User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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IUD bill is a go 25.2.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a measure sponsored by Rep. Don Coram that would set aside money for a popular program that provides intrauterine devices, or IUDs, to low-income young women.The Colorado House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee backed Coram’s bill by a vote of 8-5, with Rep. Lois...
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Monday Medical: measles is very contagious and preventable 23.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Considered the most contagious virus today, measles can live on a surface or in the air for up to two hours. That means that if an infected person coughs in a room then leaves, a susceptible person could walk in that room an hour later and catch the virus. And, about 90 percent of non-immune people who are exposed to the virus will become infected. Those facts highlight the importance of being vaccinated for the virus, said Janice Poirot, public health nurse with the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. All children should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine: one at 12 to 15 months and one at 4 to 6 years old. College students who do not have evidence of immunity should have two doses of the MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days. Adults who do not have evidence of immunity should have at least one dose of the MMR vaccine. Health care workers should receive two doses of the MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days. For international travelers: Infants 6 to11 months old should receive one ...
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Achenbach: The fierce opposition to scientific reality 21.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge — from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality of climate change — faces organized and often furious opposition.
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Noack: Five countries where police officers do not carry guns 20.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In the United States, it seems obvious that police officers carry guns and are allowed to use them. That's not the case in other places.
Withman: Colorado must retain funding for birth control 14.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado is at a watershed moment in the battle to end unintended pregnancy, drastically reduce abortion rates, and improve the health of mothers and babies.
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Alert over toxic orange chemical blast cloud ends in Spain 13.2.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities early Friday lifted all restrictions for all 60,000 people urged to stay indoors after a chemical explosion a day earlier at a warehouse sent a large, toxic orange cloud floating above six towns.
Colorado school-based vaccine records provide incomplete picture 12.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
When Emily Adams started scouting preschools for her 2-year-old, her checklist went beyond a school's location, reputation and instruction. Something else weighed on the mind of the Jefferson County mother of two: vaccination ...
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Meyer: Anti-vaxxers gave my kids whooping cough 7.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The coughs kept getting worse, prolonged fits. And then the gasps for breath.My 8-year-old daughter clearly had whooping cough.
California permitted oilfield discharge in protected water 6.2.2015 Denver Post: Business
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water ...
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Measles redux, the unnecessary epidemic 6.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Though dormant for years, measles remerged this year with a vengeance. The first cases erupted in Disneyland before spreading outward, involving 14 states and counting.
New Colorado health, revenue reports shed little new light on blossoming pot industries 4.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado's chief medical officer and executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment, talks to a legislative committee Tuesday about the health effects of
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Harrop: The rich and their anti-vaccine quacks 4.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago.
Stop making Colorado kids lab rats for pot 3.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Repeat after me: "Marijuana is bad for adolescents and young adults." See, that wasn't so hard.
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Region’s air may face new rules 29.1.2015 Durango Herald
Air pollution in the Four Corners could face a tougher standard under the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to strengthen national air quality.The EPA is proposing to reduce allowable ground-level ozone levels from 75 parts per billion per eight-hour period to 65 to 70 ppb.Since the current 75 ppb was set in 2008,...
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Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado 24.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children.
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement 23.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.
Disney parks-linked measles outbreak grows to 70 cases 22.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disney parks where the spread originated.
Colorado has low inspection rate for licensed child care providers 18.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
At least 24 children have died since 2006 in licensed day-care facilities across Colorado, a state with one of the weakest inspection programs in the nation.
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Guest commentary: A call to climate action in this legislative session 16.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado's commitment to renewable energy has already put our state in good position to meet proposed EPA standards.
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Capehart: A real threat to public health 14.1.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola.
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