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Ontario Treaty 3 First Nation says agreement with Ottawa just 'first step' in getting 'mercury justice.'

Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit must pay $185 million to three teachers who blamed their brain injuries on exposure to the company’s PCBs at a school in Washington state.

Precisely what role do companies like Tyson, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola play in shaping policies that regulate junk food advertisements to children, maintain a low tipped minimum wage, and limit carbon emissions? No one knows for sure, including their shareholders.

Children whose parents smoke or vape cannabis appear to get slightly more respiratory infections, such as colds and flu, than those whose parents just smoke tobacco or don't smoke at all.

Elevated concentrations of lead were found in about 4% of the water samples collected from faucets and drinking fountains at selected Hawaii public schools and child care centers over the last several months.
The F.D.A. wants Pfizer and Moderna to increase the number of 5- to 11-year-olds who participate in trials of their coronavirus vaccines to ensure there is enough data about rare side effects.

With more people worrying about the environmental ethics of bringing more children into the world, Kate Ng examines the arguments on either side.

Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.

Since the pandemic began, children have largely been spared from severe illness and hospitalization. But nearly a year and a half later, the number of adolescent COVID cases is rising.

Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.

Three new research projects have been awarded funding to investigate how indoor air pollutants affect children with asthma and people living in urban homes.

A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG's children's guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators.
A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

Researchers have identified almost 300 chemicals in everything from hair dye to pesticides that can increase levels of breast cancer-contributing hormones.

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Thousands of volunteers are looking for the invasive, bee-killing insect, leaving officials optimistic about keeping the hornets at bay.

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City children who have daily exposure to woodland have better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, according to a new study published in Nature Sustainability.

New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive have been issued by the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in what is thought to be a world-first.

Jacqueline Omania of Oxford Elementary's Zero Waste Classroom Project, and Dianna Cohen, CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition discuss plastic waste and classroom solutions with Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Editor Maureen Nandini Mitra.

We've long known that aspects of modern life — eating sugary foods or sitting for long stretches in front of the tv or steering wheel, for example — contribute to diabetes.

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A Seattle study of 50 women found a pervasive class of chemicals called PFAS in their breast milk. Despite contaminants, researchers say that benefits of breast feeding still far outweigh risks posed by chemicals.
For the past six years, a garden program has taught residents of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation how to build financial independence and food security through gardening.
There was a time when rural Guatemalans never left home. But back to back hurricanes, failed crops and extreme poverty are driving them to make the dangerous trek north to the U.S. border.

trials are necessary because children have important differences in physiology and responses to vaccines from those of adults. Conducting separate studies in children under age 12 is a vital step toward ending the pandemic.

One person was in critical condition after the victims were exposed to bleach and sulfuric acid, which are used to maintain pH balance, the authorities said.
The 2013 Alberta floods left lasting emotional and psychological impacts, which experts say we need to better understand as this kind of disaster becomes more frequent due to human-caused climate change.
The EPA, in prioritizing industry over its mandate to protect the environment, has infringed on Pennsylvania’s right to pure water and our health and safety.

Faced with a lead crisis that drew comparisons to Flint, Michigan's, some people have called Newark, New Jersey's response a "national model." Still, eliminating lead from drinking water nationwide will not be an easy task.

The recall involves four Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen versions and Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman wants climate upgrades for the nation’s schools included in any Democratic spending package.
The youth climate organizer from Sunrise Movement speaks with Rolling Stone for the latest installment of “The Next Wave,” a series on the new leaders who will shape America’s future

Researchers of a recent study found yet another adverse effect of air pollution exposure. Children who had elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution were more likely to have poor response inhibition and academic achievement.

PITTSBURGH—A group of local physicians, researchers, community advocates, and elected officials released a declaration today calling for action on cancer-causing pollutants in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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