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California to try again to add styrene to proposition 65 list of carcinogens.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
The notice of intent follows two earlier efforts, one of which a state appeals court blocked after deciding the agency lacked sufficient evidence that styrene is “known” to cause cancer.

Air pollution costs men sperm.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Prof Shem Wandiga, a researcher at the University of Nairobi, said the effect of air pollution is being felt in some parts of Kenya, specifically sperm counts are down among men exposed to air pollution on a regular basis.

Bill would regulate toxics in children's products.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Industry groups are fighting an Oregon bill that would protect children from toxic chemicals, saying such regulation should be done at the federal level.

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children's polio vaccinations.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Community opposition and Taliban threats are blocking efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.

In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting its air pollution crisis front and center days before the country's annual legislative sessions.

New film on China's pollution sparks debate, seen as milestone.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Could "Under the Dome", Chinese journalist Chai Jing's new documentary about pollution, become China's "Silent Spring", the 1962 book that spurred the development of the U.S. environmental movement?

New support for bill to ban chemicals in children's toys.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Legislators have re-introduced a bill to keep chemicals out of children's toys.

Snyder fights Obama pollution plan as ‘unconvincing.'

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Republican Rick Snyder is throwing the weight of the governor’s office behind efforts to keep tighter ozone standards from being enacted by the Democratic Obama administration.

I've found the real reason so many children are obese.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Don’t blame gluttony or genes for the obesity epidemic – it’s our sedentary habits echoing down the generations.

Detroit fleets get makeovers through federal program with an uncertain future.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Detroit has reduced diesel emissions by about 45,000 tons over the past five years through engine upgrades and replacements spurred by a federal program in its last year of authorization.

Air pollution and ASDs: Homing in on an environmental risk factor.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
A new study found higher exposures to fine particulate matter during the third trimester of pregnancy were associated with increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder.

Schools unaware of lead-poisoned kids.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
New Jersey's rules on lead poisoning have some large loopholes.

Jenny Pronczuk de Garbino: A global champion for children’s health.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Pronczuk’s great legacy lies in the programs she built, the friends and colleagues she brought together, the young physicians and scientists whom she inspired, and the lives of the millions of children in countries around the world whose health she steadfastly protected.

Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Children born to mothers who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke during pregnancy face an elevated risk of eczema and other skin problems in childhood.

Breast-feeding newborns might limit their allergy to pets later.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Early breast-feeding accompanies a lower risk of pet allergy, possibly because of the way breast milk steers the composition of an infant’s gut microbe mix.

'Allergic to all known chemicals?'

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
The reality is that new chemicals we come in contact with through food have been tested and found safe before they reach a grocery store or dinner table.

Most doctors give in to requests by parents to alter vaccine schedules.

March 2, 2015 - 9:00am
A survey, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, found a wide majority of pediatricians and family physicians acquiesce to parents who wish to delay vaccinating their children.

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