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School food hero Betti Wiggins takes on Houston’s public schools.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The veteran nutrition director who reformed Detroit's school food takes on a new challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

India court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
India’s top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.

Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
Venezuela, home to the world's largest crude oil reserves, has spiraled deeper into chaos in recent years.

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

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.

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

Peter Seligmann: Lessons from a lifetime devoted to conservation.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
In 1987, Peter Seligmann co-founded the nonprofit Conservation International — an organization that would go on to become one of the largest and most influential environmental nongovernmental organizations in the world.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Oil drilling in Los Angeles has been associated with asthma, heart disease and low-birthweight babies. Close to 300,000 people in Kern County reside within a mile of an oil well.

Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.

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?

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

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.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of US measles outbreaks, report says.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Of the 1,789 measles cases reported from 2001 to 2015, nearly 70 percent were unvaccinated.

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

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