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Oregon may regulate toxic chemicals in toys.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
A bill that would regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products is back before the Oregon Legislature.

Rights group calls on Ghana to end child labor in gold mines.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Human Rights Watch estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries.

Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society €6 billion in annual health bills.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.

Getting the lead out.

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon Military Department officials did the right thing when they closed the Ashland Armory to the public while lead dust is cleaned up. They should have taken action much sooner, however, to be on the safe side.

Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dolphins to crickets.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Scientists have just linked a massive, ongoing die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico with the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But that’s not the only fallout from this spill, one of the biggest in U.S. history.

South Portland councilors favor ban on pesticide use.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
With no formal ordinance proposed, Protect South Portland is campaigning for more organic approaches.

E-cigarettes 'set to be banned' indoors in public places from next year.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
The Welsh government wants to bring the devices in line with existing smoking laws from 2016, despite claims there is limited evidence of them harming others.

Final salvos against polio.

June 9, 2015 - 9:00am
If polio has disappeared from Africa - and on Aug. 11, it will be a full year since a case has been found on that continent - then the Pakistan-Afghanistan strain will be the world’s last.

Air quality rules tightened after cancer risk found to be 3 times higher.

June 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Dozens of Southern California facilities, including oil refineries, aerospace plants and metal factories, will face new requirements to reduce toxic emissions or notify their neighbors of the health risks from their operations under rules approved by air quality officials.

What poverty does to the young brain.

June 6, 2015 - 9:00am
e brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its dividing cells turn into neurons, arranging themselves into layers and forming the first synapses, the organ’s electrical wiring., The brain’s foundation, frame, and walls are built in the womb. As an embryo grows into a fetus, some of its dividing cells turn into neurons, arranging themselves into layers and forming the first synapses, the organ’s electrical wiring.

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