Environmental health

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. Released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1966, file photo, part of the wrecked fuselage of an USAF B52 bomber lies where it crashed near Palomares, northeast of Almeria, Spain, after a collision in flight with an USAF Kc 135 tanker while refueling. Veterans who say they responded to the 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure have asked a federal appeals court to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The request was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on behalf of veterans who sought disability benefits from the VA but were denied. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Yale Law School...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Pruitt says he will replace the panels that advise him on science and public health issues with new members holding more diverse views. He announced the changes on Oct. 31, saying many previously appointed to the boards were potentially biased because they had received federal grants. The panels advise EPA on a wide range of issues, including drinking water standards and clean air regulations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 31, 2017 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views. In announcing the changes, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested many...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan. Cases of dengue fever _ a painful mosquito-borne spread disease _ have doubled every decade since 1990 with 58.4 million cases and 10,000 deaths in 2013. Dr. Howard Frumkin, a former environmental health director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said climate change, which allows mosquitoes to live in more places and stay active longer with shorter freeze seasons, is part but not all of the reason. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
October 30, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is hurting people's health a bit more than previously thought, but there's hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said. The poor and elderly are most threatened by worsening climate...
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In this July 12, 2017, photo, George Riegel, Jr., M.D., right, owner of Asbestos Removal Technologies Inc., helps prepare a personal air monitor on job forman Megan Eberhart before asbestos abatement in Howell, Mich. Congress ordered the EPA review last year to gauge risks of asbestos and nine other highly toxic substances and find better ways to manage them for public safety. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 25, 2017 - 7:53 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins in homes, offices and...
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September 15, 2017 - 4:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Jose has re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic, but there is no current threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday afternoon that Irma had sustained winds of 75 mph (120...
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September 14, 2017 - 9:07 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers around hurricane-scarred Florida worked to make sure elderly residents were safe, evacuating multiple assisted-living facilities, after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning in the storm. In one of the latest actions...
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September 14, 2017 - 8:01 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. Even in the face of a...
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September 13, 2017 - 12:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Florida Keys facility that rehabilitates injured sea turtles has some new arrivals after Hurricane Irma. At the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, the rescued sea creatures sat in tanks fed by water pumped with a generator on...
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September 13, 2017 - 11:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Several gas stations and a hardware store have reopened in the upper Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. But residents still weren't being allowed past Lower Matecumbe Key. On Conch Key in Coral Key Village, a devastated trailer...
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