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Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?” — Paul Shea, Dublin, OH


Dear EarthTalk: Lead was long ago phased out of automobile gasoline, but it is still in aviation fuel and is now the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. What’s being done? — L. Eber, Rye, NY

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Wanted: Words of Wisdom

When I first graduated from college and later graduate school, I was somewhat melancholy, but very excited, because for the first time in eighteen years, I would no longer be a student. But because I had a license to teach and counsel high school students, I would still be in school, only now I was entitled to be on the other side of the desk.

Bill To Expand Needle Exchange Pilot Program Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale that would expand the state’s sterile syringe and needle exchange program to help reduce the prevalence of transmitted bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C through shared intravenous needles was advanced today from the Senate Health, Human Services and Seniors Citizens Committee.