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Thousands of Wash. kids at risk for elevated lead exposure.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A new statewide mapping tool reveals there are high-risk areas scattered throughout the state from parts of Seattle and Tacoma to neighborhoods in Wenatchee and Burien.

CPSC to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Federal regulators urged manufacturers Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.

Minamata victim makes plea at UN forum to stop pollution.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Embryonic Minamata disease victim Shinobu Sakamoto strained her disabled body to the fullest extent to make her desperate pleas heard loud and clear.

Are lead levels in Pittsburgh drinking water really going down?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The last three rounds of lead testing showed good news for the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Lead levels were trending slightly lower.

We are all at risk from poisonous mercury. It's time to take action.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Mercury is found in household items from beauty products to electronics, and even in food. Without proper safeguards our health is in danger.

The Zika virus grew deadlier with a small mutation, study suggests.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A single variation in its DNA may have helped equip the virus to attack fetal cells, contributing to a surge of birth defects in Latin America.

Weeks left to save East Africa's starving children.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
More than 800,000 children risk death by starvation in East Africa and aid agencies have just weeks - months at most - to save them, World Vision charity said on Wednesday.

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
A radiation-riddled landfill in St. Louis, Trump’s EPA, and two moms who won’t let it go.

PWSA looks at pipe coatings to tackle lead problem.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
An emerging technology could coat the insides of lead service lines, a process shown elsewhere to prevent lead contamination for much less expense and disruption than excavation and replacement.

US phthalates ban will add costs, says Toy Association.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The Toy Association in the US says that a rule to ban the use of five phthalates in children's products will necessitate testing which "adds cost for the consumer with no safety benefit."