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- Parents, Teachers and Press Urged to Spread Message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19-25 October 20, 2014Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 20, 2014) - United behind a theme of âLead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,â EPA Region 7 is urging parents, teachers and news media representatives to join federal, state and local health and environmental agencies in spreading the message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19- […]
- EPA Provides Puerto Rico $26.8 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects October 17, 2014(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $26.8 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems throughout the commonwealth. The funding is awarded annually. […]
- EPA Provides New York State $197 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects October 17, 2014(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $197 million to New York State to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems throughout the state. This funding, which is awarded annual […]
- EPA Provides New Jersey $74 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects October 17, 2014(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $74 million to New Jersey to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems throughout the state. This funding, which is awarded annually, i […]
- EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production October 16, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2014 EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production Washington --- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an analysis of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans. Neonicotinoid pesticides are a class of insecticides widely […]
- New research finds that drinking soda may lead to cell aging and disease, regardless of obesity October 17, 2014At this point, it’s pretty clear that soda is bad for your health. But a new study has found that it may be even worse than we thought.
- Not an “accident”: John Dunnivant, 57, suffers fatal work-related injury at Kia Motors plant in West Point, Georgia October 16, 2014This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the U.S. This one occurred on October 7 at a Kia Motors manufacturing plant.
- Murray cares about the chickens, the workers? Not so much October 15, 2014Too bad Murray's Chicken doesn't care as much about working conditions for its employees, as it does about the living conditions for its birds.
- Study: Public views of drug addiction much more negative than views of mental illness October 14, 2014When it comes to substance abuse disorders, public health and the public at-large are hardly on the same page — in fact, they’re not even reading the same book. And that’s a serious problem for sustaining and strengthening efforts to treat addiction and advancing effective public health policy.
- Expanding the right to know: California workers gain additional access to workplace toxics information as new hazards emerge October 13, 2014"If the California Public Health Department had been able to find out that my company was using a chemical that was killing people, I might never have gotten so sick that I had to have a lung transplant," Ricardo Corona told a California Judiciary Committee last April, testifying in favor of California Senate Bill (SB) 193 that Governor Jerry Brown […]
- New York dairy farm workers organize for justice: ‘Law or no law, we are going to organize’ October 10, 2014“Yes, you can use my name because it doesn’t matter. They have already done everything they can do to me.” Those are words from Eliceo, a former dairy farm worker in upstate New York. Earlier this year, Eliceo, 36, decided to speak up and share his story with local advocates who are tirelessly working to improve conditions on New York dairy farms and end per […]
- Long-acting contraceptives for teens October 9, 2014The American Academy of Pediatrics published a "Contraceptives for Adolescents" policy statement that advises pediatricians to consider long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods as first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents. Recent research shows that women, including teens, will choose LARCs when cost is not a barrier and when heal […]
- Byssinosis, an infamous booklet, and Reagan-era OSHA October 8, 2014In his first week on the job, President Reagan's appointee to head OSHA ordered a booklet about the hazards of cotton dust destroyed. He considered the image and words of textile workers afflicted by "brown lung" disease "biased."
- Occupational Health News Roundup October 7, 2014Latino workers face higher fatality rates on the job; health care workers in Spain blame inadequate protective gear for Ebola infection; California law aims to prevent violence in health care settings; and the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the 10 deadliest occupations.
- Grandmother calls for mandatory minimum penalties for work-related fatalities October 6, 2014A Wyoming grandmother wants the State to impose more meaningful sanctions in work-related fatality cases. Her 20 year-old grandson was killed on-the-job. Despite finding serious violations, the company paid only a $6,700 penalty.
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