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Vaccine makers are asked to expand safety studies on children

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.
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Inside the Flint water crisis cover-up

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Study finds link between residential proximity to oil and gas drilling and lower birth weights in infants

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On Pine Ridge Reservation, a garden helps replace an 80-mile grocery trip

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Judy Martin: Kids aren't just littler adults – here's why they need their own COVID-19 vaccine trials

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.

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Chemicals at Splashtown Water Park in Texas sends 26 to hospital

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.
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What an Alberta town can teach us about coping with climate disasters

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.
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Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health

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.
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Should this city’s response to lead in water be a national model?

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.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls Neutrogena, Aveeno sunscreen products containing carcinogen benzene

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New York lawmaker rolls out Green New Deal for public schools

Rep. Jamaal Bowman wants climate upgrades for the nation’s schools included in any Democratic spending package.
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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to poor response inhibition, academic achievement

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.

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COVID-19 Delta variant widens gulf between vaccinated and unvaccinated

Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.
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