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Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
An industry insider helps call the shots.

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Members of Congress want a federal audit of the official Puerto Rico death toll.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
“The American people deserve to know what’s happening to their fellow US citizens in Puerto Rico.”

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers now can file claims to receive their share of the $151 million settlement of the class-action lawsuit over the January 2014 water crisis.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

Hurricane Maria death toll rises in Puerto Rico.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The confirmed death toll in Puerto Rico rose to 43 nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island.

We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.

Low prenatal exposures to fluoride: Are there neurotoxic risks for children?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
A new study in Environmental Health Perspectives examines risks of exposure to prenatal fluoride at concentrations typical of the general population.

Pollution and stress at home combine to spur more hyperactivity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Breathing dirty air and living in stress combine to increase the likelihood NYC kids will have a behavior disorder.

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

Test tube babies in a conflict zone: Dealing with infertility in Gaza.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The UN has called the Gaza Strip unlivable, yet IVF treatment is widely available to its residents, with some paying thousands of dollars while others take advantage of a goodwill gesture by the ruling Hamas party.

Workplace carcinogens lead to thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year: Study.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, asbestos and silica are together causing thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year, says a new study that reveals the toll of on-the-job hazardous substances.