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Lingle OKs bill expanding food safety inspections

A new law signed by Gov. Linda Lingle will help the state's beleaguered food safety inspection program. Full story

U of L professor hopes to link students

A University of Louisville professor is planning to have students look at environmental health issues from a global view when he sets up a network of students in Louisville and China later this year. Full story

Ill. officials host emergency preparedness summit

Illinois public health officials are hosting an emergency preparedness summit this week in Oak Brook. Full story

Cadmium found in adult jewelry, too

Concern about the heavy metal cadmium in jewelry grew Tuesday as a California environmental group said new testing of adult jewelry bought at three leading retailers. Full story

Toxic toys? Health group finds high lead levels

Children's toys carrying the Barbie and Disney logos have turned up with high levels of lead in them, according to a California-based advocacy group. Full story

Kids' lower IQ scores linked to prenatal pollution

Researchers for the first time have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain. Full story

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**HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY. THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 12:01 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY.** In this undated graphic supplied by the Ecology Center, the lead content of a Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game is displayed. Several environmental heal