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The Japanese town that was poisoned.

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 2,000 people died from eating contaminated seafood from Minamata Bay, with thousands more suffered life-long damage.

God wants you to vaccinate your kids.

February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite some moral queasiness, even the Vatican has approved the MMR shot.

A never-ending genetic quest.

February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Mary-Claire King discovered BRCA1, the so-called breast cancer gene, and now believes every woman should be tested.

EWC professor's research addresses asthma rate in Jacksonville's black community.

February 9, 2015 - 9:00am
New research conducted by an Edward Waters College professor shows that black residents of urban Jacksonville might be disproportionately affected by asthma compared to the general population.

Freaked out by endocrine disruptors? Read this.

February 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The bad news is that these chemicals are found everywhere in our environment. The good news is that there are simple ways to avoid them.

Air pollution in India: Breathe uneasy.

February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi’s air is now more toxic than any other city’s on earth.

Oregon should ban dirty diesel engines.

February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon cannot remain a rolling landfill for California's cast-off dirty diesel engines. The stakes are too high for our families, especially pregnant women and children who are already breathing polluted air.

UrbaNERD: Neighborhood ranking reflects degrees of inequality.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new "risk ranking" by the Citizens Committee for Children compares the opportunities and dangers facing kids in New York's 59 community boards.

Oregon schoolchildren inhale cancer-causing fumes on buses as state plods towards fix.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Almost half of Oregon's school buses spew unhealthy amounts of diesel fumes into the air, exposing tens of thousands of children to cancer-causing exhaust every day.

Vaccines: Facts vs. myths.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Serious side effects to vaccines are very rare, studies show.

Dollar store products contain unsafe levels of toxic chemicals, report says.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new analysis of products purchased at dollar stores around the country show that most included significant amounts of at least one hazardous chemical.

High Court to take up issue of air pollution in Delhi.

February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi High Court today decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the national capital, a couple of days after it observed that poor air quality was a major cause of respiratory problems in most children here.

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