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ADHD linked to expectant moms' smog exposure.

November 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports.

The San Jacinto River waste pits unleashed toxics into the river and, residents say, their bodies.

November 7, 2014 - 9:00am
The San Jacinto River waste pits have submerged underwater, releasing known carcinogens throughout the river system.

Kenya urges use of energy saving stoves.

November 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Kenya’s Ministry of Energy said firewood and charcoal provide 68 percent of the total energy requirements for the population, but unsustainable burning of these primary sources of energy exposes the consumers to vulnerable environments for contracting pulmonary diseases.

School seeks answers on health risks of artificial turf.

November 7, 2014 - 9:00am
School officials are seeking answers on whether the district’s synthetic turf athletic field can cause health problems, following a news report about risks.

What's the environmental impact of modern war?

November 7, 2014 - 9:00am
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources.

Do you know exactly what's in your nail polish?

November 7, 2014 - 9:00am
A good majority of women enjoy the thought of a relaxing mani/pedi and these days younger and younger girls are indulging, but many don't realize they may also be indulging in a toxic blend of chemicals.

With cadmium in their blood, Durham women at risk of lower-weight babies.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Pregnant women in Durham County, North Carolina, have shown high levels of cadmium in their blood, a finding that researchers linked to low birth weights among those women's children.

Potential contamination at proposed homeless camp to be studied.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
State health officials say they will likely test for lead and other contaminants. The work could delay plans to move Honolulu's homeless to Sand Island.

What doctors are warning parents about allergies and asthma in kids.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Ninety per cent of kids with asthma also have allergies. That puts them at risk of suffering difficult-to-treat allergic reactions if their asthma is undiagnosed or poorly controlled.

Weather forecasters predict better services for women.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Meteorologists from around the world are meeting with women's rights activists and aid workers in Geneva to develop climate and weather services geared specifically to women.

Midterm election: Chalk one up for the little guys.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Big Green tried to play with Big Oil in the midterms and lost big. The storyline was far different for a few hyper-local, grassroots green campaigns.

Air pollution linked to children's attention problems.

November 6, 2014 - 9:00am
New York City children exposed in the womb to high levels of pollutants in vehicle exhaust had a five times higher risk of attention problems at age 9, according to research by Columbia University scientists published Wednesday.

Clearing the air: Environmental justice in Detroit.

November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The 2014 Tour of Toxic Sites seeks to provide future public health and social justice workers with a first-hand look at contemporary issues, reflecting the University’s growing involvement — both academically and socially — in the city in recent years.

Antibiotics found in 'antibiotic-free' seafood headed for Arizona.

November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Trace amounts of antibiotics have shown up in seafood that would have landed on grocery-store shelves in Arizona and California, according to an Arizona State University study published in Journal of Hazardous Materials.

Birth defects never increased in Fukushima Prefecture.

November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The rate of birth defects in babies born in Fukushima Prefecture remains no different from the national average even after the nuclear disaster there, says a report recently worked out by a study group of the health ministry.

Long-term health study into health impacts of Hazelwood coalmine fire to run for 20 years.

November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The long-term study examining the potential health impacts of this year's Hazelwood coalmine fire will run for 20 years and be led by researchers from Monash University, the state government has pledged.

Communities find little success in resisting fracking infrastructure.

November 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Amy Nassif thought petitioning her Pennsylvania school board to vote against drilling near her two children’s school would be enough — but even without the board’s approval, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved the permits.

Maine needs a trash solution — but not a bigger landfill.

November 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Maine does need a solution to the problem of trash. However, suggesting that a bigger landfill is a good solution to the trash problem is like saying a bigger pair of pants is a good solution to the obesity problem.

Some one million Somalis in urgent need of food aid, says U.N.

November 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are in urgent need of food assistance as floods have destroyed crops and eroded an already precarious food supply, aid officials said Monday.

Victims of toxic chemicals fight for benefits from VA.

November 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Veterans who were exposed to toxic contaminants during their service are increasingly becoming casualties in a war with the government — particularly the Veterans Affairs Department — which they say has a record of delaying and denying benefits promised to them by acts of Congress.

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