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Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn
US regulators warn that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may not be accurate
New England confronts little-known, messy legacy of mining
Think of New England industry, and mills, farms and lobsters come to mind. But the region also has a sometimes-messy legacy of mining — and the bill is due. Companies that once pursued copper, iron and other ores have abandoned half a million mines nationwide and left the cleanup to taxpayers,
Utilities group petitions EPA head to upend coal ash rule
A utilities group is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to sweep away rules governing the disposal of the poison-laden ash left behind when coal is burned to generate electricity
Portland, Oregon, voters weigh tax hike for school lead fix
Voters in Oregon's largest city are weighing the biggest school bond in state history following a scandal last year over lead found in the water at almost every Portland school
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.
On Eve of Holiday Shopping, Consumer Advocates Say Vigilance Needed in Children’s Product Safety
On the eve of the holiday shopping season -- and amid concern that the incoming administration of Donald Trump might roll back gains in safety regulations -- consumer advocates on Tuesday released their annual report on unsafe children’s toys. The 31st annual “Trouble in Toyland” report , released