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Stories with subject: Environmental health
  • Carbon monoxide sends 8 people to hospital; 2 critical 
    Updated: May-24-15 10:01 am

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a carbon monoxide leak sent eight people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition.

  • Asbestos-contaminated community to weigh in on final cleanup 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:32 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - Residents of a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure will weigh in this week on a proposal to leave the dangerous material behind in many houses and buildings.

  • Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:57 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak.

  • 4 hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning 
    Updated: May-11-15 12:43 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Four people have been hospitalized after a carbon monoxide scare at a downtown Providence apartment building.

  • WSU researchers make jet fuel compound from fungus 
    Updated: May-10-15 1:01 pm

    RICHLAND, Washington - Recent research out of Washington State University Tri-Cities may have you looking at your compost pile in a new light.

  • Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 7:37 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents and state officials about future exposures.

  • Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

  • UI expects new public health degrees to attract hundreds 
    Updated: May-03-15 10:48 am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Public health has been defined by the World Health Organization as "the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society."

  • Jury awards woman $13M for exposure to asbestos in talcum 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 10:37 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co.

  • Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:58 pm

    EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country.