Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has approved the exhumation of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's body, an official said Monday.
New tests suggest former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium. Elise Labott reports.
The widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that she wants his body exhumed after tests showed high levels of a radioactive substance on some of his personal belongings.
Federal health authorities Friday recommended that 50 types of cancer be added to the list of covered illnesses for people who were exposed to toxins at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Afghan schoolgirls sit in the spotlight as their classrooms face alleged poison attacks in the north and threats from insurgents in the south. Questions surround the shadowy incidents, which come at a fragile time in the country's transition. And in many ways, as goes girls' education, so goes the country's procession toward progress.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the poisoning of 122 girls and 3 teachers at an Afghanistan school.
A hospital in northern Afghanistan admitted 160 schoolgirls Tuesday after they were poisoned, a Takhar province police official said.
Five girls who were treated at an Afghanistan hospital Wednesday after being poisoned in their classes returned to the hospital Thursday complaining of continued headaches, vomiting and dizziness, authorities said.
Nearly 400 boys at a school in Afghanistan's Khost province fell ill after drinking water from a well that may have been poisoned, a health official said Tuesday.
The latest rumors filling a void of official information over the mysterious death of a British businessman and the fall of one of China's rising political stars are worthy of a Hollywood thriller, amid rumors of poison and political skullduggery.
Cat-proofing your home can be a challenge, especially when frisky felines get access to every nook and cranny of the house.
The EPA unveils new standards on toxic pollutants from coal power plants.
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized new federal standards on toxic pollutants and mercury emissions from coal power plants Wednesday, a move being praised by environmentalists but criticized by others, who predict lost jobs and a strain on the nation's power grid.
Twenty people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when a grill was used inside a home during Thanksgiving festivities in Chicago on Thursday night.
Some dogs eat plants; my dog Lulu prefers to eat books or the occasional shoe. Fortunately, those items tend to move through her system without incident. I'm the one who poses a greater risk to our houseplants. If only I knew how to keep them alive more than a few days.
Two plants in Shanghai -- including a unit of an American company -- were ordered to suspend production after children in the vicinity came down with lead poisoning, government authorities said Friday.
Authorities in Ecuador have banned alcohol sales in an emergency measure to stop contaminated drinks from reaching consumers after at least 21 people died.
Hundreds of thousands of children in China are being condemned to permanent mental and physical disabilities because of high exposure to lead caused by industrial pollution, according to a report by the watchdog group Human Rights Watch.
In 2009, CNN's Abbie Boudreau reported on items belonging to the 'Unabomber' the FBI will auction for his victims.
Congress might cut most of the federal funding for your local poison control center, which could mean a longer wait during your next poison-related emergency.
"Down! Down!" the man at my hotel room door said. It was 4:30 a.m. Monday in Ras Lanuf, and I had hoped to get a decent night's sleep for the first time in weeks. Yet again, my hopes were dashed.
Auburn University Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the poisoning of 130-year-old oak trees on its campus.
Fifty-four people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado, a hospital official said early Monday.
In 2010, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Philip Landrigan on his studies of widespread lead poisoning.
More than 200 children have elevated levels of lead in their blood caused by a battery plant near their communities in eastern China, state media said.
Five teenagers who died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Hialeah, Florida, motel room had gathered to celebrate a birthday, police said Tuesday.
Authorities conducting autopsies on a family of four found dead in in their home in eastern Missouri said preliminary autopsy results showed that the family may have died from carbon monoxide inhalation, police said Friday.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the business behind the worst-ever recorded lead poisoning outbreak in Nigeria.
Standing at the local graveyard, Mohammed Abubakar cannot find the grave of the son he unwittingly poisoned. The grass has grown too high.
A settlement in New York City will pay out hundreds of millions of dollars to ground zero workers exposed to toxic debris after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, lawyers said Friday.
As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March, two international aid groups say, and as many as 30,000 people could be affected by lead contamination.
Julia Lynn Womack Turner, who was convicted in 2007 of murder for the deaths by antifreeze poisoning of her boyfriend and husband, died Monday in prison in Georgia, prison officials said.
Lynn Turner is found guilty of murder on May 14, 2004, for poisoning her husband with antifreeze.
Dozens of schoolgirls and teachers were sickened Wednesday by poison gas in Afghanistan, medical and government officials said.
Twenty-one people at a girls' school in northern Afghanistan fell sick on Wednesday and authorities there suspect they were poisoned.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the cleanup operation in the world's worst lead poisoning outbreak.
About 60 schoolgirls in Afghanistan's Balkh province appear to have been poisoned and required hospitalization, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.
Standing in the graveyard Rabiu Mohammed prays silently in a cemetery that has filled quickly with small tell-tale mounds of earth.
At least 16 teenage Afghan girls are recuperating at a hospital after they were poisoned and lost consciousness during school Tuesday, officials said.
As a young doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Philip Landrigan's job was to chase down epidemics. He'd gone after measles in the Southwest and smallpox in Nigeria.
Laura Bush's new book discusses everything from politics to the fear that she and her husband were poisoned.
Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed -- also known as Chemical Ali -- was executed Monday, an Iraqi government spokesman said.
Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali," is executed in Iraq.
Fifty-one children in southeast China have been found to have high levels of lead in their blood, and authorities have linked their illnesses to a battery factory, state-run media reported Wednesday.
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Authorities in China's south-central Hunan province are associating disgruntled parents of children stricken by lead poisoning with the outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong.
CNN's Emily Chang visits a Chinese village struggling to cope with lead poisoning.
Hengjiang Village is nestled in the lush mountains of China's Hunan province, just a few kilometers from the bustling city of Wugang. It is a simple place, where mopeds carrying families of four zoom up and down dirt roads, and villagers drink water from local wells.
China is shutting down a pair of smelting plants suspected of sickening several thousand children. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
At the Fengxiang County Hospital in Shaanxi Province, children are sleeping two to a bed. Cots line the hallways and hospital beds crowd offices to accommodate the ceaseless flow of new patients. In the last two weeks, so many children have been diagnosed with lead poisoning that there's barely enough room for everyone.
China is shutting down a pair of smelting plants suspected of sickening several thousand children with lead poisoning, according to state-run media.
Abnormal lead levels have been detected in at least 615 children living near a smelting plant in northwest China, state media reported Thursday.
A brand of imported pet food is being pulled off store shelves in China after reports of dogs being sickened by it, a company official said Tuesday.
After treatment for mercury poisoning, the Emmy winner alters his diet
Melissa Huckaby, the former Sunday school teacher accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, will face additional charges that she tried to poison two people, including another 7-year-old girl.
At least 31 Mexicans have died from causes relating to cold weather since early October, most of them from carbon monoxide poisoning, the government health ministry said Monday.
At least 17 people have died from a gas leak at a steel plant in China's northern Hebei province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported early Thursday.
The holiday season is a great time for family, friends, and well, old wives' tales: Who hasn't been told to wear a hat because you lose the most heat from your head? Or to keep kids away from poisonous poinsettias?
Eleven schoolgirls in northwest China's Shaanxi province died from carbon monoxide poisoning after they used a school-provided charcoal heater to warm their dorm room, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.
Modern science may have unraveled a mystery about the death of one of China's last emperors.
More than a hundred villagers in southern China have been poisoned by after drinking water apparently contaminated with arsenic, official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday
Almost a quarter century later, survivors of one of the world's worst industrial disasters are pressing India's authorities to hold a U.S. corporation accountable
Ecological and conservation groups are praising a move by the Environmental Protection Agency to impose new restrictions on rat poisons to help reduce the threat of accidental exposure to children and wildlife.
Health officials are warning New Yorkers to stay away from an illegal aphrodisiac made from toad venom after the product apparently killed a man
Chinese-made frozen food has sickened ten people in Japan, prompting recalls and charges of deliberate poisoning. But both governments are eager to avoid escalating the conflict
Two U.S. sailors who were found dead in a Ghana hotel room may have died of alcohol poisoning, a Navy official told CNN on Wednesday.
Did someone kill Beethoven? A Viennese pathologist claims the composer's physician did -- inadvertently overdosing him with lead in a case of a cure that went wrong.
Carbon monoxide poisoning remains a danger year-round in the United States, but health officials warn that hurricane season increases that danger.
A class-action lawsuit was filed Monday against Mattel related to its recent recall of more than 1 million lead-tainted toys.
British officials seeking to prosecute a former KGB agent for the murder of an outspoken Kremlin critic were on Wednesday preparing a formal extradition request that Russia has already said it will reject.
Toxicology tests confirmed Friday that two American women are suffering from thallium poisoning, according to a California hospital.
Two American women who were hospitalized in Moscow earlier this week with possible thallium poisoning were in fair but stable condition Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, the hospital said.
Two American women have been released from a Moscow clinic after they were hospitalized with possible thallium poisoning, a hospital official said.
A cloud of deadly toxic gas engulfed an Iraqi town Tuesday, killing six people and leaving dozens of others choking on fumes after a tanker carrying chlorine exploded outside a restaurant.
You turn your head, and your toddler is gleefully shredding the work papers you brought home. Or you put the laundry basket on the floor, and next thing you know the baby's tipped it over and is covered with underwear.
Five hundred Americans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. It's estimated that 15,000 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms for the condition.
An Italian man who met with former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko the day Litvinenko was poisoned was arrested Sunday on other charges, police said.
A private funeral was due to take place in London Thursday for murdered Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Russia will refuse to extradite any suspects in the radioactive poisoning death of a former spy and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin to Britain, the country's top prosecutor has said.
British investigators were checking two more locations, including a London hotel, for possible radiation contamination in their probe of the fatal polonium-210 poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Police investigating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have sealed off the offices of exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky following the discovery there of traces of a deadly radioactive substance.
Three people have been referred to a special clinic for radiological tests following the death of a former Russian spy in London, a spokeswoman for Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) said on Monday.
Three people have undergone testing for possible radioactive contamination following the death of a former Russian spy in London, British Home Secretary John Reid said on Monday.
A Russian former spy died Thursday night in a London hospital three weeks after his suspected poisoning, with doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness, hospital officials and police said.
While doctors scrambled to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service again denied its involvement, arguing "such steps are not in our interest," a Russian official told Russian news agency Interfax.
Doctors are still trying to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned, but they have discounted suspicions that the toxic metal thallium was used, hospital officials said Tuesday.
Two companies recalled nearly 900,000 pieces of children's jewelry products due to lead poisoning risks, following the death of a Minnesota child, U.S. regulators said Thursday.
More than two weeks after surviving a West Virginia coal mine explosion and 40 hours trapped underground, Randal McCloy is awakening from his coma, his neurosurgeon said on Wednesday.
Home heating costs are expected to be about 25 percent higher this year. What's even more chilling is that during the winter months, there is at least one death a day from alternative heating sources, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The brain stem of the lone survivor of last week's mine disaster is normal, his liver has recovered most of its function and he moves his arm to ward off painful stimuli, doctors reported Monday morning.
Ukraine lawmakers have reopened their investigation in opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko's disfiguring illness after doctors in Austria said he was poisoned.
Dioxin poisoning caused the disfiguring illness afflicting Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, doctors at an Austrian hospital said Saturday.
Four toy jewelry importers have recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines across America due to dangerous levels of lead.
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