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Children in suburban Riverside and San Bernardino counties breathe what is arguably the worst air in America. Diesel soot and other harmful particles and lung-searing ozone build up in the region, not only from local sources but from polluters in coastal areas.

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Across the country, power plants spew mercury into the air, but it’s hard to make the case for stricter pollution limits without referencing the devastating effects heavy metals have on human health.

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Medicaid audit program, healthcare reform and small businesses, stress, Greece and environmental regulations.

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As summer temperatures rise, so do fears of asthma and other illnesses caused by all the air pollution converging on the east Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights. With its proximity to freeways, industrial sites and shipping corridors, activists say the geography of Boyle Heights brings a disproportionate health burden to residents.

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California's long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new problem: its oil refineries now produce more greenhouse gas emissions than refineries anywhere else in the country.

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Journalism students report on military health, dying from air pollution, and healthy workaholics, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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EPA's Jared Blumenfeld brings a little hope and money to San Joaquin Valley.

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The safety of bagged salads, Special K (not the cereal) for depression, FDA whistleblowers sue, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A blockbuster drug's approval revoked, rising STD rates, and a politician's surprising views on asthma, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Rising insurance costs for smokers, falling birth rates for teens, and hard times ahead for rural hospitals, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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