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Mayor's failure to clean up London's air pollution risks children's health.

January 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Air pollution will scar London's children for the rest of their lives.

January 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Major cancer groups call for e-cigarette research, regulation.

January 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

EPA report finds pesticide poses risks to workers, spurs calls for ban.

January 8, 2015 - 9:00am
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 on the rise in China over past decade.

January 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Asthma cases have risen dramatically in China over the past decade along with ever worsening air pollution, according to leading respiratory specialists.

Kids toys could injure a man’s sex life.

January 7, 2015 - 9:00am
American men, beware: Your long-term reproductive health might be served by ditching the kids’ Christmas toys into the nearest dumpster.

Claims for organic agriculture need more sunlight, less shade.

January 7, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

The rich and their anti-vaccine quacks hurt kids.

January 7, 2015 - 9:00am
"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.

Cancer’s random assault.

January 6, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

EPA wrong on coal ash rule.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Pesticides on plates in India.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Canadian thalidomide survivors say they expect offer this month.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Andrew Cuomo’s fracking psuedo-science.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Lead test for Sandy children.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
One in 15 people tested so far under a state superstorm Sandy project had elevated lead levels, according to state data.

Missing money in NJ lead fund.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

Hazards bill urges study of synthetic turf.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
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.

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