Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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Jennifer Mora lives with her 4-year-old son Devin in an apartment with one window. For most people, the lack of natural light would be an inconvenience, but for Devin, it's potentially life-threatening: poor ventilation can trigger his asthma.
In the days since a tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, talk of constructing safe rooms in public schools has become commonplace.
Depending on who you ask, and when, fluoride is either one of the top public health initiatives of the 20th century, or a poison artificially injected into the water supply.
It’s okay to whine about mosquitoes. Who doesn’t? But advocating complete eradication is humming a completely different tune.
When children have poorly controlled asthma symptoms, the condition can disrupt their sleep and lead to lower marks in school, according to the results of a U.S. study.
Metro Vancouver’s port authority says it is taking the proper steps to ensure public safety in the Lower Mainland, as environmental groups accuse it of abandoning its responsibility by allowing a company to hold public consultations on a coal port project.
A fresh wind blew through the Town Hall on Tuesday as the ruling Labour executive reversed its stance on air pollution and pledged to take action against the "silent killer."
Child labour in developing world garment factories is a tragic, known occurrence but a new report on children as young as eight toiling away in African mines sheds light on a forgotten group.
Frustrated with genetically modified organisms in food and one of the major companies behind them, a local group will join an international movement Saturday for March Against Monsanto.
Coldwater Creek was once a thing of beauty, but there was one problem that the residents knew nothing about: Some of the deadliest toxic chemicals known to man had been dumped into there. The residents have paid a ghastly price, and the contamination may continue to plague future generations.
As experts warn leaking implants may harm babies, mothers are terrified they have paid a terrible price for their vanity.
A measles outbreak in the mining hub of Moranbah could spread nationwide, with authorities chasing 400 people potentially exposed to the virus who may have flown or driven out of the north Queensland community.
Pregnant women and those planning to have children should ensure adequate iodine intake, according to the authors of a new report. Lack of iodine, for which good dietary sources are milk, dairy products and fish, can lead to reduced mental development in their children, the study found.
The Consumer Protection Department of the Economy and Trade Ministry reawakened old food concerns Wednesday, warning shoppers that recent tests showed signs of pesticide overuse in locally grown fruits and vegetables.
As details of victims emerge, residents of Moore, Okla., begin hauling away animal carcasses, trashed cars and the debris from 13,000 homes battered by the tornado.
Despite being one of the most smog-polluted counties in the nation, Ventura County continues to make progress in improving its air quality.
More than 13 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 18 in Shanghai have tried smoking and almost 4 percent of them are smokers, according to a survey by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's public health school. The study also found that there was a rising number of girls smoking.
Britain is experiencing serious outbreaks of measles that look to be a delayed consequence of a failure to vaccinate infants and young children more than a decade ago out of parental fears that a widely used vaccine to combat measles, mumps and rubella might cause autism.
A democracy is only as strong as its people. We need to be aware of health disparities in our nation, and especially in our city, and address them.
Some parents have been worried about giving their children pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, based on reports that children who take the drugs are more likely to develop asthma. But a new study suggests that the relationship may be little more than a statistical oversight.