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Troubling news about toxics in our food grows daily, with chemicals and metals of concern contaminating popular products from Skittles to Pop Tarts.

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Bali’s Penyaringan village was hit by flash floods in September, which some have linked to the ongoing loss of its forest.

Cate Blanchett, a longtime environmental activist, shared why it’s so important for her to discuss real world issues with her four children.

NAPA, Calif.—Sonny, a 10-month old, crawls through the tunnel of a playground surrounded by fresh cedar wood chips as the sun sets in October. His 4-year-old sister, Lenny, climbs the rungs of the jungle gym as their parents, Rebecca and Omar Chowaiki, keep watch.

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A plastic additive used to make IV bags and tubing pliable interferes with breast cancer treatment, increasing mortality and the likelihood the cancer will return.

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Dangerous mining conditions plague Congo, home to the world’s largest supply of cobalt, a key ingredient in electric cars. A leadership battle threatens reforms.
SAN FRANCISCO—Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin still remembers riding the bus home from elementary school and smelling fresh-baked pastries and bread from the Parisian Bread Factory near Evans Street. She also remembers how quickly that scent would turn to one of sewage and smoke as the bus pulled closer to her home. Dunn-Salahuddin grew up two decades ago […]

Tens of millions of people will be forced to flee their homes over the next few decades as a result of worsening environmental effects of climate change, experts have warned.

A public art exhibition inspired by a nine-year-old girl who died from chronic asthma brought on by London's polluted air will form part of a culture festival in the capital next year.

E-cigarette maker Juul will pay $14.5 million to Arizona, and will no longer market or sell its products to young people in the state, as part of a settlement for a consumer fraud lawsuit. 
In her new book, the sociologists talks about how nourishing children has become "an anxiety-provoking and high-stakes endeavor" and positions food access as part of a larger constellation of hardship.
Yet only a third in the U.S. have gotten the COVID-19 shot.
Cases in children in the United States have risen by 32 percent from about two weeks ago, amid a rush to inoculate children ahead of the winter holiday season.
In a world of pandemic chaos, political strife and climate catastrophe, some would-be parents see the future as too dark to procreate.

Last month, the White House outlined new and ongoing federal efforts to combat nationwide per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution, especially agency actions to address the legacy of PFAS pollution in our water, air, food, and communities.

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The agency has taken a controversial stand on vaping as a way to quit tobacco. This is what the research shows.

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The toxic pollution-induced lockdown in India's national capital will go on for at least another week after authorities extended restrictions till 26 November, as the city of 20 million continued its struggle to breathe clean air.

In a world of pandemic chaos, political strife and climate catastrophe, some would-be parents see the future as too dark to procreate.

An investigation into the mental health impacts of air and water pollution in western Pennsylvania found alarming evidence that residents throughout the region are likely suffering changes to their brains due to pollution in the surrounding environment.

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Schools and colleges in the Indian capital city have been closed by authorities after worsening levels of air pollution.
Delhi is engulfed in its seasonal thick brown smog – air so toxic that schools and offices have closed. But where does all this air pollution come from, and what is India doing about it?
Schools and factories close. India’s Supreme Court blasts the government’s do-nothing response. But Delhi residents continue to suffer from the bad air.

Nearly 70% of commercially available paints in Indonesia contain levels of lead higher than the regulatory safe limit of 600 parts per million (ppm).

India's capital New Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, is once again choking under a thick cloud of toxic smog and doctors say the poor air quality is leading to an alarming rise in respiratory illness among children.

"Safe" limits on human exposure to phthalates set by national and international regulatory authorities may not adequately protect public health, according to a new analysis published in the journal Environmental Health on Monday.

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Choked in toxic smog, New Delhi has shut down schools and workplaces. Though nations pledged to move away from coal at the UN climate summit, India is reluctant to replace the polluting fuel source.

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it would split into two companies, hiving off its consumer health division that sells Band-Aids and Baby Powder from its pharmaceuticals and medical devices business. Legal liability for talk was offloaded to a new subsidiary, which immediately filed for bankruptcy.