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Smoking in cars with children banned in England and Wales to protect young people.

Children's Health in the News - February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Smoking in cars in which children are also travelling is to be banned in England and Wales. The ban will take effect from October 1 after MPs voted to change the law.

The food babe: Enemy of chemicals.

Children's Health in the News - February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
How one woman mobilized an army against food additives, GMOs, and all else not "natural."

What England won't let you do in your car anymore.

Children's Health in the News - February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
England will ban smoking in a car if passengers are under the age of 18. Are they the only ones with such a law?

EPA considering Hackensack River for cleanup plan.

Children's Health in the News - February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
In an acknowledgment that the Hackensack River remains seriously polluted with a century of industrial waste, the federal government will consider adding the river to the federal Superfund list, a program reserved for the country’s most contaminated sites.

Warning sounded on heavy metals in chocolates.

Children's Health in the News - February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, news that may break a chocolate-lover’s heart: A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.

Rutherford, New Jersey, parents concerned over cancer.

Children's Health in the News - February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Comments by a recently retired Pierrepont School teacher concerning his cancer diagnosis have set off a firestorm of controversy in the Rutherford community, leaving some parents to question the safety of the air quality in and around the school and demand that buses be relocated and kept from idling.

EPA to spend $3M replacing school buses.

Children's Health in the News - February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it will spend $3 million trying to clean up kids’ rides to school.

Chemical enemy number one: How bad are phthalates really?

Children's Health in the News - February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Phthalates are everywhere, and a tidal wave of new research has documented their wide-ranging negative health impacts, but what are the real risks?

The Japanese town that was poisoned.

Children's Health in the News - February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 2,000 people died from eating contaminated seafood from Minamata Bay, with thousands more suffered life-long damage.

God wants you to vaccinate your kids.

Children's Health in the News - February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Despite some moral queasiness, even the Vatican has approved the MMR shot.

A never-ending genetic quest.

Children's Health in the News - February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Mary-Claire King discovered BRCA1, the so-called breast cancer gene, and now believes every woman should be tested.

EWC professor's research addresses asthma rate in Jacksonville's black community.

Children's Health in the News - February 9, 2015 - 9:00am
New research conducted by an Edward Waters College professor shows that black residents of urban Jacksonville might be disproportionately affected by asthma compared to the general population.

Freaked out by endocrine disruptors? Read this.

Children's Health in the News - February 8, 2015 - 9:00am
The bad news is that these chemicals are found everywhere in our environment. The good news is that there are simple ways to avoid them.

Air pollution in India: Breathe uneasy.

Children's Health in the News - February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi’s air is now more toxic than any other city’s on earth.

Oregon should ban dirty diesel engines.

Children's Health in the News - February 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon cannot remain a rolling landfill for California's cast-off dirty diesel engines. The stakes are too high for our families, especially pregnant women and children who are already breathing polluted air.

UrbaNERD: Neighborhood ranking reflects degrees of inequality.

Children's Health in the News - February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new "risk ranking" by the Citizens Committee for Children compares the opportunities and dangers facing kids in New York's 59 community boards.

Oregon schoolchildren inhale cancer-causing fumes on buses as state plods towards fix.

Children's Health in the News - February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Almost half of Oregon's school buses spew unhealthy amounts of diesel fumes into the air, exposing tens of thousands of children to cancer-causing exhaust every day.

Vaccines: Facts vs. myths.

Children's Health in the News - February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Serious side effects to vaccines are very rare, studies show.

Dollar store products contain unsafe levels of toxic chemicals, report says.

Children's Health in the News - February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A new analysis of products purchased at dollar stores around the country show that most included significant amounts of at least one hazardous chemical.

High Court to take up issue of air pollution in Delhi.

Children's Health in the News - February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Delhi High Court today decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the national capital, a couple of days after it observed that poor air quality was a major cause of respiratory problems in most children here.
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