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Groups sue DNR over air standards.

Children's Health in the News - December 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Wisconsin pollution regulators of failing to update the state’s air quality standards to reflect tighter federal restrictions.

Why didn't toxic waste cause a cancer epidemic, like we expected in the 1970s?

Children's Health in the News - December 12, 2014 - 9:00am
There are hundreds of hazardous waste sites in the U.S., but only three have been linked to excess cancers. What happened? Is hazardous waste not as big a deal as we thought? Or is the case against it just too hard to prove? That's still up for debate – but the answer is probably a bit of both.

Even inside homes, Delhiites not safe from air pollution.

Children's Health in the News - December 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Even the high and mighty living in the posh areas of Delhi, including Lutyens’ Zone, are not safe from the alarming levels of air pollution that plagues the national capital, advocacy group CSE said today as it called for stringent steps for making the air more breathable for Delhiites.

Port of Oakland truck pollution drops 76 percent in black carbon.

Children's Health in the News - December 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Lung-damaging diesel air pollution at the Port of Oakland is down dramatically since a state law forced truckers to use cleaner burning engines starting in 2010, according to new data from a team of UC Berkeley researchers.

Health worries pervade North Texas fracking zone.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Propped up on a hospital bed, Taylor Ishee listened as his mother shared a conviction that choked her up. His rare cancer had a cause, she believes, and it wasn’t genetics.

Tobacco firms sign landmark pledge to end child labour in supply chains.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Several of the world's biggest tobacco companies pledged on Wednesday to end child labour in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group said could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.

Prenatal exposure to common chemicals linked to lower IQ in children.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Two chemicals found in a number of common consumer products may be damaging to fetal development and could even lower children's IQs, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

As U.S. cleans up, it's exporting more pollution.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Heat-trapping pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel dwarfs the cuts made from fuel-efficiency standards and other efforts to reduce global warming in the United States, according to a new Associated Press investigation.

Breastfeeding can cut cancer by up to one-fifth.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Breastfeeding could cut the chance of breast cancer by up to one-fifth, a major international study has found. Research on more than 750,000 women found it was a "powerful strategy" to reduce the risk of cancer, especially the most aggressive types of disease.

Mobile phones unlikely to harm human health, scientists find.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The magnetic fields created by mobile phones and power lines are not harmful to human health, the University of Manchester has found.

Govt ignoring children with deformities.

Children's Health in the News - December 11, 2014 - 9:00am
In a clear case of ignorance and insensitivity of Punjab government, Teja Ruhela - a small village situated close to the Pakistan border - infamous for children being with deformities like cerebral palsy, visual and hearing impairment, among others does not have a single healthcare facility.

National Grid joins 200 other companies to support carbon emission regulations by EPA.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Hundreds of national companies are supporting stronger federal regulations regarding greenhouse gases. One of those is Syracuse power provider National Grid, which is looking for more action on climate change.

The health of Latin America depends on reducing black carbon.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Black carbon is an air pollutant described by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the most strongly light-absorbing component of particulate matter (PM)” that results from incomplete combustion of fossil fuel.

High lead poisoning rate prompts action in Lewiston.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
The city of Lewiston, along with medical and community organizations, will use federal grants totaling more than $3 million to comprehensively tackle a serious lead problem in the area.

Toxic chemicals lurking in toys, group finds.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
A study by an environmental group found traces of dangerous substances in toys, jewelry and clothing sold at national retailers in Westchester.

Perdue says it will reduce proposed hexane emissions at Conoy soybean plant.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Seeking to break a 17-month impasse with state environmental regulators, Perdue AgriBusiness has submitted a new air-quality application that it hopes will get the proposed $59 million soybean-crushing plant for Conoy Township a green light.

Climate fiction fantasy.

Children's Health in the News - December 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Movies, of course, are based on the promise of escape. Illusions are fun, until they slide into delusion. Escape is not an option, at least not in a time frame relevant to our current environmental predicament.

Antibiotics may not raise asthma risk.

Children's Health in the News - December 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Studies have suggested that antibiotic use in pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk for asthma, but a large Swedish study has found strong evidence that there is no such connection.

Petcoke: the toxic black dust coming to a community near you.

Children's Health in the News - December 9, 2014 - 9:00am
It's the fossil fuel industry's latest stroke of genius - a coal substitute that's cheaper, dirtier and more toxic than coal itself. The waste product of refining heavy oil from Canada's tar sands, petcoke, is stored in open mountains around Chicago's 'Slag Valley'.

U.S. cleaner as pollution exported.

Children's Health in the News - December 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million tons between 2008 and 2013, according to U.S. Energy Department data. Less than one-fifth of that came from burning less gasoline and diesel fuel.
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