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$1 billion settlement to aid Navajo mine cleanup.

Children's Health in the News - April 5, 2014 - 9:00am
A $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Reservation could soon begin under a record U.S. Department of Justice settlement announced Thursday.

Orange County measles outbreak spurs officials to call for immunizations.

Children's Health in the News - April 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The campaign to have parents immunize their children has run up against a 'vigorous anti-vaccine movement' that has taken root across the country.

Ocean City seriously mulling smoke-free beaches.

Children's Health in the News - April 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Officials in Ocean City, Maryland are seriously considering a smoking ban for the beach and Boardwalk, on the heels of similar efforts by Delaware beach towns.

Mind the fracking data gap, study says.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
A new analysis of natural gas drilling and fracking in urban areas near Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, not only criticizes regulatory agencies for dismissing public concern, but illuminates the large gap in understanding about what shale oil and gas production mean for public health and the environment.

Gas company special payments dwarf constraint payments to windfarms.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
National Grid made special payments of £300m over the last 12 months to big energy companies - sometimes for switching off their power stations in an attempt to "balance" the system.

Greenhouse gases, more to be weighed in Vancouver oil terminal review.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The Washington state board reviewing what would be the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal will undertake a sweeping analysis of the facility’s environmental effects - the oil to its ultimate consumption.

Environmentalists' science hypocrisy.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Earlier this year, researchers in Colorado came forward with a shocking claim: hydraulic fracturing causes birth defects. There's just one hitch: it isn't true.

Smog danger levels bring rush to dial 999.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
Smog levels that topped the UK Government’s official scale in parts of the country led to soaring ambulance calls for people with breathing difficulties, it was revealed yesterday.

UN panel takes issue with radiation exposure data submitted by TEPCO.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
A United Nations report on the effects of radiation released in the Fukushima nuclear disaster said findings by the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., may have underestimated the levels of exposure by contract workers.

Navajo to benefit from $1B for uranium cleanup.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
More than $1 billion is going to help clean up abandoned uranium mines that have left a legacy of disease and death on the Navajo Nation.

Britain shows support for tougher cigarette laws.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The British government took a step Thursday toward imposing a ban on branding for cigarette packs, indicating that it was likely to go ahead with sweeping new restrictions on the marketing of tobacco.

UK set to bring in plain packets for cigarettes.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
All parts of the UK are set to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products in efforts to meet an ambitious target to dramatically cut rates of smoking.

Government to move ahead with standardised cigarette packets.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The UK government is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs. She said an independent report found it was "very likely to have a positive impact" on public health and stop children from starting to smoke.

E-cig rule coming 'very soon,' US FDA chief says.

Children's Health in the News - April 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.

Deadly smog leaves UK gasping for breath.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Britain was left gasping for breath yesterday as a grey cloud of smog descended over much of the country. People were warned not to exercise outdoors and schools kept pupils inside as a mix of dust from the Sahara, toxic particles from the continent and fumes from cars and factories filled the skies.

UN report finds no increase in Fukushima cancer rates.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
A U.N. committee dismissed any recognizable rise in overall cancer rates among residents of Fukushima Prefecture caused by fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, sources said.

Debate rages over health effects of pesticide atrazine.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
The end of the Second World War brought on the golden age of pesticides, as chemical companies promised to make weeds and pests a thing of the past. Farmers were producing more food than ever. Since then, these chemicals have become the lynchpin of our food supply.

Popular wristbands could record chemical exposure.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Just when I thought the fashion of brightly-colored bracelets was waning as quickly as favor for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, Oregon State University scientists could be bringing them back in style.

Sahara dust cloud reaches UK as schools warned to keep children inside.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools were tonight warned to keep millions of children indoors tomorrow because of the lethal Sahara sand cloud and toxic air blighting Britain. Experts also advised more than five million asthma suffers to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise because of the potential health dangers caused by high pollution levels.

Air pollution: Youngsters, elderly and vulnerable urged to stay indoors.

Children's Health in the News - April 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Schools are being urged to stop pupils from using playgrounds at lunchtime and employees to avoid cycling, running or walking to work during rush hour in the areas of England worst affected by the ongoing rise in pollution.
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