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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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EDF Applauds Dourson’s Reported Withdrawal from Chemical Safety Position 14.12.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. [Use this link to see all of our posts on Dourson.] According to press reports, the nomination of Michael Dourson to lead EPA’s toxics office is being withdrawn. Dr. Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, said, “The withdrawal of Michael Dourson’s nomination is good news for the health of American families. It […]
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Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior 13.12.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces, a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher said.
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Minnesota Senate appointment could create a mess back home 13.12.2017 AP Politics
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The elevation of Minnesota's Republican state Senate president to lieutenant governor as part of a chain reaction after U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation will likely lead to a legal fight over whether she can hold two jobs....
'Phenomenal' trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say 13.12.2017 Washington Post
'Phenomenal' trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say
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Closing in on the chemicals that make us fat or infertile 12.12.2017 TreeHugger
A special type of chemicals that can do great harm to our health, hormone disruptors have long been under-regulated. As the US EPA eliminates programs, hope for progress turns to the European Union.
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Five biggest Golden Globes snubs include 'The Big Sick,' Jordan Peele 11.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Eagle poisoned with lead treated by D.C. animal welfare group 7.12.2017 Washington Post
Eagle poisoned with lead treated by D.C. animal welfare group
Fighting reproductive health leads to further inequality for women 7.12.2017 - News for the rest of us
Fighting reproductive health leads to further inequality for women
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Judge detains ricin suspect with prior suicide attempts 7.12.2017 AP National
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The extensive mental health history of a woman accused of manufacturing ricin and testing the deadly toxin on fellow residents of an upscale senior living facility in Vermont includes hospitalizations and suicide attempts, a federal judge said Wednesday....
Air pollution is hurting human procreation 6.12.2017 TreeHugger
It distorts sperm, makes it harder to get pregnant, and can lead to premature births and low birth weights -- yet another reason why cars and humans don't mix well.
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Philly firefighters and cancer: Coincidence or job hazard? 6.12.2017 News
The Philadelphia Fire Department is taking action to reduce the hazards that first responders face.
New Test Provides Accurate Measure of DNA Damage from Chemical Compounds 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
A new biomarker test developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and their colleagues can help predict, with up to 90 percent certainty, which chemical compounds can cause DNA damage that could lead to cancer. The study was published early online the week of December 4, 2017, in PNAS.
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Obesity Prevented in Mice Fed High-Fat Diet 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to prevent fat cells from growing larger, a process that leads to weight gain and obesity. By activating a pathway in fat cells in mice, the researchers found they could feed the animals a high-fat diet without making them obese.
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Bryan Singer responds to firing from Bohemian Rhapsody 5.12.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Incumbent president leads in disputed Honduran elections, but no winner declared 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, seeking a second term in office, continued to hold a slim lead Monday as officials largely completed the count in disputed national balloting.

But eight days after the voting, authorities had yet to proclaim a winner as the opposition continued to allege...

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Why saturated fatty acids are bad for our health 3.12.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Police: Retiree made ricin, tested it on neighbors 1.12.2017 AP National
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A woman who lives at a Vermont retirement community has been accused of making ricin and testing the deadly toxin on other residents by putting it on their food or in beverages over a period of weeks....
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Kellyanne Conway will now lead the fight against opioids - God help us all | Mike Newall 1.12.2017 News
Because what this fight was missing was a Saturday Night Live meme whose chief talent is spinning elaborate, reality-bending lies on national television.
Skin care expert Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, urges women: Know what's in your face oil 30.11.2017 LA Times: Health
After cancer scare, Peterson shuns toxic ingredients. Her company buys organic whenever possible, she says. She warns customers off of lotions and creams. "It has an amazing effect on the skin."
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