Asbestos deaths bring 16-year sentence

By Jim Morris

In a case followed around the world, two former business executives were convicted in Italy of manslaughter in 3,000 deaths

Flawed state reporting leaves consumers vulnerable

By Max Levy, Dustin Volz and Joe Yerardi

A data analysis of salmonella reports in all 50 states reveals inconsistent reporting requirements among state health departments

Farmers markets thrive, as do concerns

By Stephanie Snyder

With small farms mostly exempt from federal and state food safety enforcement, locavores bear responsibility for what they buy

Food-safety issues abound near U.S. Capitol

By Maggie Clark, Esther French and Mattea Kramer

Reporters find salmonella-contaminated chicken, among other violations, at the Agriculture Department’s own farmer’s market

Organic food no guarantee against foodborne illness

By Madhu Rajaraman

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are just as vulnerable to contamination by dangerous pathogens as non-organic produce

Laws haven’t kept deadly pathogens out of meat, poultry

By Teresa Lostroh and Rachel Albin

Millions of pounds of contaminated meat and poultry still reach – and kill – consumers because of flaws in the system

Is kosher meat safer?

By Judah Ari Gross

While research hasn’t proven that kosher food is safer to eat, the way in which it is prepared may reduce the chances of spreading foodborne

Inspectors struggle to keep up with flood of imports

By Brad Racino

Food imports approved for use in the U.S. in an unexpected way

Salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes in Guatemala

By Brandon Quester and Tarryn Mento

Cantaloupe, a frequent carrier of pathogens that cause foodborne illness, is imported by the U.S. more than any other nation

Rhode Island case illustrates poor food handling practices

By Joanne Ingram

Failures in food handling and state regulation highlighted in salmonella outbreak from zeppole distributed by a local bakery

Antibiotics in livestock fuel debate over hazardous meat and poultry

By Andrew Mach

Farmers and ranchers still use large amounts of antibiotics in raising livestock, which breeds and passes to humans drug-resistant bacteria

Salmonella lurks from farm to fork

Salmonella infections are on the rise, sickening more than a million Americans a year

Federal agencies falling short in protecting U.S. food supply

By Max Levy and Mattea Kramer

FDA-regulated goods are up 200% in a decade, but the agency inspects only about 2% of all imported food

Public health suffers as Indonesia ignores calls for tobacco reform

By Andreas Harsono

Home of the 'smoking baby,' 200,000 Indonesians die every year from smoking-related illnesses

In India, bidi industry's clout trumps health initiatives

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

Bidi makers in India adopt Big Tobacco tactics to avoid reforms on smoking and excise taxes

Inkling of concern: Chemicals in tattoo inks face scrutiny

By Brett Israel

New research finds chemicals in tattoo inks: Including some toxic metals, and one of the most potent skin carcinogens

Doctors less welcoming of children on Medicaid, GAO finds

By Ben Wieder

Doctors more likely to turn away children on Medicaid, especially specialists

Canada resists adding deadly asbestos to toxics blacklist

By Jim Morris

Major producer resists adding substance to toxics blacklist

Russia's cigarette king practices strategic giving

By Roman Anin

Dominant vendor sets standard for connections

Mexican tobacco growers: Economically shunned by industry, still used as lobbyists

By Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Big Tobacco cultivates more people, less land, in Mexico

About this project: Smoke Screen II

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

About this project

Emergency room visits up 11 percent in last decade; health care reform could drive numbers higher

By Laurel Adams

More than 100 million people seek help in emergency rooms, a number that could rise as health care reform kicks in

Activist asbestos inspector faces threats, industry backlash

By Jim Morris and Marcelo Soares

Official endures threats, ostracism – and now a lawsuit for activism

Was 1998 tobacco pact a bad deal for some U.S. states?

Some states might have collected more through cigarette tax

Asbestos test under fire in Japan

By Scilla Alecci

Faulty findings may add to 100,000 death toll

Philip Morris says it will continue lobbying on international tobacco controls

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

Philip Morris International says it will continue to make its case to governments worldwide that are working to implement an international t

Uruguay tobacco dispute heats up

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

Uruguay, a focus of ICIJ’s “Smoke Screen,” a series this week on tobacco industry lobbying in developing nations, is back in the news with

Overview: The tobacco lobby goes global

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

The tobacco lobby goes global

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