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Congressional Committee Requests Testimony From IARC Regarding Agency’s Glyphosate Review

Reuters: Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency “Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its ‘scientific integrity.’ Their letter to the International Agency for Research on…

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Health Worldwide; Global Action Needed, Lancet Study Says

CNN: 2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change “Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren’t made, according to an international consortium of climate experts…” (Senthilingam, 10/30). The Guardian: Climate change already bringing…

Advocates Urge ILO To Limit Funding From Tobacco Companies

Devex: ILO under pressure to limit relationship with big tobacco “The governing body of the International Labour Organization will this week consider whether or how to continue with its engagement with tobacco companies amid criticisms of continuously receiving funding from the industry. Proponents of the U.N. Framework Convention for Tobacco…

Devex Examines Challenges, Successes Of Clean Cookstove Industry

Devex: Can these ‘stovers’ finally crack the clean cooking problem? “…Inyenyeri, a Rwandan company that provides cookstoves to households at no cost in exchange for customers buying their wood fuel pellets, announced at the Clean Cooking Forum in New Delhi, India, that it has raised more than $20 million in…

Education Efforts Aim To Reduce Death, Disability From Snakebites In India

The Guardian: Venom, myth, and medicine: India fights its reputation as world snakebite capital “…In rural and remote areas of India, where medical facilities are far removed and transportation limited, the impact of snakebites is severe. … In June 2017, the World Health Organization added snakebite to the list of…

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