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Expert: When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine

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Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants Associated with Numerous Cancers

For every 10 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m³) of increased exposure to PM2.5, the risk of dying from any cancer rose by 22 percent.

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Ocean Views Linked to Better Mental Health

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Here's another reason to start saving for that beach house: New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed.

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Insect Outbreaks Reduce Wildfire Severity

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A surprising new study suggests that major insect outbreaks--contrary to current thinking and forest management guidelines--can reduce forest fire damage.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Contamination in North Dakota Linked to Fracking Spills

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Accidental wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota have caused widespread water and soil contamination, a new Duke University study finds.

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Coal-Tar Based Sealcoats on Driveways, Parking Lots Far More Toxic Than Suspected

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The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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#Zika Virus: Subject Matter Experts

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How Can Regulators Know Which of the 80,000 Manufactured Chemicals Pose Risks?

A new pilot study defines an approach that can help EPA and other government regulators decide which among the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, many poorly understood, should receive priority attention.

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The Pellet Stove Design Challenge: We Have a Winner!

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At Brookhaven Lab last week, seven finalists competed to be designated the top-performing pellet stove. The three-day Pellet Stove Design Challenge, organized by the Alliance for Green Heat, featured stove demonstrations and testing as well as presentations and round-table discussions on a variety of issues.

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Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect Children’s Lung Health

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According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children. The findings were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, a journal of the American Thoracic Society.

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Ocean Currents Push Phytoplankton and Pollution Around the Globe, Snowmobiling Could Be Hard Hit by Climate Change, Which Trees Face Death in Drought? More Stories in the Climate Change Channel

Ocean Currents Push Phytoplankton and Pollution Around the Globe, Snowmobiling Could Be Hard Hit by Climate Change, Which Trees Face Death in Drought? More Stories in the Climate Change Channel

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Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.

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Criminal Charges Of The Kind Filed In The Flint Water Crisis Rare, Environmental Health Expert Says

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Balancing Individual and Population Health

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A session on personalized medicine vs. public health and community needs is explored in at the International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS) in Minneapolis

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How Science Informs Local and Global Health Policy

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The iCOMOS conference is a global forum to communicate the importance of science in solving pressing health issues at the interface of humans, animals and the environment.

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International Conference Spotlights Improving Global Human, Animal and Ecosystem Health

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Scientists, environmentalists, human and animal health professionals economists, ethics and public health specialists will gather to explore the science behind One Health-- and issues of importance to animal, human and environmental health throughout the world.

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Green Living Tips: Don't Recycle Those Pasta-Sauce Jars Just Yet

To celebrate Earth Week, students at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, New York, were asked to share their favorite green-living life hacks.