News tagged with health risks

Testing breast milk for cannabinoids

With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. It stands to reason that many of these women will continue to use marijuana ...

dateJan 11, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Digital tools for more safety in the food chain

When feeds are contaminated with potentially health-damaging substances, such as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)/per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) from the environment, these substances can be transfered ...

dateOct 19, 2016 in Other
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Vietnam, US launch Danang dioxin clean-up

Vietnam and the United States on Tuesday launched the second phase of a dioxin clean-up in Danang, where millions of litres of Agent Orange were stored during the war between the former enemies.

dateOct 18, 2016 in Environment
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Integrating user-collected data in city planning

"It's the community engagement that's most important," says Lily Bui, a recent graduate of MIT's Comparative Media Studies program and a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has long been interested ...

dateAug 29, 2016 in Environment
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