Dietary habits contribute to environmental contaminant levels in the body
In a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, researchers studied how diet affects the levels of environmental contaminants in pregnant women and children.
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials.
Green space is good for your mental health – the nearer the better!
First study to demonstrate relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level publishedUsing data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners who live within 300m of green space have significantly better mental wellbeing
Do Sunscreen Compromises Vitamin D Levels?
Sunscreen can reduce the sun’s adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body’s production of vitamin D.
Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart
Secondhand smoke linked to high blood pressure
Fish are accumulating certain antidepressants, antibiotics and sun cream components
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has found that certain drugs and sunscreens are contaminating the water, are being accumulated by fish and causing them to have side effects
Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart
Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding cigarette smoke, that may harm the heart and blood vessels, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Chemical Pollutants in the Home Degrade Fertility in Both Men and Dogs, Study Finds
New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.
Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems
Now measurable with a novel scale developed by HKU scientists
Babies in prams can be exposed to more than twice as much pollution than adults
Babies in prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents, causing potential damage to their frontal lobe and impacting on their cognitive abilities and brain development.In a study published by the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) at…
Measuring the risks of extreme temperatures on public health
Extreme hot and cold weather increase the number of deaths and emergency room visits but affect specific at-risk populations differently, according to new research from the U.S. and Japan.
Rapid pollution increases may be as harmful to the heart as absolute levels
Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,1 a European Society of Cardiology journal. The authors urgently call for confirmatory studies as even residents of clean…