Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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London mayor Boris Johnson is risking children’s health by blocking action to clean up London’s poor air quality, the city’s former deputy mayor has claimed.
Until we have political leadership that takes this issue seriously we must face the reality that London’s children will continue to be exposed to levels of pollution that will scar their health for the rest of their lives.
One telling sign of the popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which allow users to inhale nicotine vapors without other harmful chemicals, arrived late last year: The editors of the Oxford Dictionaries declared “vape” their Word of the Year for 2014.
An insecticide used on corn and other U.S. crops poses health risks to workers who mix and apply it and also can contaminate drinking water, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released this week.
Asthma cases have risen dramatically in China over the past decade along with ever worsening air pollution, according to leading respiratory specialists.
American men, beware: Your long-term reproductive health might be served by ditching the kids’ Christmas toys into the nearest dumpster.
Organic agriculture is the most expensive, expansive hoax perpetrated on consumers during the past half-century. An affront to the environment because its low yields are wasteful of water and farmland, organic agriculture confers no advantages except for the feel-good factor for true believers.
"Anti-vaxxers," for all their educated airs, bear a resemblance to religious conservatives who reject the theory of evolution. Both groups regard the scientific authorities as just another untrustworthy source. Letting them expose others to serious disease is outrageous.
Random mutations may account for two-thirds of the risk of getting many types of cancer, leaving the usual suspects — heredity and environmental factors — to account for only one-third, say the authors of an article published last week in the journal Science.
It was 2008 when the wall of a coal combustion waste impoundment pond collapsed, inundating Kingston, Tenn., with over 1 billion gallons of toxic sludge. Last month, almost six years later, the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited rule on the classification and management of coal ash.
In Delhi, under every crunchy leaf of radish or the shiny brinjal hide dangerous amounts of pesticides that can slowly kill, shows a new study by Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada wants Ottawa to make good on its promise to give 95 survivors “full support” by the time Parliament reconvenes Jan. 26.
What do Bigfoot and New York’s ban on fracking ban have in common? The evidence supporting the existence of both is equally (un)credible.
One in 15 people tested so far under a state superstorm Sandy project had elevated lead levels, according to state data.
The New Jersey government left countless children exposed to lead poisoning in the last decade by diverting more than $50 million away from a health fund so routine state bills and salaries could be paid, an Asbury Park Press investigation found.
Potentially hazardous synthetic turf that's being targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and school district playing fields, officials have confirmed.