Smog standard rejected by Obama would save thousands of lives yearly
July 20, 2012, 9:50 a.m. by Marla Cone, Environmnetal Health News
Analysis determined that a new ozone standard of 70 parts per billion would save 4,310 deaths from heart attacks and respiratory diseases each year.
Killer cookstoves: Indoor smoke deadly in poor countries
July 11, 2012, 1:42 p.m. by Environmental Health News
A new study shows that even newer models of the cookstoves do little to alleviate health risks.
Grassroots organizers strive for environmental equity
June 5, 2012, 7 a.m. by Environmental Health News
A beleaguered community earns multicultural clout in its battle against oil refinery pollution. Part II of an ongoing series from Environmental Health News.
Environmental injustice: One community's story
June 4, 2012, 11:04 a.m. by Environmental Health News
This area is only 25 miles north of San Francisco, yet it is surrounded by 5 oil refineries, 3 chemical companies and scores of toxic waste sites. Health experts say the environment is taking a toll on residents' health.
EPA cancels grant applications for $20-million green chemistry program
April 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m. by Environmental Health News
The proposed green chemistry centers would develop 'improved methods for the design of next generation chemicals' employing scientists from a range of disciplines.
Private wells across U.S. contaminated with arsenic
October 3, 2011, 10:40 a.m. by Environmental Health News
A recent geological survey finds that at least 13% of private well water is contaminated with arsenic and other elements, such as uranium, boron, and lithium.
Inkling of concern: Chemicals in tattoo inks face scrutiny
August 31, 2011, 11:29 a.m. by Environmental Health News
New research has turned up troubling details about chemicals in tattoo inks, including a compound that has been called one of the most potent skin carcinogens. And now the FDA is launching an investigation.
EPA takes on obscure chemicals in consumer products
August 8, 2011, 11:06 a.m. by Environmental Health News
The EPA is cracking down on glymes, a potentially toxic chemical being used in a variety of household products.