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The creation and disposal of huge quantities of waste has a devastating effect on the air, water and soil in the environment. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides have turned agriculture into a leading source of water pollution in the United States. This c

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Researchers offer new and novel paradigm for advancing research on beneficial microbes

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

While beneficial microbes are becoming a more common tool in agriculture, their effectiveness in the field is severely blunted thanks to real-world environmental stressors like heat and drought...

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results.

Ozone exposure tied to cardiovascular risk

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Exposure to ozone is linked to changes in blood platelets and raised blood pressure at levels lower than that tied to changes in the lungs, study shows.

Could house dust make us fat?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In laboratory studies, precursor fat cells exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in house dust were found to proliferate and acquire more fat.

Popcorn lung: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is popcorn lung and what causes it? Learn about this rare condition affecting the lungs, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and how to manage them.

Researchers develop yeast-based tool for worldwide pathogen detection

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water.

Indoor air in schools could add to children's exposure to PCBs

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. banned PCBs nearly four decades ago, but they persist in the environment and have been found in animals and humans since then.

Common water treatments could damage DNA

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists are warning that a water treatment widely used in developing countries could be damaging the DNA of those drinking it.

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.

Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease.

Wildfires pollute much more than previously thought

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Data from flights through plumes reveal three times the fine particle levels than officially inventoried.Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed.

Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced...

Low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson's risk

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered a link between higher intake of low-fat dairy products - particularly skim or low-fat milk - and a greater risk of Parkinson's.

Common class of chemicals cause cancer by breaking down DNA repair mechanisms

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the...

Can you drink distilled water safely?

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, but does it matter what kind of water you drink? We look at the risks and benefits of distilled water.

Diesel pollution linked to heart damage

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented at EuroCMR 2017.

Researchers pinpoint how diesel fumes could cause 'flare up' of respiratory symptoms

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have shown how diesel fumes trigger respiratory reflexes which could potentially worsen underlying conditions, such as asthma.

Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution - but in some cases trees can make pollution worse

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cities need to "green up" to reduce the impact of air pollution on residents as well as buildings.

Study finds major health benefits linked to indoor temperature variation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a...

Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010.

Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.

'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution may be associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Living in an area with high air pollution may impact women's breast density

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of nearly 280,000 women in the United States has found that living in areas with a high level of fine particles from air pollution may increase a woman's chance of having dense breasts - a...

Study reveals amount of premature deaths linked to international trade

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed for the first time the global scale of premature deaths related to air pollution from international trade.