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Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability

University of Exeter

People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Mindfulness, Nature, Pollution, All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
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Clothes last longer and shed fewer microfibers in quicker, cooler washing cycles

University of Leeds

Those nice new clothes you got for Christmas or in the new year sales might just last longer, thanks to advice from scientists researching the impact washing machines have on clothes and the environment.

Channels: Chemistry, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Materials Science, Nature, Physics, Pollution, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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    14-Jan-2020 12:05 AM EST

Elevated Leukemia Incidence Is Found in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers

Mount Sinai Health System

Responders who worked at the World Trade Center site after the attacks on September 11, 2001, have an increased overall cancer incidence compared to the general population, particularly in thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, and, for the first time ever reported, leukemia, according to a Mount Sinai study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum in January.

Channels: Blood, Cancer, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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New study shows dominance of local air pollution sources in Delhi

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has revealed results from a new, comprehensive study that suggests that activities such as construction and vehicle traffic contribute significantly to the Delhi National Capital Region's high concentrations of harmful air pollutants and gases.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Health, Meteorology, Pollution, Public Health, India News, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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Newswise: 2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A small wildfire in San Diego County in 2017 resulted in a big uptick in children visiting the emergency room for breathing problems, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Channels: Asthma, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Wildfires, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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    30-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Study Finds Potential Link Between Cardiovascular Death and Some Types of Pesticides

University of Iowa

A new data analysis from the University of Iowa finds that people who have high levels of exposure to pyrethroid insecticides are three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people with little or no exposure.

Channels: Agriculture, Cardiovascular Health, Environmental Health, Heart Disease, Pollution, Public Health, JAMA, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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