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California's agricultural industry is tops in the nation and pesticides play a vital role in keeping it healthy. They also play a vital role in the lives of farm workers...a poisonous one.

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How could legislation designed to protect people from suspected cancer-causing compounds in furniture foam fail to pass? Experts say lobbying money had a lot to do with it. Here's how I tracked the millions of dollars spent by the chemical industry to defeat the bill.

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How a late-in-the-day press release from Washington state's health department prompted an award-winning investigative series into health risks from contaminated well water.

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It's great to get a national reporting internship. It's even better when you land an important lead poisoning story on the front page of USA Today - after only a month on the job.

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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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Interested in the latest research on antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases? Good news: The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) has a wealth of online resources to offer health reporters who would like to learn more about these topics.

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Health reform gets rolling, a new diet pill, problems with hip implants and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalist Tammy Worth examines the debate over so-called "Agent Orange Corn."

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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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Puente Hills is the country’s largest landfill, taking in about 12,000 tons of trash daily. But if Americans are buying less stuff and recycling more, do we still need mega-landfills?

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