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Dangerous spices: Why India's cooking powders pose a risk of lead poisoning

Exposure to the heavy metal from spice powders and car batteries is affecting child health across the subcontinent.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge contamination: The letter residents weren't sent

Transport officials planned to ask residents living near the Auckland Harbour Bridge if their properties could be tested for heavy metals, without telling them contamination had already been found nearby.
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Most Illinois debris sites high in toxics

SPRINGFIELD — Four in five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste show higher-than-acceptable levels of toxins, according to state sampling results obtained by The Associated Press.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

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Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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