Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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The Fukushima catastrophe has been dismissed as a potential cause of health effects even in Japan, let alone as far away as California. And on what basis? Because the "dose" is too low. But the one-size-fits-all concept of "dose" is the nuclear industry's sinking ship.
The EcoWaste Coalition said it analyzed 50 samples of bracelets, brooches, earrings, hair clips, necklaces and other girl’s accessories bought from seven specialty stores along Evangelista and Villalobos Streets in Quiapo and found that more than half had high levels of cadmium.
A rogue gene has been discovered that could be a direct cause of severe asthma in young children, giving millions hope for new treatment or even a cure.
Experts say New York City's plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and safeguard itself from the perils of climate change are a model for other cities. But most Americans know little about this achievement, or that it was driven by three-term mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Part 1 of 5)
A Manhattan lawyer who has spent his career battling Chevron Corp. over pollution in Ecuador is set to defend the tactics he used to win a multibillion-dollar judgment against the company before a federal judge.
There was more bad news for the coal industry this week, with an announcement by the Tennessee Valley Authority that it will retire eight electrical generating units.
There are still those who do not believe in global warming. They should refer to reliable sources.
China will have the largest number of lung cancer patients in the world by 2025, according to experts at a forum in Beijing at the weekend.
State water quality officials announced Saturday their intent to reduce the rate of sediment pollution in the Elk River by 97 percent over the next 20 years by limiting it in timberland areas for both residents and logging companies.
Boys are 14% more likely to be born premature than girls, and even at the same gestational age boys have a higher risk of death and complications because girls develop faster in the womb, new global research shows.
The U.S. Environmental Protection has approved Kentucky’s new approach to measuring selenium in waterways, based largely on fish tissue analysis — at least some of the time.
Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine use is rising among kids.
Iran is, quite literally, blowing away. Lakes and ponds are drying up. Underground aquifers that supply most of the nation's potable water are emptying fast. If the situation is not remedied, in 30 years Iran will be a ghost town.
Chinese parents are increasingly worried about what high pollution levels in cities like Beijing are doing to their families. For those living in Beijing, like myself, the grey shroud that often engulfs the city has become a fact of life.
Fifteen more young people in Fukushima Prefecture have received definitive or suspected diagnoses of thyroid cancer, which is often associated with radiation exposure, prefectural officials said Nov. 12.
Environmental Protection Agency officials told residents Tuesday that the only plausible explanation so far for the mysterious "hot spots" of sky-high levels of toxics under Evandale Avenue is a leaking sewer line or storm drain -- potentially placing the blame on semiconductor manufacturers.
Drama hung in the air at the Kauai County Council as members prepared to vote Thursday on whether they would override Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of pesticide and GMO disclosure Bill 2491.
E-cigarettes are beginning to show up in middle schools and high schools. Just as health officials have begun to debate their potential dangers, educators are grappling with how to deal with students found puffing on e-cigarettes.
The human “microbiota” or “microbiome,” as the trillions of organisms are collectively known, is critical to good health. Mounting evidence indicates they offer protection against asthma, pathogens, allergies, diabetes and perhaps even certain forms of autism and cancer.
Some 200 buildings in the Como and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods may be contaminated with toxic fumes from trichloroethylene, used by General Mills in a research center more than 50 years ago. Some residents are asking why it's taken this long for officials to notify them.