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Santé Canada impose des normes parmi les plus restrictives au monde sur le plomb, mais elles sont inefficaces sans procédures de tests et un programme de remplacement des canalisations. Shutterstock

Eau contaminée au plomb : comment s’assurer que nos maisons, nos écoles et nos lieux de travail soient sécuritaires

Une enquête a montré que les niveaux de plomb dans l’eau de cinq villes canadiennes étaient comparables à ceux de Flint, au Michigan, au pire du scandale de l'eau contaminée.
Health Canada has some of the strongest limits on lead in the world, but they can’t be effective without testing and a plan to replace pipes. (Shutterstock)

Lead-tainted water: How to keep homes, schools, daycares and workplaces safe

An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
Pfc Elias Friedensohn in June 1945 at the Special Services Distributing Point, Seine Section, Paris, France. National Archives

The American GI in WWII, uncensored

An unprecedented survey of US GIs that began in 1941, preserved on microfilm, provides a raw and uncensored story of average Americans grappling with both national ideals and practical necessities.
Limpiar las encimeras y los teclados puede eliminar el virus de la gripe, ya que puede sobrevivir en esos lugares con facilidad. AVAVA/

La gripe sobrevive más de una hora en el aire y en las superficies

Vacunarse contra la gripe es la mejor forma de detener la propagación, pero un reciente estudio aconseja aumentar la circulación del aire y limpiar las superficies para eliminar el virus del entorno.
Crepúsculo en Silicon Valley desde Sierra Vista. San José, condado de Santa Clara, California, EEUU. Yhelfman / Shutterstock

Silicon Valley, de paraíso bucólico a vertedero tóxico

Las grandes tecnológicas son noticia por maltratar a sus trabajadores, a los clientes y a la sociedad. ¿Está su potencial económico a punto de colapsar como ocurrió con Detroit hace años?
Once lauded for their vision and promise, Silicon Valley giants have made life so hard for locals that residents regularly protest the companies, including their amenities like charter buses to save workers from the region’s terrible traffic. AP Photo/Richard Jacobsen

Silicon Valley, from ‘heart’s delight’ to toxic wasteland

Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017. Steve Helber/AP Photo

Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism

Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. USFWS/Flickr

Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer

The US Department of Agriculture kills thousands of predators yearly, mainly for attacking livestock. A conservation biologist explains why this policy is ineffective and ecologically harmful.

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