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Ecological News

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in 104,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators' investigation of rival Volkswagen.
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Report finds increasing vulnerability for millions of tons of coal ash stored in Chesapeake.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Millions of tons of ash stored at a former coal-fired power plant in the city will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and other coastal risks, according to a report compiled for an environmental group that is seeking to have the ash moved.
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California nail salons start to invest in worker safety.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?
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Obesity-linked diagnoses on the rise among kids and teens.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
A new analysis of U.S. health insurance claims is worrisome, pediatricians say: More and more young people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
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What are antibacterial agents and should we avoid using them?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Cleaning products contain a dizzying array of antibacterial compounds, some of which can damage our health or encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
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Biggest worries, wins of CDC chief.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
As Thomas Frieden prepares to leave office, he shared his hopes for the future and the health threats that still need to be addressed.
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Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella.
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As drug supplies run short, Egyptians turn to herbal remedies.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
In an economic crisis that has led to a shortage of medicines, Egyptians are skipping trips to drug stores and instead turning to herbal remedies to treat every-day illnesses.
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Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
An outline of a settlement that could keep Northern Metal Recycling open in north Minneapolis for more than two years angered some to the point of walking out of a meeting Wednesday with state and local officials.
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Every breath we take.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has expanded its new beryllium regulations to cover shipyard and construction workers, and that is good news for the welfare of our local labor force.
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An unhealthy lifestyle will soon be a luxury.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Puffing on cigarettes, downing whiskey and eating trash may not only cost you cold hard cash and lead to poor health, but it may also mean ballooning health insurance costs in the not-too-distant future.
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This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
A new study holds clues to exactly how stress may increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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Bird flu-plagued South Korea agrees to buy US eggs.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs, marking the first time the Asian country has sought to buy large quantities of fresh U.S. eggs.
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A river for fish, kayaks, swimmers.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Health of Spokane's treasure is an indicator of our communities' values.
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VIDEO: California environmentalists disrupt public meeting on proposed power plant.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
"No more power plants," the group of nearly 30 chanted. "We say no."
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Bangladesh falls short in tackling childhood stunting.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Health experts say a major challenge for the government is to reduce stunting especially in ever-expanding slums, where it is worse than in other areas.
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Trump and vaccine safety: Here’s what RFK Jr. has said about autism.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who said the president-elect asked him to lead an immunization panel, has sought to link childhood vaccinations to autism.
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Oceans, tuberculosis and killer robots – the UN’s diverse agenda in 2017.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
UN member states hope to reach agreement on a diverse range of global issues in 2017, from managing the world’s oceans to banning killer robots to stopping tuberculosis, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
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Controversial weedkiller is finally banned in Malta.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Weedkillers containing both the controversial glyphosate and POE-tallowamine can no longer be sold in Malta, and their use will be completely banned come April.
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Will Trump make vaccines another partisan issue?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:30
Beyond the disregard for scientific evidence, Trump’s decision to take up vaccine-related conspiracy theories could have the added effect of polarizing opinion on vaccines along partisan lines.
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