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Newswise: Traditional Biomass Stoves, Used Widely in Developing Nations, Shown to Elevate Indoor Air Pollutants, Cause Lung Inflammation
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Traditional Biomass Stoves, Used Widely in Developing Nations, Shown to Elevate Indoor Air Pollutants, Cause Lung Inflammation

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful PM2.5 (miniscule atmospheric particulates) and carbon monoxide (CO) and to stimulate biological processes that cause lung inflammation and may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn

University of Missouri, Columbia

Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Newswise: HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways

HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.

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18-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST
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Study identifies states with highest rates of melanoma due to ultraviolet radiation

American Cancer Society (ACS)

A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota.

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17-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST
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Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness

Massachusetts General Hospital

In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI).

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Newswise: Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

University of Washington

Using 30 years of satellite data, UW researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C).

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13-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: University of Notre Dame-developed home lead screening kits shown to be highly accurate

University of Notre Dame-developed home lead screening kits shown to be highly accurate

University of Notre Dame

An inexpensive lead sample collection kit distributed to homes in St. Joseph County is comparable in accuracy and sensitivity to more costly in-home analysis, according to research published this month in the Journal of Environmental Research.

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