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Everyone deserves clean air and equal protection from pollution.

Children's Health in the News - August 13, 2014 - 9:00am
The EPA's proposed rules on air pollution from oil refineries are a welcome step forward. The agency should, in fact, make the rule even stronger by doing more to protect people from the real-world health consequences of living next door to an oil refinery, by incorporating a fenceline monitoring requirement that would employ the best current technology to give neighborhoods a real-time, continuous measure of pollution, not just a snapshot, and ensure refineries quickly fix pollution problems.

India uranium mining fuels health crisis.

Children's Health in the News - August 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Radioactive waste generated by three government owned mines - Narwapahar, Bhatin and Jadugoda - has spurred fears of a health crisis in the region. The country plans to source a quarter of its energy from nuclear power by 2050.

Sunnyvale schools, homes sit on toxic groundwater: EPA.

Children's Health in the News - August 13, 2014 - 9:00am
The Environmental Protection Agency is examining homes and schools in Sunnyvale after toxic groundwater was discovered in the area.

BPA-free plastic containers may be just as hazardous.

Children's Health in the News - August 12, 2014 - 9:00am
BPS was a favored replacement for BPA because it was thought to be more resistant to leaching. If people consumed less of the chemical, the idea went, it would not cause any or only minimal harm. Yet BPS is getting out. Nearly 81 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.

The Human Placenta Project.

Children's Health in the News - August 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Announced earlier this year, the Human Placenta Project aims to give doctors a better understanding of the placenta so that they might one day be able to diagnose defects earlier in a pregnancy and develop therapies.

Unwittingly poisoning next generation.

Children's Health in the News - August 12, 2014 - 9:00am
It is normal for toys to contain plastics, small motors, miniature wheels; but toxic metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium – not so normal. Most parents, oblivious to the fact, expose their kids to the imminent health hazards associated with using such toxic toys.

Dry cleaning chemical contaminates Unity wells.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Investigators from the state’s Department of Natural Resources are asking residents here for permission to test their water wells this week to determine if a dry-cleaning chemical is present.

Study how mining may hurt health; E. Kentucky right to be worried.

Children's Health in the News - August 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The statistical evidence of mining-related cancer and birth defects, along with the public concern, should serve to remind us: If Eastern Kentucky is to have a future, the places where people live, work and recreate cannot be sacrificed to an industry on its way out.

We don't have to choose between jobs and environment.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
I find it unconscionable that there are those that oppose efforts to cut pollution in the supposed interest of economic growth, while ignoring the impacts of our current course on our most vulnerable, the environment and our future.

Warning to Trinidad & Tobago: Oil spills killing river, marine life.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
A University of Alberta biologist says deformed fish found downstream from tar sands mines in Alberta, Canada, are similar to the deformities found in fish in the wake of oil spills, and said Trinidad & Tobago's marine and river life could suffer a similar fate as a result of oil spills.

EPA to host meeting on MV's largest toxic plume.

Children's Health in the News - August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
On Monday evening, Aug. 11, the Environmental Protection Agency will host a meeting at City Hall about ongoing efforts to clean up the toxics left behind by early computer chips makers in northeastern Mountain View.

Cotton trade: Where does your t-shirt grow?

Children's Health in the News - August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
In Bangladesh, Abraham Adihou was poisoned by a cotton pesticide mistakenly sprayed on maize in the village store room. Such tragedies are not uncommon. Cotton is the world's most important non-food crop. More pesticides are used on it per unit than on any other crop.

Air quality official: Out-of-area fires remain source of smoke in Lake County skies.

Children's Health in the News - August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Lake County Air Quality Management reported that the wildland fires around Northern California continue to be the source of the smoke and haze in the Lake County air basin.

Company that designed burst BC tailings pond was hired by Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay.

Children's Health in the News - August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
The Polley Mine tailings-pond disaster unfolding in British Columbia is being watched closely by those opposing the Pebble Mine proposal in neighboring Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Judge seems unmoved by suit challenging the EPA on pesticides.

Children's Health in the News - August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal magistrate signaled Friday that he's likely to dismiss a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the government's approval of 50 pesticides over nearly a decade.

Clouds, humidity and upcoming El Niño may lower smog levels.

Children's Health in the News - August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Monsoonal flows, humidity, flash floods and cloudy skies appearing during the dog days of summer in Southern California these past few weeks may have a silver lining – less smog.

NRG to upgrade pollution control in Waukegan.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
While NRG Energy plans to upgrade pollution control equipment at its Waukegan plants and invest $3 million in solar panels in the city, environmental groups say NRG is not moving fast enough.

Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Naked boys and girls run barefoot on the muddy, narrow pathways, or play in pools of raw sewage, exposing them to potential waterborne diseases that kill. Some have black hair tinged with patches of red or blond, a tell-tale sign of nutrient deficiency commonly seen in places experiencing famine.

Feds describe new W.Va. chemical spill studies.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Federal health officials are outlining new studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply.

One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity.

Children's Health in the News - August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Alexander Khananashvili has Hawaiian Gardens kindergartners chanting, 'Soda is bad!' It's just one way he wants to upend food culture.
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