Teen vapers smoke just as much as youth who don't use e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes aren't likely to keep kids away from traditional cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests.

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‘‘This was preventable’: Football heat deaths and the rising temperature

Most states rank poorly on heat safety for their high school football players. Too many teens have paid the price, and temperatures are only getting worse.
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Children

In besieged Syria, one wasting death ‘just the start of a tragedy’

Images of children show the desperation in an area under government siege.
Toxics

Silent Spring researchers brief Barnstable on chemical exposure issues

Breast cancer rates on Cape Cod are 21 percent above the state average, Silent Sprint Institute researchers reminded a 150-member audience at Barnstable Town Hall Wednesday.

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Originals

Fracking chemicals and kids' brains don’t mix: Study

Multiple pollutants found in the air and water near fracked oil and gas sites are linked to brain problems in children, according to a science review published today.

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Toxics

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals? An industry insider helps call the shots

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

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Justice

Food program for poor families tries to boost breastfeeding rates

Though breastfeeding rates are up statewide, only a tiny proportion of new mothers breastfeed without using formula in many of New York City’s low-income communities. WIC is trying to change that.
Justice

These are the victims of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, once home to nearly a quarter of the world’s nuclear testing, has left a haunting impact on its inhabitants.
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Toxics

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements

Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead in imported spices and other products.
Toxics

California fires leave 31 dead, a vast landscape charred, and a sky full of soot.

SONOMA, Calif. — Some of the worst wildfires ever to tear through California have killed 31 people and torched a vast area of the state’s north this week, but the reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area.

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Toxics

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer 10 hrs ago (0)

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Toxics

Kill that bad lead bill.

When State Rep. Derek Merrin (R., Monclova Township) failed in his attempt to kill Toledo’s pioneering lead-safe ordinance during the state budget process earlier this year, he vowed he would revive the plan in a stand-alone bill. Now he has done that, and the General Assembly should kill it just as it did his previous attempt to get rid of an important local public-health regulation.

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Water

Living in watersheds with more trees reduces disease risk.

Diarrheal disease from contaminated water is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five, claiming more than 360,000 lives annually. Now, a new study of children in 35 countries finds that those living in a watershed with more trees had a lower risk of contracting the illness.

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From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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