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Environmental Protection Agency: Safeguarding public health

The Environmental Protection Agency: Safeguarding public health

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a key role to play in ensuring only safe products reach the market, something of increasing importance...
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Common pesticide may increase autism risk, researchers find

Exposure to a common pesticide has been linked to a frequent autism-associated gene mutation, new research has found. In a study conducted by researchers at...
Ypsomed: providing zero-carbon drug delivery

Ypsomed: providing zero-carbon drug delivery

In this article, Ypsomed, discusses how the adoption of prefilled self-injection systems has put the drug delivery device industry at the forefront of the...
Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

An interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) Project has put forward a global plan to save the...
Reducing air pollution could prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year

Reducing air pollution could prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year

A new study has shown that reducing air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) would prevent more than 50,000 deaths...
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£6m project to investigate role of food in child and environmental health

UK universities will be leading a £6m project to study food and health with an aim to improve the health of future generations and...
Is atmospheric pollution contributing to the spread of COVID-19?

Is atmospheric pollution contributing to the spread of COVID-19?

A new study has suggested the hypothesis of a correlation among the short-term exposure to atmospheric pollutants and COVID-19 incidence, mortality, and lethality rates There...
The health implications of climate change in the age of COVID-19

The health implications of climate change in the age of COVID-19

A new report has highlighted that no country is immune from the health impacts of climate change, and that the COVID-19 pandemic is an...
Better air quality in Europe sees fewer deaths but pollution still a problem

Better air quality in Europe sees fewer deaths but pollution still a problem

The air quality in Europe has improved over the last decade, which has seen fewer deaths linked to pollution, however, a new report has...
Chemical from fracking could interfere with male reproductive hormones

Chemical from fracking could interfere with male reproductive hormones

Research has shown that a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing – known as fracking – could potentially interfere with male reproductive hormones. According to a...
Climate change: risks to human health are growing but funding isn’t

Climate change: risks to health are growing but health funding isn’t

A new WHO report has highlighted the lack of support for health sectors in the face of climate change. The report, from the World Health...
Public health: nature better than tech for reducing air pollution

Public health: nature better than tech for reducing air pollution

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27%, new research...
Urban gardens can help curb food insecurity and health problems

Urban gardens can help curb food insecurity and health problems

Food deserts are an increasingly recognised problem in the United States and a new study indicates urban and home gardens - combined with nutrition...
Worrying multidrug resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes

Worrying multidrug resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes

Potentially having ominous implications for human health worldwide, scientists have discovered an unsettling multidrug resistance in distant Arctic soil microbes. Published in Environment International, a...
Is global climate change affecting fertility?

Is global climate change affecting fertility?

According to the University of Liverpool, UK, global climate change could make some species sterile and see them succumb earlier than expected. Published in Trends...
Eating insects to save the environment

Eating insects to save the environment

Consuming foods of insect origin is encouraged as a response to the environmental impact of meat production, but how do vegans and vegetarians feel...
Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, ranging from pesticides to habitat loss, but bee parasites are...
Study has found that artificial light is harming ecosystem health

Study has found that artificial light is harming ecosystem health

According to Ohio State University, USA, artificial light at night isn't just a health problem - it also hurts the entire outdoor ecosystem health. When...
Organically farmed food has greater climate impact than farmed food

Organically farmed food has greater climate impact than farmed food

Researchers have found that organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. A...
Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Neighbourhoods with more green space may reduce heart disease

Those who live in leafy neighbourhoods with more green space are more likely to reduce heart disease symptoms. Researchers from the University of Louisville, USA,...

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