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Baltimore ozone pollution still a health problem for some.

June 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Even when ozone levels meet the federal limit, experts say, there is still a danger for many, including children, the elderly and those with asthma and other respiratory problems.

Details emerge of EU Commission's EDCs screening process.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Details of a draft methodology for screening potential substances to see which are endocrine disruptors were presented by the Joint Research Centre at a European Commission conference this week.

Mt. Tabor parents: Cell tower 'a health issue'.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Concerned parents told KOIN 6 News they’re worried their children could be exposed to dangerous radiation if new antennas are added to a power pole in the heart of a historic Portland neighborhood.

Pitt study shows link between fracking, lower birth weights.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
University of Pittsburgh researchers say a groundbreaking study focusing on southwest Pennsylvania released Wednesday shows that pregnant women living near natural gas fracking wells are more likely to have babies with lower birth weights.

Toxic chemicals found in child car seats.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The very seats designed to provide safety for small children have been found to be at risk for containing toxic chemicals, according to an updated study released today by Healthystuff.org.

Polio in Pakistan: Drop of 70 percent recorded this year.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Polio cases in Pakistan have dropped by 70 percent this year as troops make territorial advances in the north against militants opposed to vaccination programmes, government officials have told the BBC.

Study finds low birth weight near Pennsylvania gas sites.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Women living close to a high-density of natural gas operations were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such operations, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

Proximity to fracking tied to lower birth weights.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Pregnant women who live close to multiple fracking wells were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than those who live farther away, according to new research.

Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures.

June 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle climate change in a move that dwarfs what some countries are doing to address fossil fuel pollution.

River of death.

June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
An 8-year-old boy falls into one of Mexico’s most contaminated rivers. Eighteen days later, he’s dead. Fusion investigates how factories - many of them U.S. owned - get away with illegally dumping toxic chemicals into one of the country’s main waterways, with potentially deadly consequences.

California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18.

June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
The California Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, in a move that could make California one of the states with the highest smoking age.

Sweat it out: Could your sportswear be toxic?

June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Public health advocates are becoming increasingly concerned by evidence that shows a possible link between sportswear and health issues such as cancer, obesity and developmental disabilities.

On the shores of Malawi’s lake of stars, activists raise uranium fears.

June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
When dead fish were washed ashore in northern Malawi, activists and residents looked to a nearby uranium mine for answers – the latest battle in a protracted conflict with Paladin, the mine’s Australian owners.

South Korea shuts down primary schools as spread of MERS alarms public.

June 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Global health officials are alarmed by "third-generation" transmissions.

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