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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Ensuring voting access for people with disabilities

August 5, 2022 - Though they turned out in unprecedented numbers in the 2020 election, voters with disabilities still face significant barriers to casting a ballot in some places. Efforts are now underway in several states across the South — the region with the highest percentage of residents with disabilities — to remove obstacles and improve access for this growing voter demographic.

FEMA accused of meddling into health study of formaldehyde-contaminated Katrina trailers

January 30, 2008 - Two House subcommittees have sent letters to the Department of Homeland Security and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry asking why the Federal Emergency Management Agency interfered with a heath report on formaldehyde in trailers housing people displaced by Hurricane Katrina -- and why ATSDR complied with FEMA's demands that it not consider long-term exposure impacts including cancer.

Supersizing the South

By R. Neal
March 29, 2007 - A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 50% of advertising on television shows for children under 12 is for food. According to the report: