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State Senate should pass bill on toxic fire retardants.

March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Will a third time be the charm for legislation banning toxic flame retardants in children’s products and home furniture? We can only hope.

Hudson Valley needs a wise High Court ruling.

March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite the area's spectacular scenery and bucolic feel, the air quality in the mid-Hudson Valley can be downright dreadful at times.

Uphold EPA’s mercury rule.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
The Supreme Court should uphold the EPA’s authority to put in place the new mercury rule.

Obama, opponents take air pollution fight to high court.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Clean air regulations that could save thousands of lives each year but cost billions of dollars to implement will be considered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that portends future legal battles over climate change.

Rob Portman bucks global-warming rule, wants state exemptions from EPA's pending requirements.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Ohio's Rob Portman has a plan to help residents in states where electricity costs could go up under a White House plan to address global warming: Just say no.

3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns.

Cal City pesticide plant to become superfund site.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants an abandoned dump in Calumet City that once was a pesticide factory to be named a superfund site.

Questions raised over pesticide use near high school.

March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
A new report shows that there may be toxic substances used in high levels near Oxnard's Rio Mesa High School.

Conflicting reports on quality of Seattle school's air.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
A state report is critical of the methods used to evaluate the air quality at John Marshall School in Seattle - a 100-year-old building that was renovated before hundreds of elementary school students moved in last fall.

Deadly benzene detected in Riverton fire pollutants.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness said yesterday that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will be sending cases of persons identified as victims of the Riverton City dump fire to the public defender to pursue compensation for them.

Big tobacco says your e-cigarette may kill you.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
What’s driving this public health message?

Traffic-related air pollution linked to type 1 diabetes in children.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Fine dust pollution leads to earlier instances of type 1 diabetes in small children, according to a study by the Institute for Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich.

Kids exposure to secondhand smoke tied to clogged arteries.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
In a Finnish study spanning 26 years, kids exposed to parental smoking were more likely to develop plaque in their carotid arteries as young adults than kids who were not exposed to secondhand smoke.

Let’s have a chat about gas flaring.

March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
I want to talk to you about North Dakota.

Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination.

March 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Christina Peach, 39, was diagnosed with stage 1 kidney cancer last year. Peach, who was born on the Marine base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, attributes her illness to contaminated groundwater she may have consumed while living nearby in 1975.

Japan refuses Norway's toxic whale meat.

March 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Pesticides identified in a shipment of minke meat put the spotlight on Norwegian whaling.

Parents push for restrictions on WiFi use in schools, citing cancer worries.

March 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Some Alberta parents are citing health concerns to push for restrictions on WiFi use in schools.

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