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Smog danger levels bring rush to dial 999.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Smog levels that topped the UK Government’s official scale in parts of the country led to soaring ambulance calls for people with breathing difficulties, it was revealed yesterday.

UN panel takes issue with radiation exposure data submitted by TEPCO.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
A United Nations report on the effects of radiation released in the Fukushima nuclear disaster said findings by the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., may have underestimated the levels of exposure by contract workers.

Navajo to benefit from $1B for uranium cleanup.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
More than $1 billion is going to help clean up abandoned uranium mines that have left a legacy of disease and death on the Navajo Nation.

Britain shows support for tougher cigarette laws.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The British government took a step Thursday toward imposing a ban on branding for cigarette packs, indicating that it was likely to go ahead with sweeping new restrictions on the marketing of tobacco.

UK set to bring in plain packets for cigarettes.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
All parts of the UK are set to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products in efforts to meet an ambitious target to dramatically cut rates of smoking.

Government to move ahead with standardised cigarette packets.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The UK government is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs. She said an independent report found it was "very likely to have a positive impact" on public health and stop children from starting to smoke.

E-cig rule coming 'very soon,' US FDA chief says.

April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.

Deadly smog leaves UK gasping for breath.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Britain was left gasping for breath yesterday as a grey cloud of smog descended over much of the country. People were warned not to exercise outdoors and schools kept pupils inside as a mix of dust from the Sahara, toxic particles from the continent and fumes from cars and factories filled the skies.

UN report finds no increase in Fukushima cancer rates.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
A U.N. committee dismissed any recognizable rise in overall cancer rates among residents of Fukushima Prefecture caused by fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, sources said.

Debate rages over health effects of pesticide atrazine.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
The end of the Second World War brought on the golden age of pesticides, as chemical companies promised to make weeds and pests a thing of the past. Farmers were producing more food than ever. Since then, these chemicals have become the lynchpin of our food supply.

Popular wristbands could record chemical exposure.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Just when I thought the fashion of brightly-colored bracelets was waning as quickly as favor for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, Oregon State University scientists could be bringing them back in style.

Sahara dust cloud reaches UK as schools warned to keep children inside.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools were tonight warned to keep millions of children indoors tomorrow because of the lethal Sahara sand cloud and toxic air blighting Britain. Experts also advised more than five million asthma suffers to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise because of the potential health dangers caused by high pollution levels.

Air pollution: Youngsters, elderly and vulnerable urged to stay indoors.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools are being urged to stop pupils from using playgrounds at lunchtime and employees to avoid cycling, running or walking to work during rush hour in the areas of England worst affected by the ongoing rise in pollution.

Pupils should stay indoors at lunch to avoid smog, says UK government adviser.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools in areas affected by severe air pollution should keep pupils indoors at lunchtime to avoid them having asthma attacks and potentially lifelong lung damage, a key government adviser is urging.

Saharan dust and pollution: confusion over health risk from smog cloud.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Healthy schoolchildren were being kept indoors on Wednesday as government experts’ conflicting messages about the dangers of smog led to widespread confusion.

Fukushima meltdown not seen causing many cancers: UN scientists.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a rise in the number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed children may face an increased risk, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

Health Canada, critics face off over wireless radiation limits.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
The Royal Society of Canada has given Health Canada a thumbs up on radiation limits from wireless devices and transmitters but said more research is needed around issues such as the link between cancer and wireless airwaves.

Guidelines for safe exposure to radio waves from mobiles, Wi-Fi OK - for now: Panel.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Federal guidelines that spell out safe exposure levels of radiofrequency waves emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices appear to be mostly adequate, but research to clarify the potential risk of cancer should be aggressively pursued, an expert panel recommends.

Mars Area school board asked to join fracking fight.

April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
A group of residents wants members of the Mars Area school board to join their fight against a gas well proposed for less than a mile from the schools.

Italian troops sent into Naples to stop mafia wars over illegal waste disposal.

April 2, 2014 - 9:00am
The Italian government is sending 100 troops into the area north of Naples that has seen a spike in murders and continued environmental destruction from mob-run waste disposal rackets.

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