Sep

18

2018
Exposure to organochlorine pesticides in the womb linked to poorer lung function in childhood

Exposure to organochlorine pesticides in the womb linked to poorer lung function in childhood

Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb go on to have worse lung function in childhood, according to new research. These compounds, which include the pesticide DDT, as well as electrical insulators and other industrial products, are now banned in most parts of the world. However, because they degrade very slowly, they are still present in the environment and in foods.


Sep

12

2018
FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

The Food and Drug Administration said teen vaping has reached epidemic proportions, prompting more than 1,300 warning letters to stores selling e-cigarettes to kids and an ultimatum to four companies. (Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)



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