Environmental Health News

Environmental Health News

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks.

17 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. more...

California fires leave 31 dead, a vast landscape charred, and a sky full of soot.

13 October 2017, Environmental Health News
The reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area. more...

Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge.

16 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Wild poliovirus clings to a tenuous existence in areas like those haunted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, where eradication is costly, dangerous, and urgent. more...

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements.

12 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead-tainted spices and other imports. more...