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Smoking and vaping bills in Sacramento flirt with trampling rights.

Children's Health in the News - July 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Two bills before an Assembly committee on Wednesday share the worthwhile aim of fighting the nicotine habit, but both have flaws.

Will Pope Francis inspire climate activism among Texas Catholics?

Children's Health in the News - July 7, 2015 - 9:00am
While Texas Catholics are known for their anti-abortion activism and their work assisting new immigrants in the state, they're not as know for taking a strong stand against the hazards of oil and gas development or threats posed by climate change.

Studies link kids’ lead exposure to crime years later.

Children's Health in the News - July 6, 2015 - 9:00am
After growing up poor in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Cincinnati, those who had been exposed to lead as toddlers, even in small amounts, showed changes that were subtle, permanent and devastating on MRI scans.

From green chemists, a better way to pave.

Children's Health in the News - July 6, 2015 - 9:00am
There’s nothing green about asphalt, unless you can make less of the stuff by more efficiently reusing the pavement we’ve already got. The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Wilmington says it’s found a way.

California’s rural poor hit hardest as groundwater vanishes in long drought.

Children's Health in the News - July 6, 2015 - 9:00am
For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences. But in two rural valleys, farmworkers and other poor residents are feeling its impact in a far more serious and personal way.

Healthier air at a reasonable cost.

Children's Health in the News - July 3, 2015 - 9:00am
For regulators to ignore the costs of new rules — much less whether the costs exceed the benefits — would be irrational and unaffordable. But the EPA didn't do that.
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