ministry to advise school boards to take a "prudent approach" on the use of wireless technology in schools has been soundly defeated.

Greening spring cleaning.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Keeping schools clean shouldn’t make our kids sick.

Oregon needs toxic-free law.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon is ready to step up and protect children with the Toxic Free Kids Act.

The fossil fuel industry is condemning us to climate disaster.

April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
We must restructure the world energy usage and embark on a renewable revolution. Take a stand to stop business as usual and keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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