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Mega-doses of vitamin C may lower blood pressure

April 20, 2012

Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, according to an analysis of years of research by Johns Hopkins scientists.


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Many grandparents don't keep prescription drugs out of kids' reach

April 20, 2012

Unintentional poisonings from medicines cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents.


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Senate hearing focuses on delays in passing safety regulations

April 19, 2012

The name of a Senate committee hearing going on right now says it all, say safety advocates: “Time Takes Its Toll: Delays in OSHA Standard Setting and Its Impact on Worker Safety.”


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New technology helps caculate pollution entering respiratory system

April 19, 2012

Researchers say a newly developed technology will help scientists better understand the relationship between environmental contaminants in the air and potential adverse health effects.


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Europe wrangles with MSD legislation

April 18, 2012

In an argument that sounds familiar on this side of the Atlantic, a group of European employers say that a proposed work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) directive would impose an unbearable administrative and financial burden upon companies – especially small businesses.


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Study: Fewer kids dying from unintended injuries

April 17, 2012

The number of U.S. children dying from accidental injuries has dropped nearly 30 percent over the last decade, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical info

April 17, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

April 16, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.


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More workers added to federal berrylium coverage

April 10, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor is notifying former Weldon Spring Plant workers in Weldon Spring, Mo., of a change in the status of their work site in connection with the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.


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Total Worker Health enewsletter available from NIOSH

April 10, 2012


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is using a quarterly enewsletter to help spread the word about its Total Worker Health (TWH) iniative.


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