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Passions run high in vaccine debate.

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Author and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wielded his celebrity Tuesday in a debate about whether to eliminate Vermont's philosophical exemption to mandatory school and childcare vaccinations.

Are we eating too much arsenic?

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Tests have shown that arsenic in rice often exceeds recommended daily levels, yet there are no in-food arsenic safety standards. Why not?

The continuing threat of lead poisoning underlines the scale of shortcomings in Irish water quality.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Concealing unpalatable information from the consumer is nothing new, particularly where public health is concerned.

Don't ignore e-cigarettes among children.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
By infusing electronic cigarette vapors with candy and fruit flavors, e-cigarette manufacturers are potentially peddling nicotine addiction directly to American children.

US ranks worst developed country for maternal health.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A woman in the United States faces a one in 1,800 risk of maternal death, according to an annual report by the charity Save the Children, the worst of any developed country in the world.

'Tale of two cities' widens worldwide for children, study shows.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A widening gap between rich and poor in cities worldwide has contributed to deepening disparities in urban maternal health and child survival rates, the global charity Save the Children said Monday in an annual report.

Clean power plan would save thousands of lives each year.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
The Obama administration has taken great pains to frame its Clean Power Plan as an immediate solution for an immediate, quantifiable problem.

Panera CEO says 'no' to unacceptable ingredients.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
When Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers the foods featured on the bakery-cafe’s menu, he pictures serving them to his 11-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son.

Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort pesticide poisoning at island resort.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.

Vinyl floors often contain chemicals banned in kids products.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
You walk, sit, and play on them every day, but your floors could be making you sick.

Interpol alert over diet pills that left Eloise Parry dead.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Global police agency issues alert about tablets containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol - which make metabolism soar and cause people to 'burn up from within.'

Did lead poisoning contribute to Gray's death?

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
No one knows how many apartments or houses in rundown neighborhoods in Baltimore, Chattanooga or elsewhere are potentially lead toxic.

EPA emissions plan will save thousands of lives, study finds.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
New carbon emissions standards that were proposed last year for coal-fired power plants in the United States would substantially improve human health, according to a new study, and prevent more than 3,000 premature deaths per year.

New smoking restrictions will be a breath of fresh air.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Just in time for summer, Quebec is expected to introduce tough new anti-tobacco legislation this week that will ban smoking on terrasses and regulate the growing e-cigarette market.

They are biocides, not pesticides - and they are creating an ecocide.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter.

Benzene not the only poison spewed by Riverton fire.

May 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has added particulate matter such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide to Benzene, among the pollutants that were spewed into the air from last month's fire at the Riverton dump.

Haifa residents step up protest against air pollution.

May 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Over one thousand activists and Haifa area residents reignited protests Sunday over Health Ministry findings that linked heightened cancer rates in the city with high levels of air pollution.

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