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Despite growing evidence of risks, Wisconsin has issued little guidance on how endocrine disruptors in its lakes, streams and groundwater constitute danger for fish, wildlife or people. These chemicals are largely unregulated.
Konzo, a disease that comes from eating bitter cassava that has not been prepared properly - that is, soaked for days to break down its natural cyanide - has long been known to cripple children. Now researchers have found that children who have no obvious physical symptoms may still have mental deficits.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans a hearing Wednesday in Philadelphia on an Obama administration proposal to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, one of only two public sessions nationwide on the so-called Tier 3 standards.
A report released on Wednesday by the American Lung Association finds that particle pollution levels in a three-county area near Wheeling have dropped measurably since last year's report.
The San Diego region again received failing marks for its air quality from the American Lung Association despite achieving steady declines in pollution, a paradox that illustrates the complex and evolving nature of environmental standards.
Nine of California's communities most heavily burdened by pollution are in the Bay Area, according to a statewide map released Tuesday and designed to point to areas in need of cleanup.
As a society, all of us must use antibiotics only when they are really needed. This restriction, however, should also be followed by the livestock industry, which gives tons of the same drugs used to cure illnesses in humans to food animals even when they aren’t sick.
Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark.
California’s Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out “Cal Enviroscreen” which helps pinpoint communities that may be particularly vulnerable to pollution. And it’s not just for wonks.
Kalamazoo, Mich., residents and the mayor met to voice concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to consolidate and cap a long-contaminated property that is part of the 80-mile Superfund site.
Health chiefs are stockpiling hundreds of thousands of doses of MMR vaccine amid warnings that Britain could face a national measles epidemic.
Researchers are set to begin a clinical trial of a blood test that may distinguish between children with autism and those with other developmental issues.
One in 20 children whose mothers used a drug to treat epilepsy during pregnancy suffers from an autistic disorder, research suggests.
Ozone pollution in Monmouth and Ocean counties earned failing grades for the 14th year in a row, but Ocean received an A for particle pollution in an annual report on air quality.
Call it a battle of the researchers. Scientists who have both affirmed and denied connections between mountaintop removal coal mining and serious health problems have intensified their efforts to bring public attention to their work recently.
Seven of California's 10 ZIP codes most burdened by pollution are in the San Joaquin Valley and three are in Los Angeles, according to a new tool developed by state environmental officials to target communities for cleanup.