News tagged with health hazards

Finding the nano-needle in the haystack

Norwegian researchers are among the first in the world to use radioactivity to trace nanoparticles in experimental animals and soil. Their findings have made it easier to identify any negative environmental ...

Aug 16, 2012
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Plastic 'ninjas' take on deadly bacteria (w/ Video)

For decades, bacteria like the stubborn methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have concerned gym goers, hospital patients and staff, and parents of school children. MRSA is particularly worrisome because it is ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Huskies lend insight into mercury risk

Researchers have highlighted the serious health risks associated with the diets of indigenous people by linking the accumulation of mercury in their primary food source to a decrease in the power of antioxidants.

Nov 20, 2011
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State sets goal for limiting drinking water pollutant

The California Environmental Protection Agency has issued the nation's first public health goal for hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing heavy metal made infamous after activist Erin Brockovich sued in 1993 over contaminated ...

Jul 30, 2011
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WHO says no travel bans needed for Japan

(AP) -- The World Health Organization says Tokyo's radiation levels are increasing but still not a health risk and it sees no reason to ban travel to Japan because of its nuclear crisis.

Mar 21, 2011
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Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health

The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental ...

Nov 16, 2010
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NY town enacts tough cell tower limits

(AP) -- A Long Island township has imposed restrictions on the placement of new cell towers that are among the toughest in the country, and one phone company says it effectively bans new construction.

Sep 23, 2010
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Hidden Risks Of Modular Classrooms

Every school day, more than 5 million students in the United States attend lessons held in modular classrooms. With new carpeting and paint, metal roofs and noisy ventilation systems, they can be a health ...

Nov 18, 2009
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