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Parents erupt over FDA failure to regulate toxic metals in food

Lead, arsenic and cadmium are commonly found in baby foods, but also in many of the ingredients families use to make their own.
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Toxics

‘Am I going to regret it?': Forever chemicals dilemma for breastfeeding mothers

Many health experts and advocates say breastfeeding is the best choice for babies but the threat of passing on contamination from PFAS is prompting new questions.

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Antibiotic use in babies linked to allergies, asthma and other conditions, study finds

Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life, a new study finds.
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With lives at stake, nurses faced harrowing choices

With warnings of "unsurvivable" storm surges as Hurricane Laura's high winds barreled toward Lake Charles, La., last month, nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit sounded the alarm.
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These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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'Like smoking multiple packs a day': Hazardous air quality worries West Coast parents

As fire season burns hotter and longer, which increasingly results in hazardous air blanketing the West Coast, what's the risk for young children?
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Tura Beach mother Jen Spears fears bushfire smoke's impact on her unborn baby's health

Bushfire smoke followed pregnant Jen Spears "like a horror movie". Months later the anxious mother of two is worried about the effect the smoke had on the health of her unborn third child.
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Justice

Vulnerable border community battles virus on 'a straight up trajectory'

In the Rio Grande Valley, poverty and chronic illness are aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. Ambulances stack up outside emergency rooms, where patients wait for beds.
Toxics

Study: Pregnant women can transmit coronavirus to their babies, results suggest

In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.
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Children

Living near oil and gas wells linked to low birthweight in babies

Living near active oil and gas wells during pregnancy increases the risk of low-birthweight babies, especially in rural areas, according to the largest study of its kind.

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Children

Vaccine rates drop dangerously as parents avoid doctor's visits

Afraid of COVID-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases.

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Toxics

Millions of children are at risk for measles as coronavirus fears halt vaccines

U.N. and global health experts warned that poor countries around the world were having to stop mass immunization programs to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.
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Toxics

What pregnant women should know about coronavirus

The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy.
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Toxics

Children and coronavirus: Research finds some become seriously ill

A study of more than 2,000 children with the virus in China found that babies were especially vulnerable to developing severe infection.
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Diapers’ chemical contaminants become focus of European agency

The European Chemicals Agency wants to take a close look into the contents of infants’ diapers.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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