Public Health

Nika Knight, staff writer
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have conclusively shown that living close to fracking operations significantly increases asthma sufferers' risks of attacks, adding urgency to the battle against fracking within the Democratic Party as it prepares to convene in Philadelphia next week. "Fracking threatens the basic necessities of life: our...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Buoying single-payer advocates' call for system that covers everyone and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Legislation to address growing Zika virus crisis was packed with "partisan priorities," Senate lawmakers charge. (Photo: Moriah Ratner via The Hill)
Senate Republicans are being accused of politicizing a major public health...

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Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...