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Pollution from busy roads may delay kids’ development

Study of children in New York state finds those living close to major roads are twice as likely to score low on communication tests

Children who live near major roads are more likely to score poorly on communication tests and experience development delays, according to a new study.

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Spinach, strawberries and kale top annual report on the most pesticide-tainted produce

If you're going to buy organic, strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines and apples might be a good place to start.

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Black and Hispanic Americans are exposed to a lot of air pollution from white consumption: Study

Black and Hispanic Americans are disproportionately exposed to fine particle air pollution from goods and services consumed mostly by white people, according to a new study.

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People puffing e-cigs are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and depression

A new, yet to-be-published study of nearly 100,000 Americans finds e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.

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Plastic threatens our health from before production to long after it’s thrown away: Report

Plastic pollution is a "threat to human life and human rights" and, in order to stem this problem, we have to overhaul how we produce, use and dispose of it, according to an international report released today.

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Move over bacon: Poultry farms are taking over North Carolina

For decades, North Carolina has made headlines for its massive, concentrated factory hog farming industry, however, a report released today finds that there are now more than twice as many large, concentrated poultry farms than hog farms.

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More bad phthalate news: Early life exposure linked to decreased motor skills

Kids exposed to phthalates prenatally and as 3-year-olds have decreased motor skills later in their childhood, according to a new study.

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PFAS and phthalate chemical exposure early in life may hamper kids’ lungs

Children exposed to three different chemical classes — parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—before birth and shortly after had reduced lung function at 6 and 12 years old, according to a study released today.

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