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Chinese court opens landmark trial over alleged lead poisoning.

Children's Health in the News - June 12, 2015 - 9:00am
A court in central China on Friday began hearing a closely watched case filed by families who have accused a local chemical plant of being responsible for high levels of lead in the blood of their children and grandchildren.

US EPA forced to decide this month on pesticide’s fate.

Children's Health in the News - June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
A California appeals court ruled this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has until the end of this month to decide whether or not to ban a widely used pesticide linked to a number of health problems.

Coal’s leading financier may come as a surprise.

Children's Health in the News - June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Japan is moving in the opposite direction of other countries and is promoting coal.

Lead exposure kills1.43 lakh people per year globally, says WHO., Lead exposure kills 1.43 lakh people per year globally, says WHO.

Children's Health in the News - June 11, 2015 - 9:00am
An analysis of blood samples collected over a period of one year from across the country has revealed that over 23% of the total samples tested positive with lead poisoning.

Oregon may regulate toxic chemicals in toys.

Children's Health in the News - June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
A bill that would regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products is back before the Oregon Legislature.

Rights group calls on Ghana to end child labor in gold mines.

Children's Health in the News - June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Human Rights Watch estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries.

Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society €6 billion in annual health bills.

Children's Health in the News - June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.

Getting the lead out.

Children's Health in the News - June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Oregon Military Department officials did the right thing when they closed the Ashland Armory to the public while lead dust is cleaned up. They should have taken action much sooner, however, to be on the safe side.
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