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2 years 7 months ago

Group calls for Jamaica to stop open fires

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A watchdog group in Jamaica says the island urgently needs tougher standards and enforcement for controlling smoke, soot and microscopic pollutants dispersed in the air from trash fires. The Jamaica Environment Trust says such pollution poses a serious health hazard. A government report released this week...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado seeks to change patchwork autopsy system

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are nearing agreement on the state's first uniform standards for which deaths get an autopsy. The state currently has no law detailing which deaths require a forensic autopsy. Colorado's 63 coroners are mostly elected, not appointed, and the posts have minimal requirements. To qualify,...

4 years 4 months ago

Olive oil study questions 'extra virgin' claims

A University of California-Davis study shows that many of the olive oils sold in the United States are not the top-grade, extra-virgin oils that their labels proclaim. Researchers conducted the first academic investigation of olive oil quality by sampling popular international and national brands. American produced olive oils...

4 years 5 months ago

Feds get picky over what makes oil 'extra virgin'

New federal standards for olive oil definitions are aimed at making it easier for consumers to know exactly what they're buying. Terms such as extra virgin, light, unfiltered, cold-pressed, among others have long left people wondering. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in April adopted scientifically verifiable standards for such...

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