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Article ID: 697651

Endocrine Disruptors – Put Exposure Reduction at the Centre of EU Action Now, Urge Health Groups

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

As the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap for a framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) comes to a close, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) urges the European Commission to ensure that meaningful reduction of citizens’ exposure is at the core of its actions [1]

25-Jul-2018 10:10 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 697839

Recycling Provides Manufacturers with Real Competitive and Economic Advantages, Study Says

Indiana University

In addition to being environmentally friendly, recycling can help manufacturers develop new, strategic sources of raw materials -- particularly rare and precious metals -- giving them a competitive advantage, according to research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor.

24-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    20-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697584

Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Feelings of Depression in City Dwellers

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed “vacant” and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation.

18-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697619

The Medical Minute: Staying Safe While Camping and Hiking

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying hiking and camping.

18-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 697256

Study Raises Concern About Flame-Retardant Metabolites in Bald Eagles

Indiana University

A study finds that chemicals used in flame retardants, plasticizers and other commercial products are broken down through the process of metabolism into other compounds. Researchers say not enough is known about the dangers posed by those compounds, known as metabolites.

11-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697251

Living in Areas with Less Sun May Increase Your Risk of OCD

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

10-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 697049

New Rapid Test Aims to Get Swimmers Back in NYS Park Waters Faster

Cornell University

Ruth Richardson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and members of her lab are testing a new water-monitoring technology that, if approved by New York state and federal authorities, could drastically reduce the time state park swim areas must close when water is suspected of being unswimmable.

5-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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