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Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Children born to mothers who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke during pregnancy face an elevated risk of eczema and other skin problems in childhood.
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NJ administration reportedly settles $8.9B Exxon lawsuit in a hurry — for only $250M.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
In a move stunning to lawmakers and environmentalists, the Christie administration is reportedly settling an 11-year-old pollution lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. for $250 million, a fraction of the $8.9 billion it originally sought.
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Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
A massive food-monitoring programme in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has provided scientists with a unique look at how radioactivity peaks in different foods after a nuclear spill.
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Iron nanoparticles snatch uranium.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Using wee balls of iron, scientists can catch radioactive fuel - hook, line and sinker.
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Slick idea proposed to stretch water supplies.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
In drought-ridden US, water managers consider using a coating one molecule thick to reduce evaporation from reservoirs.
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Is your state trying to outlaw vaccine exemptions?

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Legislators in 29 states have introduced bills that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids.
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Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades.
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Corn for home heat: A green idea that never quite popped.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Burning kernels provides clean energy, but it takes muscle and increasingly more cash.
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Killer smog tests top Iran woman as pollution sparks action.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
The snowy peaks of the Alborz Mountains visible through Iranian Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar’s Tehran office window may be evidence that the city is finally serious about tackling its chronic air pollution.
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Persistence pays off in studying persistent organic pollutants.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
As an organic analytical chemist, Ronald A. Hites of Indiana University has been taking the measure of persistent organic pollutants in the environment for decades.
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People with low incomes say they pay a price in poor health.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
When you ask people what impacts health you'll get a lot of different answers. But if you dig a little deeper you'll find a clear dividing line, and it boils down to one word: money.
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Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Despite weeks of investigation by multiple federal and state agencies, the cause of the release and the extent of the contamination remain unknown, according to interviews and records obtained by USA TODAY.
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Micro plastic harming reef coral: Study.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Coral inhabiting the Great Barrier Reef have added plastic to their menus, a toxic option that researchers have found to be also affecting some marine life.
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Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
A civil engineer battles Los Angeles over its air pollution legacy.
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Environmental damage to Gaza exacerbating food insecurity.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Extensive damage to Gaza’s environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year’s war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.
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China orders two local governments to punish polluting steel mills.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
China's environmental ministry has ordered local governments in two key steel-producing cities to take tougher action against polluters from the sector as part of efforts to improve air quality.
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China’s long food chain plugs in.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
The country’s sprawling supply chain has challenged governmental efforts to ensure quality, and so its tech giants are working to provide shoppers with useful tools.
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Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover cost of increased buffers to keep livestock from fouling waterways that feed into the historic estuary.
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Nearly halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola makes comeback by sea.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Sierra Leone thought it had beaten back the disease, then two fishing boats carrying three infected mariners arrived at a wharf in February.
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Kew quest to prevent coffee dying out.

Environmental Health News - 58 min 33 sec ago
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew have begun a desperate bid to find a new bean of coffee which can thrive as the climate warms, before the world’s supplies run out.
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