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The cancer epidemic in Central Appalachia.

Children's Health in the News - July 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Cancer in central Appalachia is itself like an invasive tumor, and restoring health to the region means excising a tangled knot of issues with roots that extend far beyond the mountain range and into the very heart and soul of America.

Agent Orange Act was supposed to help Vietnam veterans — but many still don’t qualify.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Five decades after the Vietnam War began—and four decades after it ended— veterans exposed to the chemical brew dubbed Agent Orange are still fighting for compensation and benefits for themselves and their children.

Children’s cancer is unprofitable and ignored.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Children represent such a small percentage of cancer patients that pharmaceutical companies don't see funding treatments and cures for pediatric cancer as a lucrative endeavor.

California drinking water: Not just vanishing, but also widely contaminated.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
About 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.

Child lead poisoning: Public health problem out of public eye.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Shaghaf Mohammed has seen too much in her 11 years. Her family fled Iraq in 2013. And when they left, they never could have guessed the battle they’d face in their new home in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Concerted clean up of lead contamination at Broken Hill and Esperance contrast with other Australia towns.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Lead contamination remains a big issue for many regional towns, but there is no nationally consistent approach on how to deal with it.

People near fracking wells show higher hospitalization rates.

Children's Health in the News - July 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.

Legally grown pot still has a toxic pesticide problem.

Children's Health in the News - July 19, 2015 - 9:00am
Even in states where growing pot is legal, using commercial pesticides without EPA approval is still prohibited. But the fact that weed remains strictly illegal under federal law has left a gaping loophole.

Solar power boom: Super-charge it.

Children's Health in the News - July 18, 2015 - 9:00am
here's a solar power boom in America. But so far, not enough Americans are seeing the benefits of clean energy.

Clean power a moral imperative.

Children's Health in the News - July 18, 2015 - 9:00am
The need for climate action is an urgent imperative, and a moral obligation for all people of faith. Why? Because climate action is about defending human life.

When schools serve pizza and corn dogs for lunch, these companies make bank.

Children's Health in the News - July 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Food corporations rake in millions from junk-laden school lunches, a new report finds.

Could Chicago prevent childhood lead poisoning before it happens?

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Even as the studies pile up and the toxic legacy of lead proves stubbornly persistent, political leaders in Chicago and beyond have been slow to embrace attempts to prevent kids from being harmed in the first place.

Pennsylvania parents protest fracking near schools.

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 50 protesters stood in front of the Mars Area High School in Middlesex Township, Butler County on Wednesday, bearing signs that said “Ban Fracking Now” and “Stop Fracking by Our Schools”.

Thousands dying early every year 'because of London's filthy air.'

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Air pollution caused the early deaths of almost 9,500 people in London in 2010, according to a new study, showing far greater problems than previously estimated.

Japan’s plutonium stockpile creates a nuclear headache.

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
As Japan prepares for the return of nuclear-generated electricity to its grid next month after a two-year hiatus, an old problem has resurfaced: what to do with its huge pile of plutonium.

Study shows increased hospitalizations in Pennsylvania shale gas region.

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
A study released today in the journal PLOS One shows a rise in hospitalization rates that researchers say correspond to an increase in the number of shale gas wells in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Food scare.

Children's Health in the News - July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
What comprehensive, long-term plan does the government have in mind to address glaring holes in food and health regulation?

Gun range officer says job has poisoned him.

Children's Health in the News - July 15, 2015 - 9:00am
For Peter Tolosa, a range safety officer at the state-owned Cecil M. Webb shooting range, the four years he has spent collecting and sorting spent brass — only so his bosses could pocket the money — have had a toxic effect on his health.

Groups call on Congress to bar new permits for mountaintop removal coal mining.

Children's Health in the News - July 14, 2015 - 9:00am
Several environmental groups are petitioning Congress to take up legislation that would ban any further mountaintop removal coal mining until the federal government completes a thorough health evaluation.

The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina’s rural poor.

Children's Health in the News - July 14, 2015 - 9:00am
The first thing Violet Branch does when she wakes up is to inhale through her nose to see whether the smell of hog excrement from across the street has seeped into her home again.
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