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Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Rachel England

Reusable bags found to have high levels of heavy metals in the US. The US non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), working with testing laboratory Frontier Global Sciences, have released results that show that of 44 organisations whose bags were tested, 16 are selling or distributing bags containing lead in amounts greater than 100 ppm (parts per million), which is in many areas the state limit for heavy metals in packaging.

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Posted Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:01:00 GMT by Rachel England

Group campaigns for right to send pacemakers to needy countries. A group at The University of Michigan is undertaking a project it hopes will see thousands of discarded pacemakers sent to needy individuals in the world's poorer countries.

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:01:08 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Fayette Power Project in Texas — a coal-fired power plant for nearly 30 years has operated mostly without equipment designed to decrease emissions of sulfur dioxide, a component of acid rain has come under flak. Farmers are saying that the plants sulfur dioxide emissions harmed their orchards.

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:15:17 GMT by Michael Evans

Research shows that the traditional view that parents are the chief influence on what children eat is not true. Children are notoriously picky about what they will eat and parents usually get the blame for this. After all, as primary caregivers, parents surely have the strongest influence on their children's eating behaviour.

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

Posted Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:25:03 GMT by Michael Evans

Research shows that while children under the age of 2½ who attend early years settings may suffer more respiratory illnesses than children who stay at home, they have fewer absences when the begin mainstream school. The report in the December issue of the US journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine was the result of an eight-year study.

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:30:48 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Environmental Working Group of Washington, D.C. in a report released this morning has said that drinking water from taps in America isn't not safe. The laboratory tests, they conducted found very high levels of cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium in tap water in 31 U.S. cities, including Bend.

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:10:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Organic cosmetics used to be little more than a dream, but today the options are expanding rapidly, thanks in part to a growing trend among eco-conscious consumers worldwide. Luckily, a variety of safe cosmetics for eco-conscious consumers have been created by companies that are aware of the dangers present in many of the world's most popular brand names.

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:34:02 GMT by John Dean

Research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado shows that outdoor lighting that contributes to 'sky glow' over cities interferes with chemical reactions that clean the air.

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:25:34 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

A great way to encourage the next generation to be aware about their impact on the environment is to start the learning process from an early age. Safe children's toys for eco-conscious parents are more common in the marketplace, which not only improves the world we live in, but also provides a healthier choice.

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:28:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

WHO has approved a new meningitis vaccine that scientists hope will stem the ravaging meningitis that kill Africans across the country. In a new immunization campaign, heal officials from the US and WHO are starting camps to dose children from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east. While billions of dollars are still needed to fund these camps and cover research costs..

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

School meals in America are set to undergo a healthy change with the inclusion of more fruits and vegetables. The Congress has recently given approval for a new bill that seeks to replace the usual fries and drinks with healthier options...

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

For every American: Safer Food regulations

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:52:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

The New Food Safety bill passed in the US is today a year and half old. It has features that have been praised by food activists as ''the most important food-safety legislation in a generation''. What does it mean for the ordinary shopper?

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

With World AIDS Day just behind us, a look at the latest UNAIDS Report on the Global Aids Epidemic 2010 show a mix of positive and negative trends on the global epidemic. Global deaths due to HIV/AIDS have nearly gone down by 20 per cent.

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:29:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh in the 1970s was dubbed by the World Health Organisation as the largest mass poisoning of the population in history . The contamination, which led to large numbers of people suffering the effects of chronic arsenic poisoning, is not just responsible for disease and poor health in the region but has also had a devastating effect on Bangladesh's economy.

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:30:00 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Newspapers carry stories about AIDS less frequently than in the past, while having more on the environment. But HIV/AIDS and the environment are linked by a number of factors. Failure to address the problem of HIV in the developing world will have effects on the environment that affect us all.

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Are we too clean?

Are we too clean?

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:08:07 GMT by Emma McNeil

A new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health suggests our quest too be clean and infection free could be negatively affecting our health. The study seems to suggest that people exposed to high levels of two chemicals found in household products, triclosan and Bisphenol A (BPA), have a poorer level of immune health.

Are we too clean?

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Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:54:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

US air cleaner but 50% of Americans breathe dirty air still

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:33:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Stem cell research: Two steps forward, one step back

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 14:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Tomatoes good for health - even on pizza - report confirms

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Greenpeace warns thousands still risk contamination from Chernobyl

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Foot-and-mouth infectious for less time - raising hopes for binning culls

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Exercise and caffeine 'prevent skin cancer'

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

New initiative for early diagnosis of genetic colorectal cancer

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:26:00 GMT by Kieran Ball