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EPA Launches Sustainability Reform Effort

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Academy of Sciences will collaborate to ensure the agency's policies are driven by sustainability

December 1, 2010 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Flame Retardants May Alter Hormones of Pregnant Women

High levels of brominated flame retardants can alter pregnant women’s thyroid hormones, which are critical to a baby’s growth and brain development, according to a California study

June 21, 2010 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Endosulfan to Be Banned, Pesticide Poses "Unacceptable Risks," EPA Says

The EPA, declaring that endosulfan is unsafe for farm workers, moves to ban one of the last organochlorine pesticides left in the U.S. Like DDT, endosulfan accumulates in the environment and in the bodies of people and wildlife, and is transported around the world to remote places...

June 10, 2010 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Small Dogs Prove Susceptible to Flea Poison

Warning that the powerful poisons can endanger dogs and cats, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require new instructions and labeling for flea products

March 18, 2010 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Birth Defect Study Casts Doubt on Phthalate Fears

Hypospadias is apparently not on the rise in the U.S., casting doubt on claims that phthalates and other endocrine disruptors cause reproductive abnormalities in humans

July 10, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Clean Diesel Comes of Age

A new study shows that diesel trucks and buses are spewing far less soot and smog into the air than they did just a few years ago

June 18, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Are Selenium Levels Linked to Diabetes?

A new study finds that diabetics had higher levels of selenium, a mineral found in U.S. soil but also some dietary supplements

May 20, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News
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