Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Maine does need a solution to the problem of trash. However, suggesting that a bigger landfill is a good solution to the trash problem is like saying a bigger pair of pants is a good solution to the obesity problem.
Hundreds of thousands of Somalis are in urgent need of food assistance as floods have destroyed crops and eroded an already precarious food supply, aid officials said Monday.
Veterans who were exposed to toxic contaminants during their service are increasingly becoming casualties in a war with the government — particularly the Veterans Affairs Department — which they say has a record of delaying and denying benefits promised to them by acts of Congress.
Scottish mothers who manage to quit smoking during pregnancy have been rewarded with £400 in a publicly funded scheme that could be rolled out across the country.
New research has found that more than half of Britain's most popular rice products - including Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Smooth Baby Rice by Heinz - exceed proposed new EU limits for arsenic.
Nitrogen in one form helps crops grow. In another, it can pollute drinking water, and in still another, it can change the climate.
In 2007 the Center for Naval Analysis (CAN) requested its Military Advisory Board (MAB), a group of 16 retired flag-level officers, to examine the national security implications of climate change. The subject has since been revisited in a report published in May of this year.
Come December, it will be 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy occurred. After all these years, has anything changed in India with regard to adoption of environmental safeguards before promoting industries and related projects? More important, what is the fate of the victims of polluting industries?
One of the widest investigations into autism has implicated several dozen genes, boosting the search for a diagnostic tool and new treatments, scientists said on Wednesday.
An old landfill in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana continues drawing binational scrutiny. In a recent meeting, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez expressed concern to a Mexican counterpart that the closed El Jibarito dump site could endanger public health on both sides of the border.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash and his wife’s hair came out in chunks. They were certain the cause was simply breathing the air in Greenbrier, Arkansas, where they'd retired a decade ago. So DeTurck wanted to help with research that asked: What’s in the air near oil and gas production sites?
Amid fears of renewed conflict in South Sudan, ethnic rivalries are complicating efforts to move refugees from flooded camps.
The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) is failing to address the petty but widespread corruption that blights the daily lives of the world’s poorest people and has a particularly corrosive impact on women and girls, Britain’s aid watchdog has warned.