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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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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.

Lead exposure in childhood linked to lower IQ, lower status

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A long-term study of more than 500 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and...

Taking B vitamins may reduce epigenetic effects of air pollution

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome, further...

New research finds infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.

New study reveals air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, known as long non-coding RNAs, has found evidence of evolutionary selection and links with major diseases...

Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections.

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.

Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts.

How to treat and prevent chigger bites

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?