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Newswise: NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally; Women and Elderly Most Affected
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NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally; Women and Elderly Most Affected

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease appears to be increasing, especially among women and those 65 and older, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Environmental Health, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Women's Health,

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10-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Scientists at the Forefront of Disease Etiology, Endocrine Disruption, Risk Assessment, and More Recognized with 2020 SOT Awards

Society of Toxicology

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is pleased to announce the 2020 SOT award recipients. This year’s honorees come from a variety of backgrounds, educational experiences, and career paths and are recognized for their immense contributions to toxicology.

Channels: Alternative Medicine, Education, Environmental Health, In the Workplace, Public Health,

Released:
12-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
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FSU researchers use mechanical engineering, scientific computing and forestry to better understand prescribed burns

Florida State University

In the effort to mitigate destructive wildfires, wildland managers often fight those uncontrolled fires with prescribed fire — carefully controlled burns to safely eliminate the vegetation that piles up on forest floors and adds to potential fuel. A $2.2 million Department of Defense grant will fund an FSU investigation into the dynamics of smoke from prescribed burns, giving land managers a better understanding of when and how to best use the technique.

Channels: Engineering, Environmental Health, Physics, Wildfires,

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12-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Risk Analysis Powers Air Pollution Solutions

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Air pollution exposure threatens human health both outdoors and when polluted air infiltrates homes, offices, schools and vehicles. Exposure to certain particulate matter can cause respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system issues, especially in vulnerable populations. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore new ways to measure and track air pollutants to reduce public health risk.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Scientific Meetings,

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25-Nov-2019 9:35 AM EST
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Newswise: London air to be kept clean thanks to Warwick researchers

London air to be kept clean thanks to Warwick researchers

University of Warwick

In London air pollution contributes to thousands of premature deaths a year, with many others suffering the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Pollution, Public Health,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Reducing Wildfire Risks for Better Management and Resource Allocation

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As wildfires become deadlier, larger and more expensive, there is strong interest in better risk governance. Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as humans’ abilities to anticipate wildfire potential and mitigation approaches are critical. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore analyses of past fire seasons, projections for the future and approaches for decision making aimed at mitigating risk.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Wildfires, Scientific Meetings,

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20-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Newswise: New Report Shows Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction
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New Report Shows Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Dec. 6, 2019 – Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Pollution, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Smoking, Women's Health, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies

Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds.

Channels: All Journal News, Allergies, Asthma, Children's Health, Environmental Health, Immunology, Pollution, Smoking,

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5-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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FSU Research: Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated sewage

Florida State University

A team of Florida State University researchers studying new methods to remove toxic heavy metals from biosolids — the solid waste left over after sewage treatment — found the key is a brief spin through a microwave. The method removed three times the amount of lead from biosolids compared to conventional means and could reduce the total cost of processing by more than 60 percent, making it a possible engineering solution to help produce fertilizer and allow more people to live with clean soil and water.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Health, Pollution,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST
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Air Pollution in Taiwan Boosts Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PLOS

Long-term exposure to hydrocarbons in the air may be a risk factor for ischemic stroke development, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Han-Wei Zhang of China Medical University, Taiwan, and colleagues.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Pollution, PLOS ONE, Southeast Asia News, Environmental Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
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