Background: Online false or misleading oral health–related content has been propagated on social media to deceive people against fluoride’s economic and health benefits to prevent dental caries. Objective: The ai...
Although stream restoration filters pollutants out of local waterways and improves the health of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore area neighborhoods where it would do the most for water quality are far less willing to pay for such projects, according to a new study by a University of Maryland environmental economist and an interdisciplinary team of colleagues.
As consumers seek fewer preservatives in packaged food – while the environment needs less plastic waste – Cornell University scientists are finding ways to make active packaging materials with a biologically-derived polymer that helps salad dressings, marinades and beverages last longer in the fridge.
The world’s research effort into wastewater pollution caused by the textiles industry has increased threefold over the past five years, according to a new analysis released this week in the lead up to Earth Day (Friday 22 April).
Tufts scientists find chlorinated water supplies in Bangladesh have little effect on the abundance and diversity of bacteria in children’s guts. This set of bacteria, or gut microbiome, plays an important role in maintaining health as children grow older
A study carried out by the University of Cordoba and the University of Burgos to understand the food safety of soft and cured cheeses found that storage at room temperature does not compromise food safety with respect to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in both types of cheeses, compared to refrigeration, nor does the reduction of salt in soft cheeses in the range studied.
An article says that microplastics have been found in human blood for the first time. We rate this claim as true, although more studies are needed to determine if these substances in humans are associated with a public health risk.
A group of high school students and their instructor have developed an inexpensive faucet attachment to remove lead from drinking water. Their filter indicates when it’s “used up” by turning the tap water yellow. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2022.
The goo from okra is known to thicken stews, but it can also clean water of some types of pollutants. Now, researchers report that combinations of okra and other food-grade plant extracts can remove microplastics from wastewater. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2022.
Arsenic is a major drinking water contaminant, often linked to the bedrock where wells are drilled in the Northeastern part of the United States. However, new research suggests that pesticides used 100 years ago may also be to blame.
Authors of a new paper recently published in the peer-review journal PLOS One have developed a new Bloom Severity Index and a new Respiratory Irritation Index for red tide blooms in the Gulf of Mexico — the first standardized and objective way to gauge how severe red tides are.
The key to preventing another global pandemic may be found at UNC Charlotte. Expanding upon the University’s award-winning development of a novel COVID-19 wastewater surveillance program and rapidly growing success in bioinformatics, the University is bringing together experts to explore ways to combat threats to human health.
The Endocrine Society joined a coalition of physicians, scientists and public health and environmental organizations to send a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling on the agency to rescind its approvals for bisphenol A (BPA) in adhesives and coatings and set strict limits on its use in plastics that contact food.
As many as a quarter of children in Flint, Michigan – approximately seven times the national average – may have experienced elevated blood lead levels after the city’s water crisis, and more children should have been screened, new Cornell University research finds.
An estimated 370,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of the chemicals arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, and contaminated drinking water disproportionately impacts communities of color in the state, according to a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace – squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can reduce packaging and prevent food waste.
A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that among those who self-reported an allergic reaction to sesame, more than 56% of products which contained sesame did not declare sesame on the label.
This exciting, virtual event will bring together university, industry, venture investment, non-profit and government experts to review, discuss, and advance innovations in the food and beverage ecosystem.
Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone’s lips. The concept is designed to be applied to any form of packaged food.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Joshua Carson, MD, regional director of Loyola Medicine's Burn Center is reminding everyone to be vigilant to prevent burn injuries around the holidays. Loyola's Burn Center is the largest in Illinois and is a regional leader in treating adult and pediatric burns and trauma.
إن الحفاظ على سلامة الطعام أمر هام، بدءًا من بقايا الطعام في غدائك وصولاً إلى التخطيط لوجبة للعائلة والأصدقاء، حيث يحدث التسمم الغذائي - ويسمى أيضًا المرض المنقول عن طريق الغذاء - بسبب الجراثيم الضارة، مثل: البكتيريا، في الطعام المُلوَّث.
Desde sobras do almoço até o preparo de uma refeição para família e amigos, é importante manter os alimentos de forma segura. A intoxicação alimentar, também conhecida como doença de origem alimentar, é causada por germes nocivos, como bactérias, em alimentos contaminados.
Es importante mantener la comida a salvo, sean las sobras del almuerzo o los preparativos para una comida con familiares y amigos. La intoxicación alimentaria, también conocida como enfermedad por los alimentos, es producto de la contaminación de los alimentos por microbios, como bacterias.
This holiday season, millions of people will be celebrating with family and friends, perhaps for the first time in two years. While good cheer may fill the air, danger could be lurking just beyond the door to the kitchen or dining room.