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Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law
Despite having one of the toughest bans on lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting weights and lures in New Hampshire
Fidget spinners that tested positive for lead pulled from Target stores
Target has removed two models of fidget spinners from its website and began pulling the items from store shelves on Friday after tests showed they contained high levels of lead. Target spokeswoman Jenna Reck said in a statement to ABC News: “While these two products comply with all CPSC guidelines
Elderly couple found safe after going missing during evacuation from Florida amid Hurricane Irma
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon they had found an elderly coupe which went missing in Florida while evacuating from Hurricane Irma over the weekend. Florida residents Milan and Lucille Yezic had been last seen Saturday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET at a gas
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Baby teeth show how exposure to various metals may be linked to autism, study finds
Understanding why some children develop autism and others -- sometimes even their twins -- do not has stymied researchers for decades, but a new study says that baby teeth may provide some clues. The new study published in Nature Communications sheds light on some possible factors in autism risk,
Nearly 77 million served water from contaminated systems, report says
In 2015, more than 76 million Americans were served by community water systems that had some reported drinking water violations, including more than 18 million people receiving water with too much lead and copper, according to new report released today by the environmental advocacy group Natural
Trump's first 100 days of environmental policy
President Donald Trump ’s 100th day in office coincides with planned climate and science marches around the country. The People’s Climate Movement a mega-group with buy-in from Sierra Club, SEIU, NAACP, the National Resources Defense Council and local unions, is planning a protest in Washington,
6 children found unconscious from apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning at hotel
Michigan officials said at least some of the children found unconscious at an indoor pool are in critical condition.
Tips to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning
Lead exposure can result in lead building up in the body, which can cause serious health problems, including death in rare cases.
Against All Odds: From Auschwitz to Zabar's
ABC News' Rachel Scott speaks to Renee Feller, a survivor of Auschwitz who is now an ordained rabbi who connects with people from all over the world at morning coffee at Zabar's Cafe.