Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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The Tomblin administration on Friday released test results that showed there were low levels of the chemical MCHM in the regional water supply for longer than had previously been disclosed.
Ann Goriely has stumbled upon a process occurring in the testicles of every man. Like a slow form of cancer, these mutations cause stem cells in the testicles to divide abnormally, resulting in an increasing proportion of mutant sperm as men age and an ever growing chance of a mutant sperm fertilising an egg.
The medical costs of treating people who suffer from diseases linked to asbestos could be reclaimed under a new bill lodged at Holyrood.
The DEP and EPA must step up the pace to establish safe limits of perfluorinated compound. Too many suspect chemicals have sneaked in under regulators’ noses in recent years.
As pulmonary physicians, we see patients every day who struggle to breathe. Those experiences lead us to not only treat, but to advocate for our patients with lung disease. We also speak up for the millions of infants, children, teenagers and seniors who face threats from the air they breathe.
We will not fall prey to misinformation and intimidation. The facts are clear – a tunnel will reduce pollution and improve mobility. Let’s stand up for what is right. Close the gap. Build the 710 Freeway tunnel.
A group of small communities in central Washington may be facing a very big problem. Doctors there are baffled by a cluster of local cases involving a birth defect known as anencephaly, in which babies are born with parts of their brain or skull missing.
A new study reports finding much larger levels of tiny -- but potentially dangerous -- particles of air pollution near mountaintop removal mining operations than in non-mining communities.
Britain faces fines and court appearances for failing to reduce 'excessive' levels of nitrogen dioxide fumes from traffic.
A study suggests that honey bees spread two kinds of pathogens to wild bumblebees. And one of these, deformed wing virus, is killing bumblebees across the United Kingdom, perhaps contributing to the decline of the nation’s wild populations.
Among the requests made in public delegations at Wednesday's Kanawha County Board of Education meeting was that schools be supplied bottled water through the end of the school year in May and for water fountains to remain bagged and off limits.
A regional air pollution agency is investigating an unprecedented and potentially dangerous spike in air pollution in Yellow Springs in December when an exceedingly high concentration of lung-penetrating particles was recorded.
Amid mounting concern about the prevalence of childhood obesity, California voters support taxing sugary beverages and mandating health warnings on sweetened drinks, according to a new Field Poll funded by the California Endowment.
Mayor Greg Fischer announced Wednesday that he plans to support a proposed ordinance to ban the sales of e-cigarettes and hookah products to children under 18 throughout the city.
Pesticides have been linked to a variety of human diseases, from cancer to birth defects, asthma and various disorders of the nervous system, so it's hardly unreasonable for people to be concerned about their exposure to them. But good luck finding out about the use of pesticides in Maryland, as there are scant reporting requirements.
The New Yorker has a great long read up now on Tyrone Hayes, a researcher who has lead a decades-long scientific and political fight against the use of atrazine, a herbicide that his research strongly suggests causes birth defects. It's a must read -- and Hayes' rapping is clever.
Scotland is being left behind as the rest of the U.K. takes steps to protect young people from lung damage and other dangers.
In another sign of the perils of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed to measles, a disease that was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000 but has since returned.
As pulmonary physicians, we see patients every day who struggle to breathe. Those experiences lead us to not only treat, but to advocate for our patients with lung disease.
People stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune while the water there was contaminated were more likely to die from several types of cancer, as well as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to an official government report released Wednesday.