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Friday, November 17, 2017

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines strongly urging farmers to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animals that aren’t sick. WHO, an arm of the United Nations, is concerned that this overuse is creating “superbugs” – deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics used to treat human infections.

 
Friday, November 17, 2017

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Replacements for bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical in plastics and food containers, could be just as harmful or even worse than it, according to a new study by the National Toxicology Program.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Five years is a long time in the life of a child – and for the child’s parents. Five years can be a period of profound change, growth and development. But if Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has his way, millions of American kids will continue to eat harmful amounts of at least two dangerous pesticides for at least that long.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Over the next decade, U.S. cities and towns will spend an estimated $300 billion to replace aging water and sewer pipes. 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Roughly a third of the meat on every turkey goes straight into the garbage. If you tend not to finish your leftovers, buy a smaller bird this year. Try an organic, local or heritage turkey or one raised without antibiotics. Or embrace a seasonal centerpiece of stuffed winter squash.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Confused by the labels on turkeys? EWG helps you sort out the facts with a new label decoder.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pregnant women’s exposure to a rocket fuel chemical, which contaminates drinking water for millions of Americans, could harm the development of fetuses' brains, a new British study found.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Of all the dangers that could be present in our homes, dust may not be the first to come to mind.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 1 percent of samples from public drinking water systems nationwide were contaminated with PFOA, a nonstick chemical formerly used to make DuPont's Teflon.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Women seeking to get pregnant could significantly improve their chances by eating conventional fruits and vegetables with fewer pesticide residues, or eating organic produce, according to a new study in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

A pesticide called dicamba has become a poster child for the arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Federal law on cosmetics and other personal care products is badly broken and has not been updated for nearly 80 years. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The wildfires spreading through California are leaving behind unimaginable devastation, including some of the most polluted air ever recorded in parts of the state.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

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