Environmental health

FILE - In this June 28, 2004, file photo, a customer looks over color chips at a Sherwin-Williams store in Columbus, Ohio. The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly two-decade old lawsuit. The settlement announced Wednesday, July 17, 2019, comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other states. The settlement is with the Sherwin-Williams Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company and NL Industries, Inc. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
July 17, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's former major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday. The settlement comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and...
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July 04, 2019 - 9:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's Hospital has been cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to a patient death and five additional infections, officials said. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a report listing more than two dozen...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing for a trip to Iowa, on the South Lawn of White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump administration's rapid rollbacks of environmental protections. "The EPA on the track it's on ... is...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 22, 2019 - 10:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign on Wednesday released information on dozens of bankruptcy cases the former law professor was involved in, a disclosure that is unlikely to quiet GOP attempts to tie her to the corporate clients she represented. The disclosure includes cases...
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In this undated photo provided by the Prison Law Office, a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal services to prison inmates, is a dining hall where damaged ceiling tiles have been removed at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California is spending $260 million over four years to repair leaking roofs and clear dangerous mold that imperils more than two dozen deteriorating prisons. An inmate lawsuit over the conditions says the repairs aren't moving fast enough. (Prison Law Office via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Maggots and mice have fallen onto inmates' dining tables at a California state prison where holes in the roof also allow rain and bird droppings to seep through and streak the walls, according to an inmate lawsuit that charges the state isn't moving fast enough to repair...
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This photo provided by the FDA shows Claire's Eyeshadows. Claire’s is recalling Claire's Eyeshadows and two other makeup products after U.S. regulators warned people not to use them because of possible asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire’s refused to issue a recall. The retailer at the time disputed the test results but said it removed the products from its stores. Now, it’s also recalling the products, which were sold between October 2016 and March 2019. (FDA via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire's refused to recall any products that might still be in...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire's makeup products after samples tested positive for asbestos, but the retailer disputed the findings. The Food and Drug Administraiton said it issued the warning because it said Claire's refused to comply with its...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, the Milton R. Young Station lignite coal-fired power plant near Center, N.D., glows as dusk blankets the North Dakota prairie landscape. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, it will retain the standard for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 under President Barack Obama. Sulfur dioxide comes from burning coal to produce electricity and from other industrial sources. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
February 26, 2019 - 6:26 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher rule. The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide...
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FILE - In this Jan 30, 2019, file photo, a firefighter walks past an ice-encrusted home after an early morning house fire in St. Paul, Minn. The dangerous cold and heavy snowfall that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than 20 deaths and hundreds of weather-related injuries including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of concern of fraud and abuse. The Justice Department worries the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims _ harming victims, businesses and the government. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
October 31, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of concern of fraud and abuse. The Justice Department worries the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims,...
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