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The 10 most polluted states for people of color.

Children's Health in the News - April 17, 2014 - 9:00am
Glaring economic inequality has become one of the most talked about issues in post-recession America. But a new study from the University of Minnesota shows the reasons why racial inequality shouldn't be swept aside — especially when it's related to an additional 7,000 deaths a year.

Patient suspects 'cancer cluster' in Flower Mound.

Children's Health in the News - April 17, 2014 - 9:00am
Several years ago, families in Flower Mound, Texas were concerned when their children were diagnosed with cancer. Some suspect fracking operations may be a contributing factor. The process can produce cancer-causing compounds like benzene.

The real polluters of Barrio Logan.

Children's Health in the News - April 17, 2014 - 9:00am
Barrio Logan is a community that deserves air just as clean and safe as any other community in San Diego. But Propositions B and C are not the way to get there.

Hormone-disrupting chemicals are a must for Maine’s spring cleaning to-do list.

Children's Health in the News - April 17, 2014 - 9:00am
It’s time for Maine to put “Designate Phthalates as Priority Chemicals under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act” on the top of its spring cleaning to-do list.

US appeals court says EPA can force power plants to cut mercury emissions.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld regulations adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut mercury and other emissions from large power plants, a setback for states and energy trade groups that have been challenging Clean Air Act regulations during the Obama administration.

US appeals court upholds EPA rule on power plant emissions.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring power plants to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants.

Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central to President Obama's environmental agenda.

Court upholds pollution rules for power plants.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central to President Obama's environmental agenda.

5 Children's Hospital patients died in 2008, 2009 after contact.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Five children died because of fungus-contaminated linens at Children's Hospital, prompting an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control. It happened years ago and is just coming to light because of a new entry in a medical journal.

Mothers' weight tied to stillbirth, infant death risks.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, according to a new analysis of past research.

Increases in women's BMI linked to fetal, infant deaths, study says.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
As a woman’s body mass index rises before she is pregnant or early in pregnancy, there is an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth or infant death, and severely obese women have the highest risk, researchers said Tuesday.

People of color are disproportionately hurt by air pollution.

Children's Health in the News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00am
In America, your race affects everything from your job to your commute to your brush-ups with the police. Why should it be any different with the amount of nasty air pollution you inhale?

Experts see incidents of asthma, allergies increasing.

Children's Health in the News - April 15, 2014 - 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 12 people in the U.S. have asthma. Experts believe early life exposure to allergens such as dust or pollen, maybe even exposure before birth, could be a reason why so many people have the disease.

30 years after Chernobyl’s meltdown, gripping photos expose the human fallout.

Children's Health in the News - April 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were being poisoned until months, even years later.

Whooping cough vaccine loses its effectiveness.

Children's Health in the News - April 15, 2014 - 9:00am
The bacteria that causes deadly whooping cough has mutated to more easily evade its vaccine, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of children at risk.

Tackling autism in the Middle East.

Children's Health in the News - April 15, 2014 - 9:00am
The WHO said the global median rate of autism prevalence has been estimated at 62 per 10,000, although some studies have placed it substantially higher. And for the Middle East, it may be an even bigger concern.

Cellphone warning labels not grounded in science, would mislead public.

Children's Health in the News - April 15, 2014 - 9:00am
A small group of advocates continues to believe that cellphones cause cancer. This group has diligently pushed for Maine to be the first state in the nation to require a label on cellphones. In this case, the facts are clear: Maine should not require RF labels on cellphones.

Recovery from acid rain speeding up in Northeast lakes

New Environmental Health Science - April 15, 2014 - 4:30am
Lakes in the U.S. Northeast are recovering from acid rain faster now than in the past, according to a new study. Acid rain, caused by sulfur dioxide and other air pollutants, can kill fish and other aquatic life, deplete forest soils of nutrients and increase toxic metals, such as aluminum and mercury, in lakes and streams.

Autism treatment for under-threes is key, but diagnosis is tough.

Children's Health in the News - April 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Researchers are trying to come up with new strategies for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders as early as possible. Last month's release of new government data showing autism spectrum disorders now affect one in 68 kids provided an extra push and sense of urgency, several experts said.
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