The actions take aim at a system that over decades has paid out billions of dollars to the sick and cancer-stricken, but that critics say is opaque and prone to fraud and manipulation by well-connected lawyers.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Critics say a proposed rule would allow asbestos to make a comeback. EPA officials say it will do the opposite, filling a loophole that companies could use to manufacture asbestos. Here's what you need to know.
By Nsikan Akpan
Synthetic chemicals surround us. They’re in our takeout containers, children’s toys, furniture and clothes. You might think the government has carefully reviewed every chemical for safety before it hits the market. But it hasn’t.
By Mark Scialla
The bill would offer new protections for pregnant women, children, workers and others vulnerable to the effects of chemicals such as formaldehyde and styrene used in homes and businesses every day. The bill also would tighten restrictions on asbestos and…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
A Mt. Sinai report found 60 percent of Sept. 11 first responders who breathed contaminated dust and smoke at the World Trade Center attack site now suffer from respiratory problems. The NewsHour reports on lingering health problems and help given…
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