Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Fifteen years have come and gone, but no conclusions have been reported to the public about the possible link between contaminants entering Wilmington's drinking-water supply and the town's above-average rate of child cancer cases. But some answers could finally be coming to Wilmington.
In obscuring the value of government, the G.D.P. story is leaving us in the dark about potentially crippling trade-offs between fiscal and regulatory austerity and our needs as a society.
Obesity affects 36 percent of women of childbearing age. In addition to hindering conception, obesity is linked to a host of difficulties during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Personal biases and concerns about professional liability lead some obstetricians to avoid obese patients.
Expressing concern over the state of endosulfan victims in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka High Court Judge K.L. Manjunath said they were real sufferers who need more care and relief.
The government has initiated some steps to implement the rehabilitation package for the people affected by the use of endosulfan in Kasargod district.
America’s veterans deserve better. The growing scandal that has engulfed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs overshadowed other actions by the Obama administration that further call into question its policies to protect the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Economists have long known the difficulties in using production as a proxy for progress, but that arcane debate has rarely leaked into the broader public discussion. More than four decades later, the threat of climate changes forces us to confront the question of what we are sacrificing for growth.
This week marked the beginning of a year-long closure of Vassault Park’s playfields to allow for the removal of accumulated arsenic from the former Asarco copper smelter in Ruston.
Business is up at Jeff Kaplan's natural furnishings store called New Living on Kirby Drive in Rice Village, where customers come in search of hypoallergenic mattresses and couches made with natural materials. Some even arrive with prescriptions in hand.
Victor Gaydack is now in his 70s and lives in a Kiev suburb. In April 1986 he was a major in the Russian army, on duty when reactor four at Chernobyl exploded. He was one of tens of thousands of fit, young “liquidators” sent in from all over the Soviet Union to try to make safe the stricken reactor. Since the accident, Gaydack has suffered two heart attacks, and developed severe stomach cancer.
Research currently being conducted on blood lead level in children has shown that blood lead level in children under two years of age in urban areas is alarmingly high.
Chemical-resistant superweeds are popping up in millions of acres of fields sprayed with Glyphosate or 2,4-D, two of the most widely used herbicides on the market. And the EPA is on track to allow Dow Chemical to combine the two chemicals into a new superweed killer called Enlist Duo.
Last week's abject apology by Japanese environment minister Nobuteru Ishihara to Fukushima Prefecture officials underscores how serious the problem of contaminated-soil storage has become in that country.
A new report, Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States, frames climate change as a risk issue with a price tag. Does it indicate that the financial community is beginning to take climate change seriously?
As a federal decision looms over whether to approve Dow AgroSciences' proposed Enlist Duo herbicide challenges from critics across the country have poured in. And children's health advocates are among the most vocal.
1,000 cancer-related deaths have been reported in one district in the last six years. In one small town, 115 out of 562 deaths (21 percent) were due to cancer.
In time for those fishing over the July 4th Holiday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has updated its fish consumption advisory, notifying the public what fish are safe to eat or avoid.
In southwestern Pennsylvania, there is a higher prevalence of asthma and asthma hospitalizations than in other parts of the U.S. Increasing scientific evidence points to a big part of the puzzle: the air quality.
On June 27, a large contingent of local activists in Mendocino County presented the county registrar's office with a fracking ordinance petition signed by more than 6,300 registered voters, more than enough to qualify the issue for the November ballot.
Energy boom states in the west are taking different tactics for recording and responding to public health complaints regarding oil and gas.