Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
Updated: 1 hour 51 min ago
A new analysis of U.S. childhood asthma statistics finds racial differences persist in the proportions of African American and white children who develop asthma, but success in managing the disease is becoming more equal.
Until recently a net exporter of oil products, Egypt is now struggling to keep its industries running and its households lit. However, if the government takes this opportunity to stimulate investment in alternative sources of energy, many new jobs may be created, experts say.
A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China.
Now comes word that a couple of nasty chemical compounds — perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — have contaminated drinking water supplies in two adjoining townships. And that the culprit is likely the U.S. Navy.
With high rates of obesity and diabetes in Canada and the United States, plenty of attention is now being paid to how to make people healthier through diet and exercise. But what if our streets are at least partially to blame?
The EPA is responsible for protecting human health at 1,700 hazardous waste sites across the country through the Superfund program. But an EPA "cleanup" does not mean all toxics are gone.
The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on Thursday.
India’s sole uranium mining company is being ordered by a regional court to disclose radiation levels and the presence of any heavy metals in soil and water in a cluster of villages with reports of unusual numbers of deformed and sick children.
Unplanned use of pesticides and herbicides in crops is one of the key reasons for presence of higher level of lead in blood among pregnant women in rural Bangladesh, a study revealed.
Dillon residents should expect to receive a letter from the town's Public Works Department about the discovery of lead in the water of some local homes.
A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining operations.
The Breath Clean Air Group is appealing for donations to carry on testing for damaging fumes around the M60, in preparation for the controversial Davyhulme biomass incinerator.
Statistics illustrate that low-income people and communities of color bear the brunt of dirty air and climate change. Yet the oil industry, one of California's biggest polluters, claims they're somehow acting in our best interests in requesting exemption from AB32.
The first time it occurred to James Jackson that there could be lasting damage from his US Navy service during Japan's tsunami and nuclear disaster came when his eldest son, Darius, was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Buoyed by fresh data that indicates its success, officials involved in a Boston program attacking asthma triggers in the home are hoping it will spread elsewhere, and have found common cause with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, who hopes such programs can become a more entrenched part of society.
Along with general business conducted at the Slaughterville, Oklahoma, Town Hall board meeting Tuesday night, one issue stood out. An assembled crowd of about 40 people gathered to discuss an application to drill an original well in Slaughterville.
The industrial South Australian town of Port Augusta is being watched by energy giants and environmentalists alike to see if it can lead the way to a clean-energy Australia.
The national epidemic of pollution contaminates Florida's waters, poisons fish and wildlife and increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.