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Article ID: 604931

Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

A special section in the Journal of Environmental Quality details the challenges China faces today in managing nutrient losses from crop and livestock production, and how the country must shift from a sole focus on food security to a triple emphasis on food security, efficient use of resources, and environmental protection.

Released:
2-Jul-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 604946

Researchers’ Epigenetics Study Discovers Cancer Risks Double When Two Carcinogens Present at ‘Safe’ Levels

Texas Tech University

New research conducted by Texas Tech University scientists has found that low doses of arsenic and estrogen – even at levels low enough to be considered “safe” for humans if they were on their own – can cause cancer in prostate cells.

Released:
28-Jun-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 604884

Chemical in Antibacterial Soaps May Harm Nursing Babies

University of Tennessee

A mother's prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Released:
27-Jun-2013 2:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604465

Early-life Air Pollution Linked with Childhood Asthma in Minorities

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A research team led by UCSF scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos.

Released:
18-Jun-2013 12:55 PM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    17-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 604289

Exposure to BPA in Developing Prostate Increases Risk of Later Cancer

University of Illinois at Chicago

Ubiquitous plasticizers may have long-term health effects.

Released:
14-Jun-2013 8:30 AM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    17-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 604370

BPA Linked To a Common Birth Defect in Boys

Endocrine Society

A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet another potential harmful effect of BPA, which is widely used in many plastics, liners of food cans and dental sealants.

Released:
17-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 604372

Prenatal Exposure to BPA Affects Fat Tissues in Sheep

Endocrine Society

New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Released:
17-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 604373

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Fed to Nursing Rats Harms Offspring

Endocrine Society

A mother’s exposure to triclocarban, a common antibacterial chemical, while nursing her babies shortens the life of her female offspring, a new study in rats finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Released:
17-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 604127

Fetal Neuromaturation Associated with Mother’s Exposure to DDT and Other Environmental Contaminants

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has for the first time found that a mother’s higher exposure to some common environmental contaminants was associated with more frequent and vigorous fetal motor activity. Some chemicals were also associated with fewer changes in fetal heart rate, which normally parallel fetal movements.

Released:
11-Jun-2013 10:00 AM EDT

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