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    18-Dec-2018 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705513

Your Postal Code May Influence Your Health

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability and prices of cigarettes and alcohol, and the promotion, or lack thereof, of healthy foods in restaurants. The study findings are based on detailed data collected across Canada’s 10 provinces.

14-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705506

Building a better weapon against harmful algal blooms

Ohio State University

This week at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in Washington, D.C, a team of scientists from The Ohio State University shared early results from a trio of studies that aim to improve models designed to guide agricultural practices for reducing the risk of nitrogen and phosphorous farm runoff. Such runoff leads to the growth of toxic algae in waterways.

14-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705457

Face Masks May Protect Hog Farm Workers and Their Household Members From Staph Bacteria

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers and for household members to whom they might otherwise transmit the bacteria, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

13-Dec-2018 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 705170

Health Experts Call on EPA to Reverse Decision to Eliminate Pollutant-Specific Panels

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler members of the scientific community expressed concern about the agency’s decision to dissolve pollutant-specific advisory panels, including one charged with setting the National Ambient Air Quality Standard or NAAQS for airborne particulate matter or PM.

10-Dec-2018 1:30 PM EST
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    5-Dec-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703885

Human Exposures and Health Effects Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Health Effects Institute (HEI) convened an Energy Research Committee to help ensure the protection of public health during such development. A symposium at the 2018 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will summarize the Committee’s review approach and preliminary findings and provide initial options for future research intended to fill knowledge gaps.

13-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704826

Can rice filter water from ag fields?

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

While it’s an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and streams.

5-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    5-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704669

Uranium in Mine Dust Could Dissolve in Human Lungs

American Chemical Society (ACS)

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population residing close to mines within the Navajo Nation. According to a new study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, inhaled uranium in dusts from the mines could be a factor.

30-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704889

Toxic chemicals calling: Cell phones as a source of flame retardants

University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON (Canada) - Cell phones - much has been written about their detrimental effects on attention spans, stress levels and dinner table conversations. People are in constant contact with their cell phones at all hours of the day. New research from the University of Toronto (U of T) suggests they could also be a source of toxic chemicals, or at least an indicator of the chemicals to which people are exposed.

4-Dec-2018 1:15 PM EST

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