User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 09:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado health officials mull tougher rule for oil and gas facilities to cut smog 21.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials under pressure to cut Front Range air pollution weigh tougher rules for oil and gas industry.
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Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds 20.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually - or roughly one in six - according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet.
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Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 19.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.
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Colorado’s top insurance regulator says Trump’s health care executive order “will cause problems” 13.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar said President Donald Trump's executive order on health care could lead to skimpier coverage and higher costs for the sick.
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Central Park development in Highlands Ranch shaping up to have healthy living theme 13.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Central Park in Highlands Ranch is beginning to open retail sites, starting with Barre3, a barre fitness studio. Many of the confirmed businesses have a health-centric focus.
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Health care and industrial companies lead U.S. stocks lower 10.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Losses for health care companies and banks left U.S. stocks lower Monday after a quiet day of trading. Industrial conglomerate General Electric skidded after announcing more changes in its leadership.
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Loss of smell may point to dementia risk among elderly 30.9.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Warning to insomniacs and millennials: Less sleep can lead to a shorter life span 28.9.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels 26.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every cup of coffee brewed in California
Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds 22.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.
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Many of the cities with the highest rates of teen shootings have populations of less than 250,000 9.9.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Size may play a role. In tightly packed neighborhoods, insults and perceived insults ricochet like shots in an echo chamber. One shooting inevitably leads to speculation about who will be targeted next.
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State warns of elevated mercury in fish from 3 Arizona lakes 7.9.2017 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
State officials are cautioning people to limit their consumption of fish caught in three Arizona lakes after tests found elevated mercury ...
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Uranium pervades homes on and near Navajo Nation 27.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
EPA budget cuts threaten to slow a long-overdue cleanup.
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Two Denver jail sergeants fired for failing to report intoxicated co-worker 17.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Two Denver Sheriff Department sergeants were fired for failing to report an intoxicated co-worker and then being dishonest about it, and critics say the case shows more inconsistency in deputy discipline.
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Big tobacco’s new cigarette is sleek, smokeless – but is it actually healthier? 12.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Philip Morris says it has created aless toxic cigarette - an innovation it claims could save lives and eliminate smoking in America.
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Authorities just found a toxin in the Jordan River. Here’s why you should stay out of the water. 22.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake County Health Department warned people Friday not to enter the Jordan River after test results found an algae-related toxin in the water. The results showed that the neuro toxin anatoxin-a was present at a “low level” of 0.1 micrograms per liter in the river, and the health department advised people and animals to avoid entering or drinking river water. The toxin could be fatal if ingested. “Toxins present at this level have not been shown to present a health threat to people on th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Amid growing drug crisis, thousands of discarded needles create ‘health risk’ in Utah and across U.S. 17.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Lowell, Mass. • They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland, Maine, officials have collected more than 700 needles so far this year, putting them on track to handily exceed the nearly 900 gathered in all of 2016. In March alone, San Francisco collected more than 13,000 syri...
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First a toxic algal bloom, now elevated E. coli levels — and double the health risk at Utah Lake 15.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Health officials continue to urge residents to stay out of the water at Utah Lake, even more so now that a second potentially harmful bacteria has entered the fray. The Utah County Health Department posted warning signs at Sandy Beach on Friday afternoon, after the amount of E. coli collected in a routine water sample exceeded the threshold considered safe for recreation. The entire lake is under a warning, due to a toxic algal bloom that developed there late last month. Aislynn Tolman-Hill, a s...
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Health warnings on Utah Lake expanded as toxic bloom continues to grow 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Officials say residents should avoid contact with the waters of Utah Lake in light of the detection of a deadly toxin. A bloom of toxic algae, detected late last month, has continued to grow and now appears to cover the majority of the lake west of Provo, according to state officials. And all of the latest samples from the lake tested positive for low levels of anatoxin, a neuro toxin that can be fatal if ingested. Though toxin levels have not yet reached concentrations thought to be fatal, Utah...
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