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Birth Defects

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

Big Pharma's Crime Spree: Drug Makers Pushing Products For Unapproved Uses

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pfizer and Lilly lead a parade of U.S. companies that have paid $7 billion in penalties after promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA. This u...

Huge Rise In Birth Defects In Falluja (Video) | Martin Chulov in Falluja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctors in Iraq's war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a spike in early life canc...

Dominican Republic Birth Defects Caused By US Coal Company | By FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Delaware charges that toxic levels of waste dumped at the Arroyo Barril port has made people nearby sick. After yea...

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

Peace Rising

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Zak Wachtendonk, who died in March, a month after his 30th birthday, was the son of a Vietnam vet who had been exposed to Agent Orange.

Thalidomide: Curse or Cure?

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Lynette is what the doctors call a "thalidomide baby." There were other thalidomide babies on the floor, all around 10 years old, mostly limbless or with limbs that were profoundly deformed.

Birth Defects Surge in a Toxic World

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 33 babies born in the US have a birth defect -- about twice as many as in China.