Top children's health news for the week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children