Prenatal exposure to high levels of air pollution double the likelihood of children becoming obese in a new study by Columbia University's School of Public Health released last week. Its one of the first reports to definitively link chemical pollutants to weight gain. Pregnant women who lived in areas where they were exposed to abnormal…

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Dallas Residents at Risk is taking its road show on fracking and the City's new gas drilling ordinance to southwest Dallas this Tuesday night,May 8th beginning at 7pm at the Harmony School, 8120 West Camp Wisdom Road. Along with northwest Dallas and West Dsllas, Mountain Creek is the site of some of the densest gas…

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Downwinders' affiliate Frisco Unleaded is having a public meet and greet tonight beginning at 7 pm in a back room at Matitto's on the Square in Frisco. It's the group's first public meeting since it sent out thousands of mailers to Frisco households about the dangers of continuing to let the Exide lead smelter operate…

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(NOTE ON GRAPHICS: Pie chart on the right  hand side is from 2012 estimates from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of the DFW State Implmentation Plan submitted to EPA in December 2011. Pie chart on the left hand side is from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for 2009 and still being…

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