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First Quarter 2005


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March

U.S. EPA Promulgates First Clean Air Act Residual Risk Standards (3/31/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Nearly 3,000 Die in Residential Fires Each Year, USFA Study Shows Smoke Alarms Missing in Two-thirds of Deadly Residential Fires (3/31/05, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Targeting and Collaborations a Big Success; Priority Groups Received Majority of 2004-05 Influenza Vaccine Thanks to 17 Million Healthy Americans Stepping Aside (3/31/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Key Internet System Faces Technical and Political Challenges (3/31/05, National Academies)

Consumers Confused by, Unaware of, GM Food Issues (3/31/05, National Academies)

U.S. EPA Proposes to Revoke Certain Tolerances for Six Pesticides (3/30/05, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)

Bird Flu: FAO Sends Experts to North Korea - Agency Offers Assistance to Control Outbreaks - Poultry an Important Source of Protein (3/30/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

New Report Identifies Challenges of Biometrics (3/30/05, European Union)

Europeans Ask U.S. for More Time on Biometric Passports (3/30/05, EUobserver)

Despite New Bird Flu Cases, No Evidence So Far of Easy Spread in Humans – United Nations (3/30/05, United Nations)

Earth’s Ecosystems Crucial for Economic, Social, and Spiritual Stability (3/30/05, United Nations Environment Programme); also see UN-Backed Ecological Report Warns of Potential New Diseases and "Dead Zones" (3/30/05, United Nations) and Damage to Ecosystems Poses Growing Threat to Human Health (3/30/05, World Health Organization

International Climate Change Conference – Melbourne, 13-17 November 2005 (3/30/05, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Tips to Prevent Mold-Related Health Problems (3/30/05, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

U.S. EPA Issues "Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment" and Supplemental Guidance on Risks from Early-Life Exposure (3/29/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment and Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens (3/29/05, National Center for Environmental Assessment)

Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 2005 March 28, 16:09:37 (UTC) (3/28/05, U.S. Geological Survey)

Fight Osteoporosis: Bone Up on B12 (3/28/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Scientists Collaborate To Assess Health of Global Environment (3/28/05, EurekAlert)

TOPOFF 3 - Exercising National Preparedness, April 4-8, 2005 (3/28/05, U.S. Department of Homeland Security); read additional TOPOFF 3 fact sheets on exercising international preparedness, biological agents, and chemical agents

Fat May Promote Inflammation, New Study Suggests (3/28/05, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center)

New "Golden Rice" Carries Far More Vitamin (3/27/05, New Scientist)

Early Cannabis Use May Risk Mental Health (3/26/05, New Scientist)

NIST To Hold World Trade Center Investigation Press Briefing in New York City - Agency Will Announce Final Probable Collapse Sequence for World Trade Center Towers, Discuss Findings on Codes, Evacuation, and Emergency Response (3/25/05, National Institute of Standards and Technology); text of the briefing presentation and supporting materials will be available at http://wtc.nist.gov/ concurrent with the media briefing

U.S. Flu Vaccine Trials May Be Effort Wasted (3/25/05, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces New Communication Tools To Help Parents Talk To Their Teens About Abstinence - Web Site to Help Parents Discuss Important Issues about Healthy Choices, Sex and Relationships (3/25/05, HHS)

Billions in Cost Estimated for Firefighter Injuries (3/24/05, National Institute of Standards and Technology)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Final Risk Minimization Guidances (3/24/05, FDA)

New Website on Forest Invasive Species - African Countries Will Share Information, Experiences and Benefits (3/24/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Economic Shock Waves from Avian Influenza Spreading Faster Than the Disease  - New bio-era™ Study Highlights Economic Risks of Possible Pandemic Originating in SE Asia - Identifies Winning and Losing Sectors and Companies (3/23/05, Bio Economic Research Associates)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine (3/23/05, National Institutes of Health)

Unapproved GM Corn Found in U.S. Food Chain (3/23/05, New Scientist)

European Commission Confirms Quality of European GMO Legislative Framework (3/22/05, European Union); also see Questions and Answers on the Regulation of GMOs in the European Union

Water for Life Decade Launched on World Water Day (3/22/05, United Nations Environment Programme); see official website of International Decade for Action - Water for Life, 2005-2015

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Graco Children’s Products Announce Recall of Toddler Beds (3/22/05, CPSC); also read Record Civil Penalty Levied Against Graco Children’s Products Inc. - CPSC, Graco Announce New Recall of 1.2 Million Toddler Beds

Energy Department Releases New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Guidance, Seeks Public Comment - Program Will Ensure Greater Accuracy and Completeness (3/22/05, U.S. Department of Energy)

National Transportation Safety Board Publishes Its First Transportation Safety Journal (3/22/05, NTSB); see journal listing in RiskWorld

Researchers Confirm Hot and Violent Ash Flow from Volcano Surged Back on Land from the Sea (3/22/05, U.S. Geological Survey)

Final Farm-Scale Crop Trial Finds Against GM (3/21/05, New Scientist)

"Water for Life" Decade: Appropriate Policies Needed to Make Better Use of Water - It Takes One Tonne of Water to Produce One Kilogram of Wheat (3/21/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization); also see Marking World Water Day, UN To Launch Water for Life Decade (3/21/05, United Nations)

Rubella No Longer Major Public Health Threat in the United States (3/21/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

USDA Gives Hard Boiled Tips for Easter and Passover Food Safety: If You Find a Hidden Easter Egg Three Days Later, Throw It Out! Leave That Egg on the Passover Seder Plate! (3/21/05, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Egypt Lifts Ban On U.S. Beef Products (3/21/05, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

U.S. Cancels Agent Orange Study in Vietnam (3/20/05, New Scientist)

World Water Day, 22 March - Water Is Life (3/18/05, European Union)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Announces Expansion of BSE Research Program and Research Initiative to Improve Food Safety (3/18/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

The President of Chile and the WHO Director-General Launch Global Commission to Tackle the "Causes Behind the Causes of Ill-health" (3/18/05, World Health Organization)

Annan To Present on Monday New Report on Building Better and Safer World (3/18/05, United Nations)

Model Year 2005 Vans Crash Test, Rollover Ratings Available on Safercar.Gov (3/18/05, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Waist Size Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Men (3/17/05, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Climate Change Inevitable in 21st Century - Rise of Sea Level to Outpace Temperature Increase (3/17/05, National Science Foundation)

Members of European Parliament To Visit U.S. Nuclear Weapons Facilities (3/17/05, EUobserver)

European Rail Traffic Management System: a Major European Project for the Rail Networks (3/17/05, European Union)

College Alcohol Problems Exceed Previous Estimates (3/17/05, National Institutes of Health)

Tuberculosis in the United States, 2004 - TB at All-Time Low, but Decline Is Slowing and Racial Disparities Persist (3/17/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Obesity Epidemic: European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Pledges Action as Data Shows More Children Overweight (3/17/05, European Union)

Obesity Threatens to Cut U.S. Life Expectancy, New Analysis Suggests (3/16/05, National Institutes of Health)

New Figures on the Costs of Generating Electricity Released Today (3/16/05, Nuclear Energy Agency)

Protecting Workers in the Event of Radiation Accidents (3/16/05, UK National Radiological Protection Board)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces First-Ever Rule to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Power Plants (3/15/05, U.S. EPA)

Rush to VOIP Raises Security Fears (3/14/05, New Scientist)

Canada Lags Behind in Learning from 9/11 Attack: Expert - Federal Government Still Has Not Convinced the Public That Their Safety Is At Risk (3/14/05, University of Toronto)

Orchestra Pit No Danger to Hearing (3/14/05, University of Toronto)

Inflammatory Condition Doubles Heart Attack, Stroke Risk - Seniors with Chronic Age-related Condition Encouraged to Maintain Healthy Lifestyle (3/14/05, University of Toronto)

Multi-Center Study Shows Link Between Residential Radon And Lung Cancer (3/14/05, University of Iowa)

Short-term Effects of Spit Tobacco Suggest Long-term Health Risks - Mayo Clinic Study Finds Spikes in Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Adrenaline After "Dipping" (3/14/05, EurekAlert)

Acid Rain Likely Stunts U.S. Forests (3/14/05, U.S. Geological Survey)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Landmark Clean Air Interstate Rule (3/11/05, U.S. EPA); also see U.S. Pollution Cuts Could Save 17,000 Lives a Year (3/11/05, New Scientist)

Boosting Aircraft Ventilation May Cut Disease (3/11/05, New Scientist)

Oak Ridge Reservation Health Effects Subcommittee To Hold
Federal Advisory Committee Meeting in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
(3/11/05, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

New Technique Uses Seismic "Garbage" to View Earth's Interior (3/10/05, National Science Foundation)

United Nations Moves Ahead with Interim Tsunami Early-warning System for Indian Ocean (3/9/05, United Nations)

Risk and Crisis Management in Agriculture: European Commission Invites Agricultural Council to Debate Options (3/9/05, European Union)

External Peer Consultation Workshop on Research Needs Related to the Mode of Action of the Inhalation Carcinogenicity of Naphthalene (3/8/05, National Center for Enviromental Assessment)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency To Strengthen Protection from Lead in Drinking Water (3/7/05, U.S. EPA)

Federal Trade Commission Releases Staff Report on Spyware Workshop (3/7/05, FTC)

Depleted Fish Stocks Require Recovery Efforts - New Report on World Fisheries and Aquaculture Presented to FAO Committee on Fisheries Today (3/7/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Generating Forest Data for Proper Policy Formulation (3/7/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director's Statement on the Findings of the Women's Health Study (3/7/05, National Institutes of Health)

Phone Viruses: How Bad Is It? (3/6/05, New Scientist)

Acrylamide Levels in Food Called "Health Concern" by UN Expert Committee - Levels Should Be Reduced (3/4/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

The Neutrino Underground- Fermilab's NuMI/MINOS Experiment Will Fire Trillions of the Ghostly Particles Through the Earth in an Effort to Learn Their Secrets (3/4/05, National Science Foundation)

Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop by Nearly 40% Over Five Years - Africa Leads Effort to Halve Deaths from a Leading Child Killer by the End of 2005 (3/4/05, World Health Organization)

Scientists Work to Detect Mysterious Neutrinos (3/4/05, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

U.S. EPA Releases First Annual Report on the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) (3/4/05, U.S. EPA Pesticide Programs)

Autism Rises Despite MMR Ban in Japan (3/3/05, New Scientist)

Statement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Regarding the Passage of S.J.Res. 4 (Minimal-Risk Rule) by the United States Senate (3/3/05, USDA)

Future Bioterrorism Preparation Can Be Improved Through Lessons Learned from the National Smallpox Vaccination Effort (3/3/05, National Academies); read full report The Smallpox Vaccination Program: Public Health in an Age of Terrorism and opening statement at news conference

AIDS in Fishing Communities: A Serious Problem, Frequently Overlooked - FAO Teams Up with Experts to Suggest Policy Fixes (3/3/05, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Assesses New Report on Acrylamide (3/3/05, FDA)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues Annual Assessments for Nation's Nuclear Plants (3/3/05, NRC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announce First Ever Agency-Wide Research Agenda (3/3/05, CDC)

National Institute of Standards and Technology Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Investigation Team Calls for Improvements - Draft Report Released for Public Comment (3/3/05, NIST)

Predicting and Reducing Lead Poisoning in Urban Youth (3/3/05, Environmental Health Perspectives)

Driving Food Home Can Cost the Earth (3/2/05, New Scientist)

New Study Shows Impact of Mercury Pollution: $8.7 Billion Lost Annually Due to Poisoning in the Womb Study Published Days Before U.S. Senate Committee, U.S. EPA Decide on Mercury Reduction Plans (3/2/05, Environmental Health Perspectives)

Mitigation: Minimizing the Effects of Disaster (3/2/05, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary's Statement Regarding the Temporary Injunction Issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana Regarding USDA's Minimal-Risk Rule (3/2/05, USDA)

U.S. EPA Provides List of Alternatives to CCA-Treated Wood for Residential Use on Its Newly Reorganized CCA Web Page (3/2/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Grant Funding Available for Training Health Care Providers on Pesticide Issues (3/2/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides Updated Patient and Healthcare Provider Information Concerning Crestor (3/2/05, FDA)

"HELP – For a Life Without Tobacco" (3/1/05, European Union); http://www.help-eu.com/ to launch 1 May 2005

New Air Pollution Protocol To Take Effect on 17 Mary 2005 (3/1/05, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports Cellular Phone Use by Motorists Is on the Rise (3/1/05, NHTSA)

Preventing Diabetes Complications Could Save $2.5 Billion Annually (3/1/05, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

New Process Needed to Decide Which Radioactive Wastes Should Be Exempt from Deep Underground Disposal; Recommendations Made on Accelerating Cleanup at DOE Sites (3/1/05, National Academies); read full reports, Risk and Decisions About Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste and Improving the Characterization and Treatment of Radioactive Wastes for the Department of Energy's Accelerated Site Cleanup Program

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Released for Public Comment (3/1/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

February 2005

Landmark UN Tobacco-Control Treaty Becomes Law (2/28/05, United Nations)

Bush Administration Moves Forward to Develop Next Generation Nuclear Energy Systems (2/28/05, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory)

European Commission Member Responsible for Energy Addresses Workshop Today in Brussels: "European Union Needs a Clear Answer on Nuclear Waste" (2/28/05, European Union)

For Those at Risk of Diabetes, Prevention Efforts Are Worth Every Penny, New Study Finds - First Study to Show Cost-Effectiveness of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Efforts (2/28/05, University of Michigan Health System)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee Offers Guidance to States on Developing Systems for Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections (2/28/05, CDC)

USDA Agency Hosts Biobased Products Conference (2/28/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

NIOSH, Georgetown University Center Join to Advance Integration of Health, Safety, Economic Research (2/28/05, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Some 36 Countries Worldwide Face Serious Food Shortages, Says FAO Report - Conflicts, Bad Weather Cause African Food Problems (2/28/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Briefs Press on Iran, Egypt (2/28/05, IAEA)

IAEA OSART / EXPERT Follow-Up Review Mission Completes Assessment of Actions Taken by Paks Nuclear Power Plant (2/28/05, International Atomic Energy Agency)

Medication Awareness Key to Catching Errors: Study - Bring Pills to Hospital and Provide Written List on How Medicines Are Used at Home, Researchers Suggest (2/28/05, University of Toronto)

Risk of Herpes Infection Rises with Oral Sex - University of Pittsburgh Study First to Document Increase, Particularly in Young Women (2/28/05, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Naltrexone Tested as Weight Gain Deterrent in Quitting Smoking (2/28/05, Yale University)

United Nations Environmental Agency to Study Mercury Supply in Bid to Curb Health Risks (2/25/05, United Nations); also see Action on Heavy Metals Among Key GC Decisions (2/25/05, United Nations Environment Programme)

USDA Releases Technical Assessment on the Implementation of the Canadian Feed Ban (2/25/05, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Leading Veterinary Experts of 28 Countries Call for More Vigorous Bird Flu Control - Control Efforts Still Underfunded - Combating Bird Flu Should Become Top Priority (2/25/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Coast-to-coast Polio Drive to Counter Epidemic in Africa - 22-Nation Synchronized Immunization Campaign To Reach 100 Million Children as Virus Spreads to Ethiopia (2/25/05, World Health Organization); also see UN-Led Mass Immunization Drive Across Africa Aims to Stop Resurgence of Polio (2/25/05, United Nations)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Request for Information Concerning Management and Operations of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (2/24/05, DHS); see fact sheet on National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center

Latest FDIC Consumer News Features Tips for Simplifying Your Financial Life (2/24/05, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Global Tobacco Treaty Enters into Force with 57 Countries Already Committed - Parties Represent 2.3 Billion People (2/24/05, World Health Organization)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report States Hypothermia-Related Deaths Are Preventable (2/24/05, CDC)

U.S. EPA Develops Trichloroethylene (TCE) Issue Papers (2/24/05, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment)

Customs: European Commission Welcomes Approval of Proposal to Improve Security at External Borders (2/24/05, European Union); also see frequently asked questions on customs security at external borders

Cancer-Risk Dye Taints Foods Worldwide (2/24/05, New Scientist)

Hydroelectric Power's Dirty Secret Revealed (2/24/05, New Scientist)

Soccer Link to Motor Neuron Disease (2/24/05, New Scientist)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Signs Cooperative Safety Agreement with the European Commission at International Safety Conference (2/23/05, CPSC)

Perchlorate Found in Breast Milk Across U.S. (2/23/05, New Scientist)

Fighting Bird Flu at Its Origin to Prevent a Human Flu Pandemic; Disease Likely to Persist for Many Years to Come - Affected Countries in Need of Support (2/23/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Bush Administration To Expand Beryllium Disease Screening Program - Former Employees of DOE Vendors Eligible for Free Screening (2/23/05, U.S. Department of Energy)

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Reported to Energy Information Administration Increase in 2003 (2/23/05, EIA)

A Unique Free Database - Macroeconomic Data for UNECE Countries Now Available on the Web (2/23/05, UN Economic Commission for Europe)

NICHD Program Helps Parents Set Limits To Reduce Teens' Driving Under Risky Conditions - Effect Lasts Through Critical One-Year Period (2/22/05, National Institutes of Health)

Human Transmission of Avian Virus Documented (2/22/05, National Academies)

Beneficial Fungal Strains Fight Harmful Ones in Corn (2/22/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Laboratory's Latest Truck Stopping Technology Has Applications in Site Protection (2/22/05, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Annual Report for 2004 Is Now Available (2/22/05, U.S. EPA OPP)

CDC Director Speaks at National Press Club Conference: "The State of the CDC: Fiscal Year 2004 - Protecting Health for Life" (2/22/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Climate Change To Bring a Wave of New Health Risks (2/21/05, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Physical Activity Linked to Protection from Parkinson's Disease (2/21/05, Harvard School of Public Health)

U.S.-Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Set To Open March 25 (2/21/05, U.S. Department of Transportation)

Tsunami Relief: Build-up of Excessive Fishing Capacity Must Be Avoided - Replacement Boats and Equipment Should Be Appropriate to Local Conditions (2/21/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

UNEP Launches 2004/5 Global Environment Outlook Yearbook (2/21/05, United Nations Environment Programme)

International Ministerial Conference "Nuclear Power for the 21st Century," Paris, 21-22 March 2005 (2/21/05, Nuclear Energy Agency)

We're Here, We're Warming, Can We Get Used to It? (2/21/05, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Privatising Nuclear Clean-up Risks Public Safety (2/19/05, New Scientist)

Bush Hydrogen Vision "Fueled" by California Station Opening (2/18/05, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. EPA Sets Reference Dose for Perchlorate (2/18/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see a new summary for perchlorate and perchlorate salts at the IRIS Web site

Scientists Advance in Detection and Attribution of Climate Change (2/18/05, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

New European Cancer Figures for 2004 - Cancer Experts Say Major Efforts Needed Against the Big Four Killers (2/17/05, International Agency for Research on Cancer)

Big Cities Must Address Risks of Underground Expansion, UN University Says (2/17/05, United Nations)

Independent Oversight of Vaccine Safety Data Program Needed To Ensure Greater Transparency and Enhance Public Trust (2/17/05, National Academies)

Motor Vehicle Backover Injury Among Children and Youth - United States, 2001-2003 (2/17/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Decision-Makers' Forum: Leaders Identify Strategic Steps Necessary to Advance Nuclear Energy (2/16/05, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory)

Dietary Protein and Bone Health Revisited (2/16/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

U.S. Department of Energy Announces 12 Projects to Increase Vehicle Efficiency (2/16/05, DOE)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Improvements in Drug Safety Monitoring (2/15/05, FDA)

Public Meeting To Discuss Proposals for the Task Force on Foods Derived Through Biotechnology (2/15/05, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

The Kyoto Protocol Enters into Force This Week on 16 February 2005 (2/14/05, United Nations Environment Programme)

Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Raises Alarm (2/14/05, New Scientist)

Hypothyroidism Associated with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk (2/14/05, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center)

Flu Vaccination Benefits People of Any Age with High-risk Medical Conditions (2/14/05, EurekAlert)

Striking a Chord with Concertgoers to Reduce Hearing Loss - Risk of Damage from Loud Music (2/14/05, EurekAlert)

UN Intensifies Efforts to Bring DPR of Korea Back to Nuclear Talks, Envoy Says (2/11/05, United Nations)

Cleaner, Cheaper Coal Power (2/11/05, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

IRIS Toxicological Review and Summary Documents for N-Hexane (2/11/05, National Center for Environmental Assessment)

CDC: Influenza Vaccine Was Used for Priority Groups (2/10/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

USDA Announces Sign-up for Tobacco Transition Payment Program (2/10/05, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Children, TV, Computers and More Media: New Research Shows Pluses, Minuses ( 2/11/05, National Science Foundation)

UN Secretary-General Calls on DPR of Korea's Partners to Bring It Back to Nuclear Talks (2/10/05, United Nations)

Today’s Earthquake in Arkansas Provides Wake-Up Call (2/10/05, U.S. Geological Survey)

2004 Deadliest in Nearly 500 years for Earthquakes (2/10/05, U.S. Geological Survey)

Scientists Discover First Step That Enables Natural Pesticide to Enter Target Cells (2/10/05, National Science Foundation)

Combating Blindness Is Vision of University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Project (2/9/05, ORNL)

Power of Tsunami Earthquake Heavily Underestimated (2/9/05, New Scientist)

Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change (2/9/05, European Union)

U.S. Fire Administration Releases Fire Risk Reports (2/9/05, USFA)

British Goat May Have Harboured BSE (2/8/05, New Scientist)

Contrary to Previous Findings, Smoking Is Detrimental Rather than Beneficial to Patients with Alzheimer's, UCI Study Shows (2/8/05, University of California, Irvine)

U.S. Fire Administration Releases Report on the Seasonal Nature of Fires (2/7/05, USFA)

Recent Cases of "Mad Cow Disease" Are Isolated Incidents - Three Cases Detected in Canada and One in the US (2/7/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Project Honeypot Aims to Trap Spammers (2/7/05, New Scientist)

New Laser Research Could Improve Oil Exploration Success (2/7/05, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Tsunami Response Shows Way to Deal with World’s Long-standing Ills – UNICEF (2/7/05, United Nations)

Birth Size and Adult Cancer Risk - Study Shows Larger Babies Have Higher Risk of Certain Cancers in Adulthood (2/7/05, EurekAlert)

First Human Case of Mad Cow Disease in Japan (2/4/05, New Scientist)

New Strategies Needed to Secure Food and Safeguard Ecosystems - Water Conference Proposes Actions to Reconcile Water Needs of Agriculture and Ecosystems (2/4/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

International Atomic Energy Agency Confronts Europe's Cancer Scourge (2/4/05, IAEA)

Alarm Bells Ring Louder Over Climate Change (2/4/05, New Scientist); read the International Symposium on the Stabilisation of Greenhouse Gases steering committee's report (PDF version)

President's 2006 Budget Request More Than Doubles Great Lakes Legacy Funding (2/4/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Increase in Brownfields Funding Underscores President’s Commitment to Revitalization (2/4/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Restore Web-Based Access to Online Library (2/4/05, NRC)

South Asia Slashes Polio Cases by Nearly Half (2/4/05, World Health Organization)

Substance Protects Resilient Staph Bacteria (2/3/05, National Institutes of Health)

National Institutes of Health Call on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications - Online Archive Will Make Articles Accessible to the Public (2/3/05, NIH)

Only Huge Emissions Cuts Will Curb Climate Change (2/3/05, New Scientist)

Full-body MRI Shows Promise for Screening, but Should Stay in Research Area for Now, Study Says (2/3/05, EurekAlert)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients at Higher Risk for Unrecognized Heart Disease and Cardiac Sudden Death (2/3/05, EurekAlert)

Berkeley Lab Study Estimates $80 Billion Annual Cost of Power Interruptions (2/2/05, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is an "Awakened Giant" (2/2/05, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Completes Environmental Review for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (2/2/05, DHS); also see fact sheet about center

First Case of BSE in a Goat: EU Member States Support Commission Proposal for Increased Testing (2/2/05, European Union)

Strengthening the Non-Proliferation Treaty and World Security - 2005 Review Conference of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (2/2/05, International Atomic Energy Agency)

Health Canada Launches Campaign to Encourage Parents to Make Their Homes Smoke-Free (2/2/05, Health Canada)

World Nuclear University Selects First Fellows (2/1/05, International Atomic Energy Agency)

Toxicology for Risk Excellence To Conduct Peer Consultation on Draft Framework for Evaluating Adult-to-Child Toxicokinetics Differences (2/1/05, TERA)

Plasma Technology Offers Breathable Air in Biological and Chemical Threat Situations (2/1/05, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Climatologists Pursue Greenhouse Gas Danger Levels (2/1/05, New Scientist)

Bird Flu Remains a Constant Threat and Could Worsen - Countries Need to Step Up Control Efforts - More Emphasis on Animal Health Issues Needed (2/1/05, FAO)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Documents as Part of the Review of Ozone and Particulate Matter Air Quality Standards (2/1/05, U.S. EPA); see Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (First External Review Draft)

National Academy of Engineering Announces Million-Dollar Challenge to Provide Safe Drinking Water (2/1/05, National Academies)

United Nations Nuclear Watchdog Calls on US to Join Europe in Talks on Iran’s Activities (2/1/05, United Nations)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Schedules Regulatory Conference to Discuss Summer Nuclear Plant Concern (2/1/05, NRC)

Cell Phone Users Drive Like Old Folks - Elderly Also Drive Worse When Chatting, but Not as Bad as Expected (2/1/05, University of Utah)

McGill University Health Centre Researchers Find COX-2 Inhibitor Increases the Risk of Heart Attack in Elderly Adults with No History of Heart Attack (2/1/05, McGill University)

"Zero Intelligence" Trading Closely Mimics Stock Market (2/1/05, New Scientist)

January 2005

The State of Investigative Reporting (1/31/05, Center for Public Intergrity)

List of Cancer-Causing Agents Grows (1/31/05, National Institutes of Health); go to National Toxicology Program Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition links

Task Force Recommends That Male Smokers Between the Ages of 65 and 75 Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (1/31/05, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

NASA Warned Over Shuttle Safety Modelling (1/31/05, New Scientist)

Huge Investments in Water, Agriculture, and Ecosystems Needed to Reduce Hunger and Poverty - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Message to Conference on Water for Food and Ecosystems in The Hague (1/31/05, FAO)

Maldives: The Quiet Disaster (1/31/05, United Nations Development Programme)

Ontario Government in the Dark on Coal Plant Closings: Shutting Down Coal-fired Power Plants Will Do More Harm than Good (1/31/05, Fraser Institute); Fraser Institute has released a new paper titled Pain Without Gain: Shutting Down Coal-Fired Power Plants Would Hurt Ontario, by Kenneth Green, chief scientist and director, Centre for Studies in Risk, Regulation, and Environment

Terrorist Explosive Blows Up Without Flames (1/31/05, New Scientist)

"Please Exercise Your Democratic Rights," Annan Tells Iraqis Two Days Before Polls (1/28/05, United Nations)

Build Up Logistics, Cooperation with Private Sector Before Next Tsunami Strikes – UN (1/28/05, United Nations)

Unusual Arctic Cold Raises Fears for Ozone Hole (1/28/05, New Scientist)

USA Billion-Dollar Climate and Weather Disasters (1/27/05, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

U.S. Agencies Issue Statement on Implementation of Basel II Framework (1/27/05, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation); read statement

Monitoring the Environmental Effects of GM Crops - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Expert Consultation Recommends Guidelines and Methodologies (1/27/05, FAO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announces New Strategies to Promote Continued Influenza Vaccination (1/27/05, CDC)

WHO Warns of Increased Risk of Vector-borne Diseases in Tsunami-affected Areas - Scaling Up of Prevention Activities Key to Prevent Outbreaks (1/27/05, World Health Organization)

Tsunami Survivors Risk Deadly Fungal Infections (1/27/05, New Scientist)

Disaster Funding Needs Radical Reform (1/27/05, EurekAlert); read Smoke and Mirrors: Deficiencies in Disaster Funding

U.S. Announces Clean Air Agreement with Largest Domestic Petroleum Refiner: ConocoPhillips To Reduce Air Emissions at Facilities in Seven States (1/27/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Youth Need Training to Interpret Nutrition Labels (1/27/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Webcast: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT), Thursday, January 27. Marketing Strategies that Foster Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Children and Youth Workshop (1/26/05, National Academies); sponsored by Institute of Medicine Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth; join webcast here; read program guide and send a comment here; also see project information

One Month into Tsunami Relief Effort, UN Faces Even Bigger Rehabilitation Task (1/26/05, United Nations)

William H. Foege to Receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's Highest Honor (1/26/05, National Academies); Foege is best known for his contributions to the successful global effort to eliminate smallpox

U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Homeownership Alliance Release Emergency Preparedness Guide for Homeowners (1/26/05, DHS)

Soaring Global Warming "Can't Be Ruled Out" (1/26/05, New Scientist)

UN Warns Imbalances in World Economy May Lead to Damaging Correction (1/25/05, United Nations)

Beyond Huge Tsunami Death Toll, Indonesia Faces Massive Loss of Livelihoods (1/25/05, United Nations)

Younger Siblings Cut Multiple Sclerosis Risk (1/25/05, New Scientist)

Up to 140,000 Heart Attacks Linked to Vioxx (1/25/05, New Scientist)

Call for Nominations for 2005 National Academies Communication Awards (1/25/05, National Academies)

Risk Mitigation Comments Requested for 2,4-D (1/24/05, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)

AIDS Risk May Increase Says United Nations - Prevention Programmes Critical in Tsunami Devastated Areas (1/24/05, United Nations Development Programme)

In Week 5 of Tsunami Disaster, UN Help Ranges from Topography to AIDS (1/24/05, United Nations)

Atlas on Tsunami Damaged Areas in Asia - Satellite Images, Maps Assisting in Responding to Disaster (1/24/05, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization); download atlas CDs from the FAO Tsunami Reconstruction portal

Cornell Web Map Enabling Researchers to Drill Down to Detailed Features of Sri Lanka Tsunami Damage (1/24/05, Cornell University)

UN Secretary General Calls for Wide Array of Contributors to Help Preserve Biodiversity (1/24/05, United Nations)

Everglades Restoration Effort Should Acquire Land More Quickly, Seek Near-Term Ecological Benefits (1/24/05, National Academies); read Re-Engineering Water Storage in the Everglades: Risks and Opportunities

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Begins Enrolling Volunteers for Novel HIV Vaccine Study (1/24/05, National Institutes of Health)

More Babies Born at Very Low Birth Weight Linked to Rise in Infant Mortality in 2002 (1/24/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Disaster Conference Ends Without Global Targets (1/24/05, New Scientist); also see UN Conference Adopts 10-year Plan to Tackle Natural Hazards (1/23/05, United Nations), UN Conference on Disaster Reduction Concludes; Adopts Plan of Action for Next Ten Years (PDF version), and Earth Negotiations Bulletin's daily coverage

By Age 6, Children of Overweight Mothers Are Also Prone to Obesity - Study Suggests Obesity Prevention Efforts Should Begin by Age 4 for At-risk Children (1/24/05, EurekAlert)

More Studies on Risks and Benefits of COX-2 Inhibitors Published in Archives of Internal Medicine (1/24/05, EurekAlert)

Fat Quality More Important than Fat Quantity in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Deaths in Men (1/24/05, EurekAlert)

Staying Warm in the Winter Can Be a Matter of Life and Death for Older People (1/21/05, National Institutes of Health)

Water Filter Could Help Millions of Bangladeshis - Innovative Technology Could Also Help California Comply with Tighter U.S. EPA Standards for Arsenic in Drinking Water (1/21/05, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Technology Complements Methyl Bromide Alternative (1/21/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

73 New Species Protected Under Canada's Species at Risk Act (1/21/05, Environment Canada)

Asian Tsunami Inflicts Severe Damage on Indonesia’s Environment (1/21/05, United Nations Environment Programme)

Sunspot Cluster Ejects Huge Radiation Storm (1/21/05, New Scientist)

Suspected Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission in Vietnam (1/21/05, New Scientist)

New Google Tool Fights "Comment Spammers" (1/21/05, New Scientist)

Scientists Determine Fault Near Tsunami Area Moving 10 Millimeters per Year (1/20/05, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

United Nations To Coordinate Early Warning System for Indian Ocean (PDF version) (1/20/05, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction); also see 10 Preliminary Lessons Learned from the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004 (PDF version), the conference website for a daily report, and the daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin, published by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

EU Considers Banning Junk Food Adverts (1/20/05, EUobserver)

Safety Fears Raised Over Biosecurity Lapse (1/20/05, New Scientist)

EPA Lanza Nuevo Sitio Web en Español (EPA Launches New Spanish Web Site) (1/19/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Tsunami Sets Back Development by 20 Years in Maldives (1/19/05, UN Development Programme)

New Lab Delves into Plants for Fuels (1/19/05, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Lobbyists Clash Over Crucial Chemical Laws (1/19/05, EUobserver)

Know Risk or No Risk? UN Launches Guide on Disaster Risk Reduction (PDF version) (1/19/05, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction); see conference website for daily report; also read daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin published by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Global Early Warning System Launched at Conference on Disaster Reduction (PDF version) (1/19/05, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction)

United Nations Environment Programme Launches New "Lessons Learnt" Report on the Response to the Devastating Tokage Typhoon in Japan (1/19/05, UNEP)

Environment Key to Long-term Disaster Risk Reduction (1/19/05, UNEP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces New Aircraft Drinking Water Quality Data (1/19/05, U.S. EPA)

The Good News About Flood Insurance (1/19/05, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Schedules Public Hearings on Hexavalent Chromium (1/19/05, OSHA)

National Zoo Has Improved Some Areas of Animal Care and Management, but Persistent Problems Should Be Remedied (1/19/05, National Academies); read Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo: Final Report

2001-2002 Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism - Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Abstinent and Non-Abstinent Recovery (1/18/05, National Institutes of Health)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Study - Estimates Lives Saved by Safety Features (1/18/05, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Reports December Warmer than Average, Global Temperature Warmer than Average (1/18/05, NOAA)

World Conference on Disaster Reduction Opens in Kobe (PDF version) (1/18/05, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction); see conference website for daily report; also read daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin published by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Poverty Plans Is Critical for Long-term Economic Development, UNDP's Diabré Tells Kobe Meeting on Disaster Reduction (1/18/05, United Nations Development Programme)

Environment’s Critical Role in Defeating Poverty, Disease and Hunger Outlined in UN Millennium Project Report (1/18/05, United Nations Environment Programme); also see UN Agencies Call for Immediate Action To Achieve Millennium Goals and European Commission Praises UN Millennium Project

World Health Organization Highlights Health in the 2015 Development Blueprint (1/18/05, WHO)

Worst Post-tsunami Health Fears Recede (1/18/05, New Scientist); also read Tsunami: The Impact Will Last for Decades

Lifestyle Changes Especially Effective at Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Adults Aged 60 and Older (1/18/05, National Institutes of Health)

Bird Flu on the Rise Again in Vietnam (1/18/05, New Scientist)

Questions and Answers on New EU Limits for Air Pollution (In force January 1, 2005) (1/18/05, European Union)

Internationl Atomic Energy Agency Chief to Talk Cancer, Crops, Nutrition on Africa Visit (1/17/05, IAEA)

Colorectal Cancer Screening among Adults Aged 50 or Older: Implementation of Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Clinical Practice (1/17/05, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Scientists Detect Probable Genetic Cause of Some Parkinson's Disease Cases (1/17/05, National Institutes of Health)

Tsunami: Will We Be Ready for the Next One? (1/15/05, New Scientist); also see New Scientist's special report on Asian Tsunami Disaster

Overworked Doctors Are a Danger on the Road (1/15/05, New Scientist)

Tobacco Industry Undermining the Basis of Trust in Science (1/14/05, International Agency for Research on Cancer)

Emergent Biosolutions and Health Protection Agency (HPA) Announce Botulinum Vaccine Collaboration - Botulism Ranks in Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Category "A" Threat List for Bio-weapons (PDF version) (1/14/05, Emergent Biosolutions)

Rumours of Unsafe Fish in Tsunami Zone Unfounded - No Increased Risk of Fish-borne Diseases (1/14/05, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Internet Noise Threatens Emergency Radio (1/14/05, New Scientist)

Deep Impact Launch Is a Qualified Success (1/13/05, New Scientist); also see Deep Impact Launched and Flying Towards Date with a Comet and Deep Impact Status Report

Available Data Do Not Show Health Hazard to Cape Cod Residents from Air Force PAVE PAWS Radar (1/13/05, National Academies); read full report on An Assessment of Potential Health Effects from Exposure to PAVE PAWS Low-Level Phased-Array Radiofrequency Energy

Two Extra Sessions on Tsunamis at Kobe (World Conference on Disaster Reduction) (1/12/05, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction); see conference website for more information

Tsunami Operation Offers Reminder of Need for Disaster Reduction Measures (1/12/05, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

New Dietary Guidelines Will Help Americans Make Better Food Choices, Live Healthier Lives (1/12/05, U.S. Department of Agriculture); links to full report, executive summary, and more information are available at Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 website

U.S. EPA Joins with Organizations to Reduce Water Pollution (1/12/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Conventional Medical Therapies Should Be Held to Same Standards; Revised Regulation of Dietary Supplements Is Needed to Ensure Product Quality and Safety (1/12/05, National Academies); read full report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States

Deep Impact Is Ready for Take-off (1/12/05, New Scientist); also see Deep Impact website

Cellphones "Should Not Be Given to Children" (1/11/05, New Scientist); also see Mobile Phones and Health (1/11/05, National Radiological Protection Board)

New Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women with Asthma - Monitoring and Managing Asthma Important for Healthy Mother and Baby (1/11/05, National Institutes of Health)

More Research Needed to Explore Links Between Physical Activity and Built Environment (1/11/05, National Academies); read full report on Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? Examining the Evidence -- Special Report 282

Court Stops Spammers from Circulating Unwanted Sexually-Explicit E-mails (1/11/05, Federal Trade Commission)

Scientists Find Climate Change Is Major Factor in Drought's Growing Reach (1/11/05, National Science Foundation)

Simple Snoop-Proof Email Launched (1/11/05, New Scientist)

Heavy Snow Could Benefit Drought Areas of the West (1/10/05, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases Draft of Project Work Plan for Air Quality Criteria for Lead (1/10/05, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment)

Report Assesses Health Implications of Perchlorate Exposure (1/10/05, National Academies); read full report on Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion

Microsoft Browser Bugs "Extremely Critical" (1/10/05, New Scientist); also see U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team's Update for Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML Elements Vulnerability

Meeting to Draw Attention to Latest Research About Inhalant Abuse - More than 17 Percent of 8th Graders Report Having Used Inhalants (1/7/05, National Institutes of Health)

Further Evidence of GFAP as a Useful Marker Is Offered in New Study by NIOSH, Partner Researchers (1/7/05, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Potential Ecological Impacts of Indian Ocean Tsunami on Nearshore Marine Ecosystems (1/7/05, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Statement by USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator on Canadian Dairy Cow That Recently Tested Positive for BSE (1/7/05, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Calls for $26 Million to Help Tsunami Victims - Many Millions of Farmers and Fisher Folk in Coastal Areas Affected by the Disaster (1/6/05, FAO)

Water Shortages and Global Warming Risks for Indian Ocean Islands - Tidal Wave Early Warning System Urgently Needed to Reduce Vulnerability (1/6/05, United Nations Environment Programme); also read Natural and Man-Made Disasters Threaten Stability of Small Islands

Scientists Discover Key Genetic Factor in Determining HIV/AIDS Risk (1/6/05, National Institutes of Health)

New Report Outlines Regional Approach to Solving Water Quality Problems in Southwestern Pennsylvania (1/6/05, National Academies); read full report Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania

New Detection Methods Improve Food Safety (1/6/05, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Secretary Announces Completion of the National Response Plan (1/6/05, DHS); read National Response Plan fact sheet or download full report

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Begins Implementing the New National Response Plan (1/6/05, NRC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Announces Support for New Worker Safety and Health Guidelines for Use During National Emergency Incidents (1/6/05, OSHA)

Text Message Broadcasts Could Provide Disaster Alerts (1/6/05, New Scientist)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Public Reminder About Proper Antibiotic Use (1/6/05, CDC)

European Trading in Carbon-Emission Permits Begins (1/6/05, New Scientist)

ENERGY STAR Power Adapters Could Dramatically Reduce America’s Electric Bill (1/6/05, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Linked to Reading, Math, Logic and Reasoning Declines in Children (1/5/05, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)

2004 Hurricanes Lead Record Disaster Year for Federal Emergency Management Agency (1/5/05, FEMA)

Brief Encounters Can Provide Motivation To Reduce or Stop Drug Abuse (1/5/05, National Institutes of Health)

Displaced Dangers Complicate Tsunami Rescue Work (1/5/05, New Scientist)

Dead Bodies Pose No Epidemic Threat, Say Experts (1/5/05, New Scientist)

Tsunami's Salt Water May Leave Islands Uninhabitable (1/5/05, New Scientist)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishes Web Page for Information on Safety-Conscious Work Environment at Salem/Hope Creek (1/5/05, NRC)

Tsunami Warning System Is Not Simply Sensors (1/4/05, New Scientist)

500,000 People Injured by Asian Tsunami (1/4/05, New Scientist)

People Exposed to Asbestos Show Early Signs of Autoimmunity - Study in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds Population in Libby, MT, Much More Likely to Show Signs Than Average (1/4/05, EHP)

Secondhand Smoke Exposure May Lower Children's IQ by 2 to 5 Points, Study Suggests - Research in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds That Even Low Levels of Exposure Had Negative Impact (1/4/05, EHP)

Substance in Urine Predicts Development of Preeclampsia (1/4/05, National Institutes of Health)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Royal Appliance Announce Recall of Dirt Devil® Sweeper Vac™ (1/4/05, CPSC)

European Commission Calls for a Sustained Effort to Help People Affected by the Tidal Waves (1/3/05, European Union)

U.S. President Asks Bush and Clinton to Help Raise Funds for Tsunami Relief (1/3/05, The White House)


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