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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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Potentially life-threatening fungus found in water distribution systems of five French hospitals

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A specific strain of the fungus, Fusarium oxysporum, circulates in the water distribution systems of five French hospitals, in two widely separated cities.

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population - but it also creates a lot of used grounds.

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Antibiotic resistance may be contributing to a trend in rising healthcare costs for infections associated with disease-causing bacteria that can live inside drinking water distribution systems...

Diabetes: Risk factor air pollution

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes.

How much do perfumes pollute? A pioneering study in the canals of Venice

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute for the dynamics of environmental processes of the National Research Council (CNR - IDPA) have been investigating the canals to...

How sitting in traffic jams can harm your health

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Levels of air pollution are high in traffic jams and at traffic-light controlled intersections. Closing the windows and turning off the fan can help.

Improving food quality by studying the microbial composition of raw milk

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products.

Autism risk increased with prenatal exposure to banned chemicals

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Exposure to organochlorines - chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s - in pregnancy may increase offspring's autism risk by 80 percent, study finds.

Antibiotic resistant E. coli found in drinking water

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Antibiotic resistant E. coli has been found in multiple drinking water supplies in France. The resistance counters the critically important cephalosporin antibiotics.

'Smoke waves' will affect millions in coming decades

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles.

Drop in canine fertility may be due to environmental contaminants

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality.

Potential cancer-causing chemicals found in U.S. drinking water

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals linked to the development of cancer were found in drinking water serving 6 million people in the United States.

Research associates some pesticides with respiratory wheeze in farmers

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

New research from North Carolina State University connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway...

Stop the snails - analysis finds control of snail hosts critical to schistosomiasis elimination

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Schistosomiasis (also known as snail fever) affects more than 250 million people worldwide.

Chickens could protect against malaria

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how odors emitted by chickens repel mosquitoes. The discovery could lead to new strategies to protect humans against malaria.

Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT

London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill.

Scientists, physicians and advocates agree: Environmental toxins hurt brain development

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children's and environmental health advocates agree for the first time that today's scientific evidence supports a link...

Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.

Scientists identify ways to prevent heat-related deaths from climate change

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

By the 2080s, as many as 3,331 people could die every year from exposure to heat during the summer months in New York City.

Grub's up! How eating insects could benefit health

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The thought of munching a barbecued beetle might turn your stomach, but it could be highly nutritious. We look at the health benefits of eating insects.

Pediatricians call for stricter regulations to prevent lead poisoning in children

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Even low levels of lead can cause permanent damage in children, and the U.S. needs to do more to eliminate sources of exposure, say leading pediatricians.

Aircraft noise may cause hypertension and organ damage

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The negative health implications of exposure to aircraft sound are slowly being uncovered. Hypertension and organ damage are the latest to join the list.

Legions of immune cells in the lung keep Legionella at bay

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Immunologists and microbiologists from the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity - a joint venture...

Predicting disease spread from animals improves with new model

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a model that uses anticipated changes in climate, land use, and human population to predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.

Household air pollution linked to higher risk of heart attacks, death

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels, such as kerosene or diesel, may increase the risk of heart attacks and death, according to new research...