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A second meeting has been called to address an investigation into an Asbestos find at a Thornbury primary school.
A newly formed group of residents seeking a ban on hydraulic fracturing will begin collecting signatures this week on a petition to force a ballot initiative in Denton.
The 2004 election of a Green Party mayor in Richmond has energized residents against Chevron, their city’s largest employer and taxpayer, and turned the city into one of America’s environmental battlegrounds. How responsible are corporations to the communities that build up around them?
The toxic chemical TCE has popped up in residential neighborhoods in Mountain View, Calif., outside the boundary of an EPA Superfund site.
While solid national data are hard to come by, some experts say that obesity has turned into a serious health problem for Saudi children, with an estimated 9.3% of school-age youths meeting the World Health Organization's body-mass-index criteria for obesity.
Health ministers are considering forcing food manufacturers to add folic acid to bread to prevent babies being born with spina bifida. Experts believe this could prevent at least 300 babies a year from developing neural tube defects, of which spina bifida is the most common.
For three days next month, independent scientists will explore whether a child with asthma in urban North Texas might be in more danger from smog than previously thought. And they’ll ponder whether the nation should do something about it.
In Wisconsin, a four-day hearing on challenges to the expansion of a Kewaunee County mega-dairy illustrated deep divisions, ranging from neighbors who shared fears of polluted wells and illness to fertilizer and feed dealers who showed up to express their support of big farms.
Federal authorities know there's contamination on land south of Gastonia that was once a dumping ground for the contents of chemical drums. An upcoming analysis and review will hopefully determine whether there are even higher amounts of toxic material they still don't know about.
The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children's developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said. Two researchers say the news is so troubling they are calling for a worldwide overhaul of the regulatory process in order to protect children's brains.
Within the span of seven years, Troynell Daw lost three of the most important women in his life. All three died of cancer, and each death was a complete shock to the family. Daw blames the place where he was born and raised: Port Arthur, Texas.
The number of industrial chemicals known to trigger brain development problems like autism has doubled in just seven years, experts warned today. A new study suggests toxic chemicals may be triggering increases in neurological disabilities among children.
Two public health experts warned Saturday about the stunting effects that a wide array of industrial chemicals, including toothpaste ingredient fluoride, may be having on child brain development, in a report some called alarmist.
Two prominent medical researchers are calling for global restrictions on industrial chemicals so as to protect children from “a global, silent pandemic” of brain disorders, among them ADHD and autism.
Leading chemical experts are calling for a radical overhaul of chemical regulation to protect children from everyday toxins that may be causing a global ''silent epidemic'' of brain development disorders such as autism, dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A recent study shows evidence of hormone-disrupting chemicals in water near hydraulic fracturing sites in western Colorado, bringing into question the safety of water in Boulder's heavily drilled backyard of Weld County.
There is no evidence of mobile phones causing any health risks according to the UK’s largest programme of research into the possible link.
There is no link between mobile phones and any health problems, a decade-long report has concluded. The study also found no evidence that exposure to base station emissions during pregnancy increases the risk of childhood leukaemia.
The floods that have hit a number of countries in the region in the current rainy season have once again brought to the fore the need for countries to take drastic measures to alleviate the effects of climate change and danger to human livelihoods, observers have warned.
The prefectural dental association has started a five-year study to measure radiation levels in baby teeth to better determine the health effects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.