Air pollution: Everything you should know about a public health emergency

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Climate

How climate change hurts kids’ health

More severe storms, rising sea levels and temperatures will affect all of us in one way or another.

Climate

Anna Morgan-Hayes: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will never remember a summer night of roasted marshmallows over a roaring campfire.

Children

Robotic bear Toxic Toby warns pedestrians about smog

When the air quality gets bad, Toxic Toby starts coughing.

simmonsvoice.com
Toxics

Thousands hospitalized in Chile for chemical poisoning symptoms

Over 1,000 people have been hospitalized for chemical poisoning symptoms in the western Chilean coastal towns of Quintero and Puchuncaví since late August. 56% of those cases have occurred in people under 19 years old and 71% of the cases occurred in women.

www.bbc.com
Climate

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

Children's drawings of nightmarish scenarios illustrate climate change's impact in the Mekong Delta.
www.desertsun.com
Toxics

Imperial Valley air monitoring program raised red flag. No one did anything

'You don't want to find out you're sick if you can't do anything about it.'

Justice

Donald Trump accused of ‘waging a war on children’ through EPA regulatory rollbacks

Children's Health Month offers chance to highlight administration's damage to public health protections.
www.ozy.com
Children

Special briefing: The future of fertility

With sperm counts dropping and couples struggling to conceive, infertility researchers around the world are working to improve the odds.
www.mlive.com
Toxics

57 Detroit schools have lead, copper contamination in drinking water

Detroit public schools tested drinking water on the majority of its campuses and found that samples in 57 of 86 schools tested as having copper or lead levels in excess of legally accepted limits.
raisevegan.com
Climate

Millions of kids at risk of nutritional deficiencies

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) from farming practices, are starting to affect the food supply, notable staples such as rice and wheat.

www.nytimes.com
Climate

Is the ‘heat day’ the new snow day?

With no air conditioning and 90-degree temperatures, schools in the New York region shortened days and canceled activities, in what might become a more common pattern.
Children

Stay away from Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal at all costs, warns CDC

Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.
Children

Pot-smoking mothers may have THC in breast milk for days

Low levels of chemicals in marijuana like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can linger in breast milk for up to six days after nursing mothers use the drug, a U.S. study suggests.

From our Newsroom

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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