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Author: Jonathan Kantrowitz

Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT and Legislators Champion Flame Retardants Ban

Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT Committee on Children Co-Chairs, Representative Diana Urban (D-Stonington) and Senator Danté Bartolomeo (D-Meriden) held a press conference today in support
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Connecticut Municipal Websites Do Not Serve Voters

Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a study evaluating election information provided to voters by Connecticut’s 169 municipalities. Information was collected by volunteer evaluators
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Strongest Ban In Nation On Toxic Flame Retardants In Home Furniture, Kids’ Products

Source: The Washington Toxics Coalition The state of Washington has enacted the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (ESHB 2545). The new law bans five toxic chemicals in home furniture and kids’
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Late-life economic inequality has risen sharply in recent decades

Economic conditions have caused older Americans to see significant increases in financial inequality over the past three decades, according to the results of a study published online in The
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My Latest Archaeology Blog Posts

Israel Earliest known Neolithic quarry in the southern Levant, dating back 11,000 years, uncovered in central Israel Jonathan Kantrowitz at Archaeology News Report – 20 hours ago Archaeologists from
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Two Out of Three Food Cans Tested Have Toxic BPA in the Linings, New Report Says

A new report released today by six nonprofit organizations that tested nearly 200 food can linings for the toxic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) found that two out of three cans tested have the chemical
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House Republican Budget Cuts Low- and Moderate-Income Programs by Two-Fifths by 2026

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities The House Republican budget, which could come to the House floor in April, would prove especially harmful to low- and moderate-income families and
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Latest Education Research Reports Part II

A child’s age at school entry may have an effect on the diagnosis of ADHD Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically diagnosed in childhood and manifests as an inability to sustain
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Latest Education Research Part I

New intervention program reduces bullying in early childhood Physical and relational bullying can happen among children as young as 3- to 5-years-old, but the results of a new study suggest that a
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Criminal justice?

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