Kathleen Masterson http://kvpr.org en Study Links Flame Retardants to Developmental Delays in Children http://kvpr.org/post/study-links-flame-retardants-developmental-delays-children <p>A new UC Berkeley study adds to research that suggests flame retardants common in California homes are linked to neurodevelopmental delays in kids.</p><p>The study followed nearly 300 women from pregnancy to when their children were 7 years old. Researchers tested mother's levels and then the children's levels for the flame retardant compound polybrominated diphenyl ethers, known as PBDE. They wanted to assess in utero effect as well as childhood exposure, says lead researcher and UC Berkeley epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:57:48 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 6934 at http://kvpr.org Study Links Flame Retardants to Developmental Delays in Children Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Residents Oppose State's Canal Plan http://kvpr.org/post/sacramento-san-joaquin-delta-residents-oppose-states-canal-plan <p></p><p class="p1">The Sacramento San Joaquin delta supplies drinking water for more than half of California. Just inland from the San Francisco bay, this patchwork of levees, farmland and waterways is threatened by rising seawater.&nbsp; But people who live there say the state's plan to take freshwater from north of the delta will only make things worse&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:38:45 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 5463 at http://kvpr.org Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Residents Oppose State's Canal Plan Two Sides Prepare For California Genetically Modified Labeling Vote http://kvpr.org/post/two-sides-prepare-california-genetically-modified-labeling-vote This November, voters in California will decide whether the state should require labels on foods with genetically engineered ingredients. If the initiative, known as Proposition 37, passes, manufacturers would have to say somewhere on the front or the back of the food's packaging if the product contains or may contain genetically engineered ingredients. <br /> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:09:00 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 3204 at http://kvpr.org Two Sides Prepare For California Genetically Modified Labeling Vote California Dairy Farmers Split Over Milk Payments In Farm Bill http://kvpr.org/post/california-dairy-farmers-split-over-milk-payments-farm-bill California is known as the land of fruits and nuts, but it also happens to be the country's <a href="http://www.californiadairypressroom.com/Press_Kit/Dairy_Industry_Facts">largest</a> milk-producing state. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 02:59:47 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 155 at http://kvpr.org California Dairy Farmers Split Over Milk Payments In Farm Bill