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UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Sep. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back...

Officials: More kids in Mass. ingesting marijuana products

Aug. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health care officials say there has been an increase in calls to the state's poison control center about toddlers ingesting marijuana products. The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention says the number of calls about children 5 years old and younger nearly tripled in...

Carbon monoxide problem discovered in military base housing

Aug. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A family that went to the hospital with symptoms that suggested carbon monoxide poisoning has led military officials to warn dozens of families at Fort Bragg about possible exposure. News outlets report military officials said Wednesday that a combination of factors caused the...

UK police say second officer was poisoned in Novichok attack

Aug. 15, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say a second police officer who responded to a March 2018 nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury was exposed to the agent Novichock. Sergei Skripal, a Russian spy turned double agent for Britain, and his daughter Yulia spent weeks in critical condition after being...

2 former fraternity brothers out of jail in hazing death

Aug. 14, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two former fraternity brothers are free after serving time for misdemeanor hazing in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of a Louisiana State University student in 2017. WAFB-TV reports that East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office records show that Sean-Paul Gott and Ryan...

Tourist dies in Croatia of gas poisoning on chartered boat

Aug. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Doctors in Croatia say an Italian tourist died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sailing with his family on the Adriatic Sea. The doctors from a hospital Split said Wednesday that two of the man's children were in critical condition after they also inhaled gas fumes on a chartered...

Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Aug. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities shut down streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral to decontaminate them Tuesday, after high levels of lead were registered in the area following the April blaze that damaged the landmark. The painstaking cleanup work inside Notre Dame itself was suspended last month for...

2007 mass shooting survivor copes with 300 pellets of lead

Aug. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who survived a 2007 mass shooting in Utah said Thursday she has lead poisoning from 300 shotgun pellets still in her body, leaving her with debilitating headaches, nausea and other serious health problems. Carolyn Tuft, whose 15-year-old daughter died in the Trolley Square...

Toxic lead removed from Paris schools after Notre Dame fire

Aug. 8, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning. Paris authorities ordered last month a deep clean and...

Paris child at risk of lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

Aug. 7, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning. The child, who was tested last week, doesn't need treatment yet, the Regional Health Authority said in a...