Leaked documents say the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to require any study used for its health and safety rulemaking to disclose all of its raw data, including confidential medical records.
For years, the coal industry has lobbied to shut down the EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection and weaken emissions regulations for coal-fired power plants. They might have just scored a twofer.
Rates of childhood asthma, learning problems and cancer have been on the rise for decades, and toxic chemicals appear to be major culprits. In the US, most chemicals are never tested for safety before they're brought to market. There are some steps parents and others can take to protect children and other loved ones.
The latest medical research indicates that seventy percent of rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero suffer serious respiratory illnesses as a result of their exposure to toxic air at the site. The researchers say many will suffer for the rest of thei
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