Nearly 300,000 Colorado public school students now barred from making field trips to Rocky Flats

Denver Public Schools joined half a dozen other local school districts that say Rocky Flats, with its legacy of plutonium contamination that was often shrouded in secrecy, is too much of a risk for visiting schoolchildren.

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Utah study: Even slight bump in pollution affects young lungs

The largest study of its kind tracked more than 100,000 Utah patients and found even a slight uptick in fine particulate pollution triggers childhood lung infections.


Good News: Toxic flame retardants declining in NYC kids’ blood

The levels of harmful flame retardants in children's blood are dropping every year, according to a new study of kids from New York City.

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FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulations

Several major public health groups say the FDA should take action now to remove tobacco products targeting children and teenagers.

Persistent Poison: Lead and the Bay Area housing crisis

"I blamed myself. I said it's my fault. I thought I didn't take care of her and that she ate something that I did not pay attention to."

What children understand about food insecurity

More and more, researchers are asking children about their households’ lack of food, and making surprising discoveries.

Industrial legacy: Bradford air pollution causes 'one in four' child asthma cases

Air pollution is responsible for nearly one in four of childhood asthma cases in a city synonymous with the Industrial Revolution, a study suggests.

Hunger brings death to Congo's Kasai after guns fall silent

The guns have fallen silent in the Congolese town of Mwene Ditu, but each day starving children arrive at the small hospital there battling for their lives.

America's misguided war on lead exposure in children

An overemphasis on blood testing and case management for even low exposures is draining resources and ignoring the real need: Eliminating lead paint.

Q&A: Using a "sailor's mouth" to help moms avoid toxics

When Leah Segedie, one of the most influential "mommy bloggers" on the Internet, was approached about writing a book on dangerous chemicals, her publisher told her to be herself.

"Does that mean I can use the F-word?" she asked.

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Glyphosate linked to shorter pregnancies in Indiana women

Women with high levels of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer—were more likely to have a shorter pregnancy, according to a new study.

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Air pollution exposure during fetal development linked with brain abnormalities & cognitive impairment in new study

Exposure to common levels of residential air pollution during fetal development is linked with cognitive impairment and the presence of brain abnormalities, a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry has found.

Asbestos in cosmetics allegations add to retailer Claire’s woes

The preteens that typically hunt bargain bling at Claire’s Stores may come home with something they didn’t intend to buy: asbestos, says a national activist coalition.

Investigating acetaminophen as a potential endocrine disruptor

"There's a perceived notion that because a medicine is over-the-counter [OTC], its use has been well studied in pregnancy."

Lead in the water: Health hazards lurk in many fashionable inner-city Australia houses

Lead levels revealed as dangerous in a new study are lurking behind the beautiful appointments of many fashionable inner-city houses in Melbourne and Sydney.
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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

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Our plastic planet

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