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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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Released:
19-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
Newswise: Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

Iowa State University

A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy and inspired Upton Sinclair’s widely popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism, as uncovered in a recent Iowa State University study.

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Released:
18-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school
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Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child’s water supply is safe at both home and school

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child’s school compared with higher income peers, a new national poll suggests.

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Released:
12-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Harnessing the sun to bring fresh water to remote or disaster-struck communities

University of Bath

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units.

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
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New mouse model for celiac disease to speed research on treatments

University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed the first truly accurate mouse model of celiac disease. The animals have the same genetic and immune system characteristics as humans who develop celiac after eating gluten. This provides a vital research tool for developing and testing new treatments for the disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Autoimmune Diseases, Digestive Disorders, Food and Water Safety, Nature (journal),

Released:
11-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Citizen scientists may be an untapped resource for water quality improvement

Citizen scientists may be an untapped resource for water quality improvement

Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Raising awareness and offering technological tools to the thousands of citizens groups in the U.S. that monitor water quality might help community leaders tap these volunteers as a way to improve access to plentiful, clean water and possibly avoid water-related crises, according to a team of researchers.

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Released:
11-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
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Newswise: New FDA-Approved Oral Immunotherapy Marks Important Milestone in Peanut Allergy Management

New FDA-Approved Oral Immunotherapy Marks Important Milestone in Peanut Allergy Management

Nuvance Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, a peanut powder product designed to help reduce peanut-induced allergic reactions. Although Palforzia just received FDA approval, Nuvance Health allergists/immunologists have been offering oral immunotherapy (OIT) for various food allergies for five years. By slowly increasing a person’s tolerance to an allergen over time, OIT can lower the risk of having a severe allergic reaction. This lowered risk may help reduce anxiety for kids with food allergies, as well as their family members and caregivers.

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Released:
4-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
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More grocery stores means less food waste — and a big carbon cut

Cornell University

One strategy for reducing food waste’s environmental impact is as counterintuitive as it is straightforward: Open more grocery stores.

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Released:
3-Feb-2020 4:10 PM EST
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