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Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water users
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.
Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city
Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, China, have substantially improved the health of people living there, accounting for a greater than 50% reduction in costs associated with loss of life and disability ...
Ibuprofen posing potential threat to fish
Research led by the University of York suggests that many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health.
Treat sofas like electronic waste, say scientists
Waste from soft furnishings like curtains, cushions and sofas should be discarded with the same caution as electronics, say scientists.
Call to use raptors to monitor European pollution
Predatory birds like buzzards, eagles and barn owls could be used to monitor pollution across Europe, say scientists.
The relationship between fuel prices and traffic pollution levels
A QUT health statistician is urging Australian policy makers to provide more incentives for motorists to use alternative transport.
Waterfowl poisoning halved by lead shot prohibition
Lead shot was forbidden in 2001 in Spanish wetlands on the Ramsar List of these areas of international importance. Ten years later, this prohibition —and the consequent use of steel shot by hunters— has ...
Dust from dairies not likely to pose hazard to nearby communities
Studies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate the dust stirred up by wind and restless cattle at dairies does contain bacteria, fungi and small bacterial remnants such as endotoxins. But these ...
Climate change: Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Researchers expect the climate to become warmer in the future and predict that climate change will have a significant impact on the Arctic. How will a warming Arctic affect the polar bears?