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An investigation finds that at least 80 companies continue to have workers in California who are lead-poisoned at levels high enough to cause birth defects, tremors and a variety of brain disorders.
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California Assembly Bill 2963, which is to be heard this week by the Senate Health Committee, aims to ensure there are no more cases like Exide or Mangan Park.
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Joe Rubin investigated the Exide plant as a data reporting fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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Publicly available data from NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC) includes information from 17,000 current and recent U.S. workers who supplied information on their industry, occupation, and workplace health conditions and exposures.

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One of these popcorn victims, suffering lung damage after exposure to diacetyl, just won a $7 million verdict in Denver. Read here about the continuing controversy around this food flavoring compound.

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Big stakes for California in Supreme Court health reform decision, pesticide risk for farmworkers investigated, Celebrex documents unsealed and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Help wanted. Pay not so great. Excellent chance of injury. You’ll never see an ad like this in the classifieds, but it’s a good description for many jobs. Get tips for reporting on occupational health.

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Brutal conditions send Amazon warehouse workers to ER, linking diabetes and dementia, Michelle Bachmann's vaccine damage and more from our Daily Briefing.

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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it’s time to highlight some recent studies and media coverage of the long-term health impacts of the attacks.

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