Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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MarkTen, along with the other e-cigarette brands produced by Big Tobacco companies, feature warnings that are sometimes several degrees more severe than those on the same corporations' traditional cigarettes.
Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter.
Listed as fifth largest polluted city in India, exposure of Indore city residents especially children to alarmingly high level of particulate matter is an invitation to a host of diseases, including respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and lung cancer.
It's self-evident that embryos, fetuses, and babies are vulnerable. We have strict laws protecting children because they cannot fend for themselves. And yet, too often, we ignore the impact that environmental disasters have on the very earliest stages of life.
Oh, the power of the news. It can inform us, enrich us with a deeper understanding of the world, delight us with stories of orphan bears finding forever homes, and, yes, freak us out about our living room furniture.
Wayne County has the highest number of pediatric asthma cases in Michigan. The EPA and MDEQ need to hold Detroit’s polluters accountable and protect these families and communities. I urge these agencies to create a strong plan to help stop pollution and lift the asthma burden off our chests and help us breathe.
Tobacco companies have suddenly positioned themselves as protectors of consumer well-being in the digital age. They are putting out some of the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry.
Troubled on many fronts after decades of its operations (mainly during the military era), mixed reactions now trail Shell’s ‘alleged’ plan to sell off its 30 percent holding and those of Total and ENI in OML 11, located in the heart of Ogoni region of Rivers State.
Laramie County's air quality could soon fall below federal standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule that would tighten the acceptable amount of ground-level ozone pollution, which is a key component of smog, in the air.
The draft Winona County Comprehensive Plan shows special favor for industrial agriculture and it reflects the "me first" attitude of the property rights activists who are solely responsible for its content.