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

Cancer - 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.

Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change.

Cancer - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
After Harvey, some conservatives in Texas are wondering what role do humans play in global warming and the worsening of storms like Harvey? And what should they expect their leaders to do about the problem now?

Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Mercury - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.

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

Lead - 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.

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

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.

Women's health - 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.

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

Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Water quality - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

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

Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

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

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

Environmental justice - 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.

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives.

Children's health - 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?

Children's health - 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.

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

The danger of President Pence.

Cancer - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.

EPA says higher radiation levels pose ‘no harmful health effect.’

Cancer - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels.

As drought makes harvests uncertain, Kenya’s farmers mull a seed change.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Using imported seed, "you are not sure if you will harvest enough to offset the costs" - so local seed is gaining ground, farmers say.

As water agencies cast votes, future of Delta tunnels remains unclear.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Urban and agricultural water districts have begun to take sides on whether they’ll fund the $17 billion Delta tunnels project, and it’s looking like economic concerns and not just environmental impacts could hamper it.

Puerto Rican families draw water from Superfund site.

Water quality - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Past water tests at the site have shown the presence of potentially harmful industrial solvents.

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