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Article ID: 593485

Environmental Exposures Unlikely to Alter Thyroid Function of Pregnant Women, Fetuses

American Thyroid Association

Exposures to perchlorate (ClO4), a compound found at low levels in the environment, and thiocyanate (SCN), a compound found in cigarette smoke and some foods, is unlikely to alter thyroid function in pregnant women and fetuses, according to new data presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in Québec City, Québec, Canada

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Endocrine Society Expert Can Provide Perspective on Obesity and BPA

Endocrine Society

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19-Sep-2012 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 593732

Prenatal Damage From Dioxin Shown to Involve microRNAs

University of South Carolina

Research carried out at the University of South Carolina has identified novel mechanisms through which dioxin can alter physiological functions.

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17-Sep-2012 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 593643

Water Quality Study Shows Need for Testing at State Migrant Camps

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The drinking water at one-third of migrant farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina failed to meet state quality standards, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Article ID: 593478

Gestational Exposure to Urban Air Pollution Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in Newborns

Endocrine Society

Gestational exposure to ambient urban air pollution, especially during late pregnancy, may contribute to lower vitamin D levels in offspring, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).

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11-Sep-2012 11:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 593558

New Model Helps Estimate Historical Air Pollution Exposure

Tufts University

A Tufts University study of the relationship between air quality and unemployment levels uses a new statistical model that retrospectively estimates air pollution for previous time periods where such information is not available. The study also found that air quality improved during recessions

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12-Sep-2012 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 592687

Ohioans Love Their Lakes, but Are Concerned for Their Future

Ohio State University

Almost 41 percent of Ohioans have visited a state body of water in the past year, and of those, nearly one-half usually go to Lake Erie, according to a report. Ohio residents value their lakes and rivers but also face contaminants in those bodies of water.

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Article ID: 592369

Second Consecutive Air Quality Issued for Dangerous Mold

Loyola University Health System

Dangerous levels of mold again are recorded in the Midwest, prompting the issuance of a second air quality alert. "Ragweed is adding to the toxic brew for those with sensitive allergy systems," says Dr. Joseph Leija, Loyola allergist who performs the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official allergy count for the Midwest.

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CIHR Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Our Health

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

It’s well known that air pollution has a negative impact on our well-being. We can all name health problems due to it and respiratory complications come to mind immediately. What happens when extreme weather conditions are added to the mix? Health researchers are increasingly looking at air quality, the changing climate, and what it means for our health.

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Study Finds with Vacant Lots Greened, Residents Feel Safer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from Penn Medicine. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites.

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