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Dr. Richard Jackson: When policymakers ignore science, children pay the price

It's time to reject the myth that pouring harmful chemicals and particles into our air won't destroy our children's future.

More than a decade ago, I authored a paper warning that the toxic pollutant lead was damaging the brains of our children and costing each year's cohort of American babies hundreds of billions in lifetime income. Today I am writing because there is mounting evidence that failing to protect our children from air pollution will cost far more.

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Analysis: Glyphosate exposure trends demand a public health driven response

A study out this month once again highlights the need for bolstered monitoring and regulation of pesticide use and risks—this time the alarm bells are ringing over the world's leading herbicide, glyphosate.

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David Bellinger

Reflections upon the death of a hero, Dr. Herbert Needleman.

At the close of each of my teaching courses at UCLA to young pediatricians and public health students, I focus on the listeners' own future, and on the critical importance in their lives, not just of knowledge, but of character and courage.

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