Environmental Health

Confirmation That Zika Causes Microcephaly Shifts Debate To Prevention

"After several weeks of study and debate, U.S. health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt U.S. lawmakers to fund emergency prevention efforts."

Source: Reuters, 04/14/2016

"Researchers: Lag In Water Use Slows Flint Recovery"

"Flint residents aren’t using enough water to pull necessary chemical treatments through the city’s system, hindering efforts to get water up to safety standards in a community where residents are afraid to use their taps and loathe to pay for what comes out of them.

Although the past six months have produced improvements, recent testing by Virginia Tech researchers, including expert Marc Edwards, shows contamination still at problem levels.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 04/13/2016
September 14, 2016 to September 16, 2016

8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

This event in Barcelona, Spain will examine issues and solutions for multiple facets of children's health related to the environment.

WA State Seeks Millions In Damages From Grocery Manufacturers In Trial

"The [Washington] state attorney general's office is taking a powerful Washington, D.C., lobby, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to court, seeking damages over money laundering in a 2013 initiative campaign."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/12/2016

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