The Osun River has become turbid and unsafe for consumption - threatening its cultural and biodiversity significance. Photo by: Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images.
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
Wildfire smoke contains a mixture of toxic pollutants that can be harmful to both the lungs and the brain.
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Pollution from more frequent floods and wildfires – exacerbated by the warming climate – is threatening human health and poses particular risks to the brain.
Toxic dust hung in the air around ground zero for more than three months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Those directly exposed to toxic dust and trauma on and after 9/11 carry with them a generation of chronic health conditions, which are placing them at higher risk during the pandemic and as they age.
Leaded petrol hasn’t been used since 2002, but new research found traces of it end up back in the air after bushfires.
The amount of cadmium content in cocoa beans depends on the location and soil conditions where the chocolate plant is grown and type of chocolate plant itself.
Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
Snowshoe hares near the now closed Giant Mine outside of Yellowknife, N.W.T show signs of arsenic contamination.
Historical gold mining at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. released toxic arsenic into the environment. Snowshoe hares are showing signs of poisoning.
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