Science News - "Toxic Waste Sites May Cause Health Problems for Millions"

 – May 6, 2013  –– 

Living near a toxic waste site may represent as much of a health threat as some infectious diseases, a study in three developing countries finds. Although scientists have known for years about the risks of pollutants at toxic waste dumps, no one had quantified the health effects in this way, says study coauthor Dr. Kevin Chatham-Stephens, a pediatrician at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more