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Cleveland lead poisoning 2 year progress report: Toxic Neglect.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
Local and state policies on lead poisoning have changed, the city has devoted more resources to investigating cases, and new programs designed to screen more children and prevent poisonings are getting under way.

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

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

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.

Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.

ACLU wants Flint kids screened for impact of lead.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan want a federal judge to order state and Flint education officials to screen and evaluate all Flint schoolchildren for health and education disabilities stemming from the lead water crisis.

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.

From Flint to Pittsburgh, children need protection from lead, pediatrician says.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
“How do we preserve the tomorrows of our kids?” asked Flint, Mich., pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha at an event Wednesday sharing her ongoing advocacy for eliminating lead exposure in children, first sparked by her city’s water crisis.

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.

Nearly half of the 102 Superfund homes in East Chicago tested by EPA had lead paint. Whose job is it to remove?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
An agency spokesperson said they have no plans to remove it because such activity is outside the authority of the agency's Superfund program.

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.

Report spotlights nitrate contamination in drinking water across the US.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Some recent research suggests that, over the long term, drinking water with nitrates at just half the U.S. limit raises cancer risks for children and adults.

Trump abandons efforts to clean up Utah's air.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Three million Utahns will be the victims if clean cars are run off the road by the clown car at the White House.

Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Wild poliovirus clings to a tenuous existence in areas like those haunted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, where eradication is costly, dangerous, and urgent.

'Lead in my bones': Living a contaminated life in East Chicago.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The NAACP kicked off an initiative in East Chicago to teach children how to test their soil, water and air for lead.

Truth is, conflicting water studies are stressing out some in Flint.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Researchers admit their findings need to be reviewed and replicated by others before anyone can claim to be closer to the truth about the effect tainted water had on some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

California fires leave 31 dead, a vast landscape charred, and a sky full of soot.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area.

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.

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead-tainted spices and other imports.

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