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Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.
A research study surveyed the birth weights of 83,672 babies born in Beijing after the 2008 Olympics, when the government closed down industry, raised vehicle emissions standards, stopped construction and introduced a license plate rotation to slash the number of vehicles on the road.
Environmental group BAN Toxics raised the alarm over the reported rise of electronic waste or e-waste levels around the world, stressing this trend is a dangerous threat to human health and environment.
Wisconsin should not serve as the testing ground for the health effects of e-cigarettes. Rather, lawmakers should protect public health, support local control and respect the need for further scientific study.