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2008-09-21 21:00:26

By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either.

2008-09-04 09:00:23

CLEVELAND, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive review of scientific data on radon emissions from granite countertops shows that contribution to indoor radon levels is well below EPA's guideline for action and even levels found in outdoor air.

2008-09-02 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- To clear up consumer confusion about the safety of granite countertops, a growing number of environmental and health agencies from states across the U.S.

2008-07-21 03:00:16

By McLean, Mike The world is a dangerous place, and while your home might seem like a refuge, you can be exposed to several times the amount of air pollution there that you encounter outside.

2008-07-08 18:00:40

Basin Water, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWTR) announced today that it will install small-scale uranium removal systems treating groundwater wells for three private condominium developments in New Hampshire.

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2007-01-07 16:18:44

After years of often-contentious public meetings, lawsuits and relentless lobbying, the land is now devoid of 1.5 million tons of its most dangerous waste and has begun its transformation into an undeveloped park and wildlife haven covered with woods, prairie and wetlands.

2006-10-17 09:45:00

Revisiting one of physics' most embarrassing cases of scientific misconduct, researchers from Russia and the United States announced Monday that they have created a new super-heavy element, atomic number 118.

2006-05-30 17:06:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children living near nuclear plants in France do not have an increased risk of leukemia, a new study confirms. Most studies that have examined cancer risk near nuclear installations have looked only at how far a child lives from the plant, Dr.

2006-03-08 13:55:00

The lung cancer death of activist Dana Reeve, a non-smoker and widow of "Superman" star Christopher Reeve, has focused attention on what some have discounted as a "self-induced" disease unworthy of adequate research money.

2006-02-09 11:10:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer Americans died of cancer in 2003 than in previous years, the first such decline ever recorded, although the number of cancer deaths among women increased, the American Cancer Society said on Thursday.


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