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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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Over 400,000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

The health risks of lead exposure might be worse than we thought; researchers estimate that it could kill more than 400,000 adults in the U.S. each year.

Diesel exhaust may raise risk of neurological disease

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has revealed that men with occupations involving exposure to diesel exhaust could be at greater risk of developing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Bugs in the basement? Here's why

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of arthropods in 50 U.S. homes suggests that their diversity is influenced more by access to the outdoors than the behavior of human residents.

Hair loss most common in summer, fall

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Hair loss is most likely to occur in the summer and fall months, a new study suggests. The findings may help to inform treatment efficacy for patients.

High fluoride levels in pregnancy may lower offspring IQ

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Women who have higher levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with lower intelligence, a new study reports.

Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention.

16-year study suggests air temperature is external trigger for heart attack

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A 16 year study in more than 280 000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. The findings were presented at the ESC Congress.

Could lithium help to prevent dementia?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 800,000 people in Denmark finds that those exposed to higher levels of lithium in drinking water were at lower risk of dementia.

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Exposure to high levels of air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults in a recent study conducted in China.

Highly hazardous pesticides: Policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, studies suggest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides - commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia - should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according...

Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide.

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5% of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other...

What happens if you drink too much water?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication, also called water poisoning. This condition can lead to seizures, brain damage, and even death.

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.

What's to know about popcorn lung?

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...