The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "neurological disorders" ...
Kirby investigates whether the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, which was used in an increasing number of childhood vaccines in the 1990s, led to the large number of cases of autism, ADD, ADHD and other childhood disorders that were reported in the United States during the same period.
This story addresses clause in Ohio's Bioterrorism Bill, which allows it to hide information gathered during public health investigations. The reporter discovered that hiding this information was more of a pattern than an exception. She found examples of the Department's efforts to bury information, stonewall citizens, and downplay health risks. For example...in one community, data was skewed to show no link between toxins in the soil and local leukemia cases. Not only does the Health Department hide this information, they make it nearly impossible to retrieve, by ignoring information requests...even the State Attorney General couldn't get answers to its health-related inquiry.
Tags: Ohio Department of Health; Bioterrorism Bill; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Ohio Attorney General; EPA; health assessment; public health; stonewall; health risks; public health information; Ohio Attorney General; Centers for Disease Control; Waste Technologies Industries; hazardous waste; cancer rates; air pollution; pollution testing; leukemia; autism; neurological disorders; multiple sclerosis; well water; health hazard; toxic chemicals; Trichlorethylene (TCE); anthrax; e.coli; Greenpeace
KIRO investigates ADD-like behavior in kids and found in many cases a strange result -- lead poisoning. Many kinds of children's jewelry had levels of lead many times what is admissible in even household paint. These items of jewelry invariable end up in children's mouths -- the lead ends up in their bloodstream where it can cause neurological damage.
A pattern of illness doctors cannot explain has been emerging on and around East Tennessee's Oak Ridge reservation, where nuclear weapons fuel and components have been manufactured for five decades. More than 200 workers and residents report neurological, respiratory and immune system disorders. Meanwhile, scientists are discovering that environmental contamination on and around the reservations is far worse than previously believed. Many of ill suspect - but cannot prove - their health problems are linked to this contamination. So, too, do some parents and educators in one county adjoining the reservation where special education enrollment more than doubled from 1990 to 1996.