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Hamad Medical Corporation experts urge precautions with plastic food containers.

Children's Health in the News - October 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Experts from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have advised Qatar residents to take precautions when using plastic containers for storing or heating food, in order to limit exposure to harmful chemicals that may leach from plastic containers.

Drivers face smoking ban in their own cars.

Children's Health in the News - October 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Drivers face a ban on smoking in their own car if a child is present under Scottish Government reforms of anti-smoking legislation. A shake-up of the laws surrounding tobacco and electronic cigarettes is being considered by Holyrood ministers.

Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus infection.

Children's Health in the News - October 12, 2014 - 9:00am
A 21-month-old girl who tested positive for enterovirus D-68 in Michigan died after a month-long battle with the respiratory illness, marking the second time a child has succumbed to the virus in the U.S. this week, health officials said.

China's online environmental activism.

Children's Health in the News - October 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Fighting for clean air and water, China’s environmental activists are turning to social media to mobilize support.

Iowa scientists point to health effects of climate change.

Children's Health in the News - October 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Iowans are feeling firsthand the effects of climate change, a coalition of Iowa scientists say. Those impacts include weather extremes that carry health consequences for people with respiratory conditions, as well as an increase in insect-borne illnesses.

Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Peace Prize caps decades of fighting child slavery in India.

Children's Health in the News - October 11, 2014 - 9:00am
As India undergoes swift economic expansion, there is a surging demand for child workers. There is virtually no enforcement of labor laws, and children are sold into service and confined in horrific conditions, paid nothing and barely fed.

Pilot program to test air pollution at schools.

Children's Health in the News - October 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools in Beijing have started to monitor air quality on campus and issue warnings if necessary to minimize risks to students posed by hazardous gases and particles such as PM2.5, which has become a major air pollutant in the city.

Liberian leader brings money and hygiene message to Ebola's 'hot zone.'

Children's Health in the News - October 10, 2014 - 9:00am
When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the remote corner of the northerly Nimba county this week, she found that Ebola was not the only emergency affecting communities that have been quarantined over the disease. And the president's mission went beyond handouts.

North Carolina campaign educates on auto pollution.

Children's Health in the News - October 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Next time you’re driving on the highway, you might spot a billboard about public health instead of one about the next fasƒtdhbub-food joint. That’s at least the intention behind an expanding campaign by North Carolina State University’s Clean Energy Technology Center

E-cigarettes allowed to advertise on TV as rules are relaxed.

Children's Health in the News - October 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Electronic cigarettes will be seen in TV commercials for the first time, under new rules that take a relaxed approach to celebrity endorsements.

Six senators urge stronger warnings on e-cigarettes.

Children's Health in the News - October 10, 2014 - 9:00am
In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, six United States senators said labels should warn consumers of "the known dangers of nicotine use,” including risks to adolescent brain development.

Health organization decries China’s ‘Tobacco Hope Primary School.’

Children's Health in the News - October 9, 2014 - 9:00am
The WHO is urging China to kill all advertising for tobacco products,  as tobacco companies have found loopholes in existing ad restrictions that have enabled them to promote products in unexpected places—on toys or even at primary schools.

Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers.

Children's Health in the News - October 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Costa Rica has agreed to pay the medical bills and other compensation for some 12,000 banana workers and their relatives suffering lingering effects of exposure to pesticides in the 1960s and 1970s.

Patients suffering from asthma make up nearly a quarter of Harlem Hospital's emergency room visits.

Children's Health in the News - October 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Breathing isn’t easy in Harlem. Nearly a quarter of the 13,551 patients who visited Harlem Hospital’s emergency room in fiscal year 2014 were suffering from asthma, records show.

Dukesville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
In Sherry Gobble’s house, the water runs toxic. Gobble, who lives alongside Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station in a Rowan County, North Carolina, community called Dukeville, discovered six months ago that water in her family’s well contains the carcinogen hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6.

Ho Chi Minh City tap water tainted with antibiotics, toxics.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Independent studies have detected antibiotics and hormone-disrupting substances in Ho Chi Minh City's tap water due to the lack of systems to monitor or decontaminate it, Saigon Tiep Thi Online reported.

Scathing report details Canada’s environmental shortfalls.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions, fight climate change and regulate oil and gas emissions, a series of audits from a federal watchdog have found.

Military pollution casts shadow over paradise Sardinia.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Sardinia only has roughly 1.6 million inhabitants, but is host to 60 percent of Italy's state-owned lands used by NATO, non-NATO forces and weapon makers for all kinds of live testing and exercises which are suspected by experts to have a dramatically adverse impact on the local population and environment.

Australia coal seam gas report leaves health concerns unanswered.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
The long-awaited independent review of coal seam gas in New South Wales, released last week by the NSW Chief Scientist, highlighted many risks and uncertainties around human health from exposure to toxic CSG chemicals. But major health concerns remain unresolved.

Stericycle's permit should not be renewed.

Children's Health in the News - October 8, 2014 - 9:00am
An ex-employee of Stericycle alleges shocking disregard for public and employee safety by Stericycle management - including directing employees to ignore the geiger counter giving radioactive readings of the waste and to burn it anyway. Furthermore he stated the geiger counter didn’t work much of the time.
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