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State: Water crisis didn’t affect Flint birth outcomes.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
A state health department analysis released Tuesday on birth outcomes in Flint found “no significant differences” before and after the city switched its water source — contrary to a study released last month by researchers in Kansas and West Virginia.
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New maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
There are major concentrations of overweight children in some parts of the world and underweight ones in other parts.
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In-depth firefighting foam contamination tests at Albatross and Jervis Bay.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Results of in-depth testing at HMAS Albatross due to possible contamination from the historical use of firefighting foams are expected to be reported by the end of the year.
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PFOA: Residents confused by latest testing results, saying, 'We are not scientists.'

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Residents say they are concerned and confused by newly released blood test results that indicate a sampling of public water customers have levels of perfluorooctanoic acid twice those of the average U.S. population.
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Eversource, Avangrid artificially constrained gas pipeline capacity for years, report argues.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Researchers estimate withholding of pipeline capacity cost New England electricity customers $3.6 billion over the past three years.
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A small town in Texas. A huge explosion. An unsolved mystery — and the long road back.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
The deadly 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., was the prologue to an epic investigation, a baffling twist and a series of epiphanies on what it means to be a community.
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Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa California fires: 17 dead, more than 180 missing.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
More than 25,000 people fled homes in seven counties as hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain flames that have killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s wine industry.
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Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.
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Hurricane Maria death toll rises in Puerto Rico.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
The confirmed death toll in Puerto Rico rose to 43 nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island.
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How the United States plans to trap its biggest stash of nuclear-weapons waste in glass.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
After decades of delays, a challenging clean-up project is gaining ground.
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Puerto Rico’s health care is in dire condition, three weeks after Maria.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
As the island struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, sick people remain in mortal peril. Hospitals are short of medicines, power supplies and staff.
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Could Zika become a cancer treatment?

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer.
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DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit charging Chemours and its former parent DowDuPont with contaminating drinking water in Wilmington, N.C., with the fluoropolymer processing aid GenX.
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Mr. Trump nails shut the coffin on climate relief.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Ending goals to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants will be the most serious blow to President Obama’s legacy on global warming.
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A dirty power plan.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Many states plan to maintain their own clean-air regulations. The N.C. legislature, unfortunately, won’t allow that here.
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Weed killer for breakfast.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
New book explores controversial week killer, cancer and corrupt science., New book explores controversial weed killer, cancer and corrupt science.
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New South Wales to weaken water quality test for extensions to mines.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
The New South Wales government is rushing through changes to laws that protect Sydney’s drinking water, weakening them to allow extensions to mines, or any other development, that pollute the water catchment.
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Obesity medical bill could "reach $1.2 trillion" a year by 2025.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
At least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.
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Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.
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'Shocking' spike in Hunter Valley's coal-linked air pollution fails to prompt action.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:30
Air pollution from the Hunter Valley coal mines gets so bad for Wendy Wales on occasion that she has called neighbours warning them of a bushfire, mistaking the dust for smoke.
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