Category Archives: Health

School-Based Health Clinics Meet Variety Of Needs

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April 29, 2016 – This week we examine the relationship between school-based health clinics and teachers, parents and school staff. Producer Sarah Gustavus visits the clinic at Highland High School, which is run by the UNMH. She also sits down with Nancy Rodriguez from the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care to talk about clinics across the state.

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Senator Udall Advocates Reforms In Chemical Safety Regulations

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October 23, 2015 – Senator Tom Udall is sponsoring legislation that would increase EPA oversight of chemicals that are in products used by consumers across the country.

The current law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in 1976, and has not been updated to allow for potential regulation or restrictions on chemicals like asbestos, arsenic, styrene, formaldehyde and BPA . Udall and others say the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act now has bipartisan support. Senator Udall talks about the details of the legislation this week with our correspondent Gwyneth Doland.