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1. February 14, 2023 | Scientific American
The Brain and Long COVID
Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system
2. January 19, 2023 | Scientific American
The Health Risks of Gas Stoves Explained
Gas stoves produce emissions that can harm human health and the environment. Experts answer questions about the dangers and how to limit them
3. January 10, 2023 | WHO
A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report
Another 1.9 million babies were tragically stillborn during the same period, according to a separate UN report.
4. January 10, 2023 | Health Policy Watch
Over Seven Million Children and Youths Died in 2021, Says UN
An estimated 7.1 million children and teens up to the age of 24 years died in 2021, according to a United Nations (UN) report released on Tuesday. Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia bore higher burden of these deaths than other regions.
5. December 29, 2022 | New York TImes
Hair straighteners may pose a small risk for uterine cancer, study finds
A national study suggests a link to this particular cancer among women who reported frequent use of the chemical products.
6. December 14, 2022 | WHO News Release
Accelerated action needed to ensure safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene for all
Urgent action is needed globally and locally to achieve safe and sustainably managed water, sanitation and hygiene for all in order to prevent devastating impacts on the health of millions of people. Findings from WHO and UN-Water’s Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report show that acceleration is needed in many countries to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 – water and sanitation for all by 2030.
7. December 8, 2022 | Journal of National Cancer Institute
Use of Straighteners and Other Hair Products and Incident Uterine Cancer
Hair products may contain hazardous chemicals with endocrine-disrupting and carcinogenic properties. Previous studies have found hair product use to be associated with a higher risk of hormone-sensitive cancers including breast and ovarian cancer; however, to our knowledge, no previous study has investigated the relationship with uterine cancer.
8. November 30, 2022 | EHP
Cardiac Development in the Presence of Cadmium
Cardiac Development in the Presence of Cadmium: An in Vitro Study Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Cardiac Organoids Researchers at NIEHS have developed a three-dimensional (3D) model that shows how exposure to cadmium might lead to congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly 40,000 newborns a year.
9. November 29, 2022 | The Daily Star
Smog engulfs Indian capital as winter pollution worsens
Thick smog engulfed India’s capital New Delhi yesterday as air pollution worsened with the setting in of winter, shooting up concentrations of fine particles in the air three times above the acceptable limits.
10. November 28, 2022 | Environmental Health News
Where did the PFAS in your blood come from? These computer models offer clues
Downstream of a Chemours fluorochemical manufacturing plant on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, people living in Brunswick and New Hanover counties suffer from higher-than-normal rates of brain tumors, breast cancers and other forms of rare — and accelerated — diseases.
11. November 28, 2022 | New York Times
10,500 toddler bottles and cups recalled over lead poisoning risk
Green Sprouts recalled the cups and bottles because the base can break off and expose a piece that contains lead.
12. November 25, 2022 | Mongabay
U.N. report calls for the ban of mercury trade and its use in gold mining
Small-scale gold mining is the key driver of global mercury demand, according to a U.N. report on the highly toxic metal, with South America accounting for 39% of this demand.
13. November 23, 2022 | Journal Sentinel
Study shows segregation worsens impact of lead poisoning on students
New research suggests lead-poisoned children with low academic test scores perform even worse if they live in a highly segregated area like Milwaukee.
14. November 22, 2022 | Wired
Air quality mirrors the racial segregation of US neighborhoods
A new study shows that the more divided a community is, the higher the residents’ exposure to hazardous metals and particulates.
15. November 22, 2022 | Chemical Engineering
Toward the production of safer chemicals
A new protocol for safer chemical design is helping to overcome gaps in 'traditional' toxicology and improve upon federal regulations for endocrine-disrupting chemicals
16. November 22, 2022 | New York TImes
Beijing is tackling its air pollution problem. Why can't New Delhi?
The return of smog season in India’s capital has again left residents asking why nothing has changed. The answer may be largely political.
17. November 22, 2022 | Wired
Tiny aerosols pose a big predicament in a warming world
Fossil fuels are rapidly heating the planet, but their aerosols also help cool it. Just how much, though, is a major uncertainty in climate science.
18. November 21, 2022 | 9 News
'It's normal to have cancer': Some Colorado communities disproportionally impacted by pollution
An Environmental Task force created by the Colorado legislature submitted their recommendations to fix inequity in pollution effects this week.
19. November 18, 2022 | Maryland Today
Study finds ubiquitous fungus fights mercury contamination
University of Maryland researchers found that the fungus Metarhizium robertsii removes mercury from the soil around plant roots, and from fresh and saltwater. The researchers also genetically engineered the fungus to amplify its mercury detoxifying effects.
20. November 16, 2022 | i News
How UK air pollution is putting teenagers at risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks in later life
Prolonged exposure to air pollution can significantly increase the risk to teenagers of developing high blood pressure in later life – with obese adolescents particularly vulnerable, a study has found.
21. November 15, 2022 | D Magazine
Coming soon: A pollution map that’s as easy to access as a weather forecast
North Texas environmental health advocates and Texas A&M University scientists have received a $250,000 grant to track pollution in real time. They hope it will shape policy and affect everyday behavior.
22. November 14, 2022 | The Washington Post
US and China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, resume climate talks
Climate envoys for the U.S. and China have resumed formal talks, according to the White House, following a new agreement. Beijing froze talks in August.
23. November 14, 2022 | Green Matters
How much pollution do cars produce? It depends
Cars can easily be considered one of the greatest inventions of the modern world. They have transformed the ways so many of us live, given us greater ways to connect with others, and allowed people to live longer lives. But of course, they don’t come without their downsides.
24. November 14, 2022 | Popular Science
Teflon-coated pans might be more risky than you'd think
One surface crack on a Teflon-coated pan releases about 9,100 plastic particles.
25. November 14, 2022 | Ensia
Wanted: healthier healthcare products
What’s in that IV bag besides saline and medication? As we become more aware of the harms of chemicals embedded in plastics and other materials, consumers — including patients — are demanding a higher standard.