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Why are so many young children in California not being screened for developmental issues, despite clear guidelines that they should be?
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Children who were poisoned by lead are now suffering the effects as young adults. The question many parents are asking is how will the school system help these students?
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The number of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities has increased notably in the past two decades, and a growing body of science suggests that environmental pollution, stress and food insecurity are fueling the trend.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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It’s doubtful that so many health journalists would have covered the case of the late if he had not appeared on Oprah.

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Original post on KQED's blog. Spinach, alfalfa sprouts, peanut butter, beef...almost weekly, FDA and USDA alerts fill my inbox with notices about food recalls due to Salmonella or E. Coli. How does our food supply get contaminated? And what safeguards exist to ensure that the foods we eat are produced in safe and sanitary conditions?

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