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Michigan updates guidelines on safe consumption of locally caught fish.

June 30, 2014 - 9:00am
As Michigan’s sport fishing season hits its stride, government tests show toxins commonly found in fish since the 1970s — PCBs, DDT and dioxins — have fallen by 90 percent or more. Still, it’s not all positive. In an effort to prevent overexposure to toxic chemicals, the state health department has updated regional guidelines for safe consumption of fish.

Climate-change plan: Both sides overselling, say economists.

June 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Both the EPA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are skewing their numbers and overselling their conclusions, say economists from Wall Street to Harvard University.

Science committee says US ozone limits are too high.

June 30, 2014 - 9:00am
For years, the EPA has maintained that a level of 75 parts per billion is okay. Even though its own scientific advisory committee recommended a lower level. Now, that committee has reiterated and reinforced its view.

Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help.

June 29, 2014 - 9:00am
For more than a decade, Richard Matte has suffered through a series of grave illnesses. But unlike hundreds of thousands of other veterans who have been compensated by the VA for Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War, Matte never served in Southeast Asia or directly handled the deadly substance.

How you can reduce cellphone radiation risk for children.

June 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Scientists don’t all agree about how much electromagnetic radiation risks cellphones and other devices pose to fetuses and young children, but governments, health organizations, and insurance companies are advocating precautions.

UK government plans to use gruesome images to put people off smoking.

June 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Cigarettes will have to be sold in drab brown packets covered in gruesome health warnings under new government plans to curb smoking in the U.K.

This seven a day habit could save your life.

June 29, 2014 - 9:00am
There’s a big ad for iced donuts on the side of some city buses at the moment urging us to ‘Donut resist Donut King’. It’s cute and the play on words is clever –but it makes you wonder where are the eye catching ads persuading us to eat food that’s actually healthy?

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