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Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

The plan to feed all Russians hinges on homemade seeds.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Russia has transformed its agriculture industry since the Soviet era as imports of foreign capital, equipment and technology helped farmers create one of the world’s biggest crop producers. Now the country is targeting the next step in bolstering its agricultural muscle -- seeds.

Minamata victim makes plea at UN forum to stop pollution.

Mercury - 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.

EPA confirms Harvey damage at Waste Pits; orders immediate repairs to cap.

Mercury - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed the potentially responsible parties of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site to take immediate action to address damage to the protective cap and high-levels of underlying waste material found at one of the samples on site.

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

Mercury - 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.

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

Lead - 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.

Are lead levels in Pittsburgh drinking water really going down?

Lead - 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.

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

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

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Flame retardants - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

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

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

Portland's lawsuit against Monsanto proceeds, with some claims dismissed.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.

EPA confirms Harvey damage at Waste Pits; orders immediate repairs to cap.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed the potentially responsible parties of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site to take immediate action to address damage to the protective cap and high-levels of underlying waste material found at one of the samples on site.

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Children's health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

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

Children's health - 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.

Children's health - 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.

Children's health - 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?

Children's health - 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.

Children's health - 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.

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