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1. April 2, 2021 | Mongabay
East Africa deploys huge volumes of ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides against locust plague
More than 95% of pesticides now being used in East Africa to fight locust swarms are scientifically proven to cause harm to humans and other organisms such as birds and fish.
2. March 30, 2021 | Laprensa Latina Media
Nepal shuts school as smoke from hundreds of wildfires engulfs country
Nepali authorities have closed down all educational institutions due to rising air pollution, caused by hundreds of forest fires that have covered the country in a layer of smoke and led to cities like Kathmandu topping worldwide pollution charts.
3. March 29, 2021 | Yahoo News
Air pollution: Research links black carbon to increased cancer risk
Long-term exposure to black carbon, a constituent of fine particle air pollution, could increase lung cancer risk by 30%, according to researchers in France.
4. March 29, 2021 | Reuters
Beijing launches air pollution crackdown after sandstorms engulf city
China's capital Beijing has launched a month-long campaign to stamp out air pollution violations, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, after the city was choked by two sandstorms in as many weeks.
5. March 28, 2021 | New Scientist
Mysterious death of bald eagles in US explained by bromide poisoning
Since the 1990s, hundreds of bald eagles have died across the south-eastern US – now we know it is because their prey were laced with bromide, but the source of the toxin is unclear
6. March 28, 2021 | The Nation
Air pollution engulfs lives, environment in Bangladesh
Air pollution has been taking its toll on Bangladesh for successive years, causing lives and economic losses as well as environmental hazards linked to pollution, making experts fearful for the days ahead.
7. March 25, 2021 | Civil Eats
New study shows the growing risks of pesticide poisonings
For decades, data on pesticide exposure has been vague and non-existent. Anna Lappé talks to the researchers who have put hard numbers to unintentional pesticide poisonings and fatalities globally.
8. March 25, 2021 | Boston Globe
State officials link drinking water contamination with elevated rates of childhood cancer in Wilmington, MA
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday released a report that “strongly suggested" a link between elevated rates of childhood cancer in Wilmington in the 1990s and prenatal exposure to contaminated water during that time.
9. March 24, 2021 | Chemical & Engineering News
Pesticide breakdown products found in hundreds of US streams
Extensive environmental survey of pesticides and their transformation products reveals potential for hidden toxicity.
10. March 24, 2021 | Independent
Local councils and campaigners urge people to stop burning wood at home
Growing awareness of health risks from breathing in fine-particulate pollution prompts calls for tighter rules and clearer messaging on stoves.
11. March 24, 2021 | STAT News
Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to kids’ respiratory health, study finds
Wildfire smoke was associated with a far greater number of pediatric respiratory care visits than other sources of airborne fine particles.
12. March 23, 2021 | Evening Standrad
How to tackle the hidden dangers of pollution - inside your home
We often think of dirty air in terms of busy roads and exhaust fumes but some of the most immediate dangers are found within our four walls.
13. March 23, 2021 | News Press
More than half of Florida's manatees exposed to weed killer, study finds
Researchers found the weed-killer glyphosate, the world’s most-used pesticide, in more than half of all Florida manatees the study sampled.
14. March 23, 2021 | Chemical & Engineering News
Can microbes save us from PFAS?
Researchers are investigating whether microbes can help break down fluorinated contaminants.
15. March 20, 2021 | Chicago Tribune
Was brain-damaging lead found in tap water in your town? Search our analysis of Illinois EPA data to find out.​
Samples of drinking water collected under federal regulations by the state’s 1,768 water utilities provide snapshots of a widespread threat to public health that for decades has been largely ignored. A Tribune analysis of samples collected between 2015 and 2020 found tap water in dozens of Illinois homes had hundreds and even thousands of parts per billion of lead.
16. March 19, 2021 | The Conversation
Teeth contain detailed records of lead contamination in humans and other primates
Like rings in tree trunks, the layers of our teeth carry a detailed record of our growth — and reveal lead contamination is common.
17. March 19, 2021 | National Gegraphic
Debunking 3 myths about air pollution
Air pollution, even in seemingly small amounts, can be harmful to human health and the environment. However, there's still a lot that many people misunderstand about what's really in our air.
18. March 18, 2021 | The Guardian
Erin Brockovich: Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity
The chemicals to blame for our reproductive crisis are found everywhere and in everything.
19. March 18, 2021 | Irish News
Pollution from coal mining and metal works ‘may be linked to cryptorchidism'
Environmental pollution from industries such as coal mining and metal works may play a role in the increasing numbers of boys born with undescended testicles, new research suggests.
20. March 18, 2021 | The Intercept
Trump EPA invited companies to revise pollution records of carcinogen
After ethylene oxide was shown to be 30 times more carcinogenic than previously thought, polluters began rewriting their toxic history — with the EPA’s help.
21. March 17, 2021 | ORF Online
Indoor air pollution isn’t getting the attention it deserves
It is estimated that nearly half of deaths caused by poor air quality (3.8 million) are due to indoor air pollution.
22. March 17, 2021 | UPI
Strawberries, spinach, kale top 2021 'Dirty Dozen' contamination list
Strawberries, spinach and kale topped an annual list released on Wednesday that details products that contain the most pesticide residue on the fruits and vegetables market.
23. March 17, 2021 | National Gegraphic
An urgent question hangs over catastrophic wildfires: What’s in that toxic smoke?
Scientists are rushing to learn more about those dangerous swirls of gases and particulate matter—and how they threaten our health.
24. March 17, 2021 | National Gegraphic
Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'
Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.
25. March 16, 2021 | The Federal
Delhi is world’s most polluted capital for third year in a row
IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of PM2.5, placed the Indian capital over 106 capitals of the world for the year 2020