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Redesign plastics. Reform chemical regulation. Recharge health advocates.

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While tainted water and flaking paint remain a problem nationwide, decreasing levels of toxic lead in dirt is an important factor in reducing kids' exposure, according to a new study out of New Orleans.

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There is mounting evidence that small, PM 2.5 particulates may be harming the mental health of children and teens by worsening depression, anxiety, suicidality and more. Brian Bienkowski, the editor of Environmental Health News joins Host Steve Curwood to talk about the correlation.