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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to find out.

Channels: All Journal News, Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Geology, Public Health, Rural Issues, Floods,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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HCPA Recognizes Members of the Household and Commercial Products Industry for Accomplishments in Product Innovation and Sustainability

Household and Commercial Products Association

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) recently announced the winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards, which honors companies within the household and commercial products industry for accomplishments in product innovation and sustainability.

Channels: Social Media, All Journal News, Business Ethics, Environmental Health, In the Home, In the Workplace, Technology,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Rubber in the environment

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimetres of tyre tread "disappear" to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end up in soil and water and, to a small extent, in the air. And the amount of these particles in our environment is anything but small, as Empa researchers have now calculated.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Bloomberg American Health Summit Kicks Off Tuesday Nov. 12 in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

After years of progress, the average life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline for three consecutive years. The second annual Bloomberg American Health Summit—taking place November 12 and 13, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland—will bring together national leaders, policymakers, advocates, and innovators from across the country to share new knowledge and evidence-based practices around five focus areas implicated in reducing U.S. life expectancy: addiction and overdose, adolescent health, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and violence.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Environmental Health, Obesity, Public Health, Guns and Violence, Education,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Atmospheric and Environmental Changes Impact Organ-Specific Lupus Flares

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found a strong association between changes in atmospheric and environmental variables 10 days before a clinic visit and organ-specific lupus flares in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (Abstract #695).

Channels: Arthritis, Bone Health, Dermatology, Environmental Health, All Journal News, Autoimmune Diseases,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Study Finds Association Between RA Biomarker and Certain Air Pollutants

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New, late-breaking research discovered that there are significant associations between anti-citrullinated protein bodies (ACPA), a characteristic biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and industrial emissions of fine particles matter and sulfur dioxide.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Environmental Health, Pollution, Medical Meetings, Autoimmune Diseases,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
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Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

Tufts University

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published today in The Lancet Global Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Food Science, Nutrition, Poverty, African News, Southeast Asia News, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Poisoned by Plastic

Poisoned by Plastic

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Too many of the plastic cups, chip bags, cigarette butts and take-out containers you see littering California’s beaches don’t stay on the sand. An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic make their way into the world’s oceans annually, the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute—and 80 percent of that comes directly from littering on land.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Pollution,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
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