As Australia heads into summer with an El Niño, it’s important understand and prepare for the health risks associated with extreme weather.
Schools have more to manage than just their educational strategies.
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For students to learn in a safe, healthy environment, school administrators must deal with a myriad of potential environmental contaminants, from allergens to cockroaches.
New restrictions on PFAS and other potentially hazardous chemicals in Australia present an opportunity for industry to develop alternatives for new, safe and clean products.
Depleted uranium shells will equip M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, also from the U.S.
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Depleted uranium munitions are bad news for enemy tanks, but are not nuclear weapons, and studies have shown that they pose low risks of radiation or chemical exposure.
One symptom of arsenic poisoning is the growth of plaques on the skin called arsenical keratosis.
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Millions of people worldwide are exposed via soil and water to arsenic, whether naturally occurring or related to pollution. Chronic exposure is linked to the formation of cancer stem cells.
PFAS can be found in hundreds of water systems in the U.S.
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The drinking water systems serving over 70 million people may not meet newly proposed water quality standards. It could cost hundreds of billions of dollars to fix that.
A new federal regulation will set national limits on two ‘forever chemicals’ widely found in drinking water.
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The Biden administration is finalizing the first federal limits on two compounds, PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water. These so-called ‘forever chemicals’ have been linked to numerous health effects.
Pesticide use on school playing fields varies from state to state.
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An environmental health lawyer explains why some states have weaker rules than others, and how you can make your concerns heard.
An illustration of a human liver with cirrhosis.
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Vinyl chloride dilutes fairly quickly in outside air and water. One concern for lingering exposure from the derailment involves private wells.
Most clinical trials overrepresent young white males.
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Medicine works better when the treatments are tailored to fit each individual person’s biology and history. A first step is increasing diversity in clinical trials, but the end goal is precision medicine.
Active oil wells can often be found next door to homes, office buildings and even schools.
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The Los Angeles area has over 20,000 active, idle or abandoned oil wells. The city and county have voted to ban new ones after studies showed health problems in residents living nearby.
Washing raw chicken can splash bacteria around the kitchen. It’s best just to properly cook the chicken without washing it. So why do people still wash? Time to bust some chicken-washing myths.
Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.
When fish like this netted cod are exposed to mercury, it accumulates in certain organs, including the lenses of their eyes.
A new study shows that a time stamp can be put on mercury that accumulates in fish eyes, offering a window into their lifetime exposure.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
When it comes to reducing the spread of COVID, ventilation is often an afterthought. But cleaner air needs to be front and centre of our COVID mitigation strategy. Here’s why.
An air scrubber in a classroom at the E.N. White School in Holyoke, Mass.
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A lot of federal money is now available for making school buildings healthier. Two environmental health experts explain how school districts can best use it.
It’s impossible to escape exposure to microplastics and a new study confirms they’re in household dust around the world. But the health risks appear surprisingly low, and vacuuming makes a difference.
Bad air pollution and extreme heat each raise health risks, but they’re worse combined.
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The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfire smoke adds to the risk.
A young protester in India makes a statement about dangerous levels of air pollution.
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It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.