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Smoking ban linked with 1,500 fewer stillbirths and newborn deaths in just 4 years.

Children's Health in the News - August 13, 2015 - 9:00am
The smoking ban that came into effect in England in 2007 appears to have led to 1,500 fewer stillbirths and newborn deaths in just four years.

DuPont and the chemistry of deception.

Children's Health in the News - August 12, 2015 - 9:00am
For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering., For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering. (Part 1 of 3).

How the West’s drought is affecting lung health.

Children's Health in the News - August 12, 2015 - 9:00am
In explaining how the sustained drought in California and other parts of the West might be affecting people living through it, experts point not only to parched ground but to the hazy skies.

DDT was added to Lake Opuha sample, ECan reports.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
A banned pesticide was added to a sediment sample at the centre of claims of pollution in Lake Opuha, Environment Canterbury reports a river campaigner as saying.

North Texas summer heat causing breathing problems.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
The triple-digit heat is keeping many North Texans inside and unable to breathe easily in the hot air.

Federal inspectors cracking down on lead paint violations in St. Louis.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Inspectors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are in St. Louis for the next few months, making sure that contractors are following federal lead paint laws.

Stem cells help researchers determine toxicity of pollution.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
While using stem cells to investigate the effects of Bisphenol A, or BPA, on gene expression researchers believe they've found a new way to effectively test the effects of pollutants on human cells.

Animas River toxic spill: 'This is a real mess.'

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
While the mustard-yellow hue of the Animas River is fading, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years to come from heavy metals such as lead and mercury that spilled into the water.

Healthy eaters, strong minds: What school gardens teach kids.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.

Lewiston-Auburn ground zero in war against lead poisoning of Maine kids (Part 4 of 4).

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The dilapidated condition of much of Lewiston and Auburn's housing has contributed to a childhood lead poisoning rate that's stubbornly high.

US EPA orders more air quality tests for California homes near Superfund sites.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a new round of air quality tests for a South Bay neighborhood after detecting a variety of contaminants inside homes near two federal cleanup sites.

Santa Rosa asphalt plant comes under scrutiny.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Opponents delivered a petition with 1,085 signatures to the City Council last week calling for the review of operations at the 6-acre site. In addition, more than a dozen complaints were filed over health concerns from smoke and odors.

Not vaccinating children is the greater risk.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.

Labour has treated the environment as an afterthought – that needs to change.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The environment isn’t something remote from us – it’s embedded in our communities, in our homes, our streets, in how we keep warm and what kind of world we hand on to our children.

Southern California clean air target missed.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Southern California has missed a long-standing federal deadline to reduce toxic soot and other small particle air pollution because unhealthful levels of such pollutants persist in northwest Riverside County.

Canadian doctor who kept thalidomide out of U.S. dies.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Frances Kelsey, the Canadian doctor whose unyielding vigilance spared the United States from one of the worst drug disasters in history, died on Friday morning. She was 101.

Frances Oldham Kelsey, FDA stickler who saved US babies from thalidomide, dies at 101.

Children's Health in the News - August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws that made drugs safer.

CREC will no longer manage Hartford's clark school, officials say.

Children's Health in the News - August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
A school partnership in the city's North End that parents saw as a glimpse of hope has ended after a tumultuous year marked by the discovery of toxic chemicals at Clark Elementary School.

EPA foes turned asthma study into weapon for ozone fight.

Children's Health in the News - August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
When a Johns Hopkins University researcher published a study showing race and income as risk factors for asthma, she started getting phone calls from industry groups opposing U.S. EPA's bid to tighten the national ozone standard.

Air pollution killed 35,000 people in the past 9 years.

Children's Health in the News - August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
India's Union environment ministry said in Parliament on Thursday that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in the past nine years.
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