Tag: environmental health

Plastic Debris Killing Wildlife and Seeping Into the Food System

In Hawaii, debris from the tsunami in Japan from over a year ago is impacting the wildlife and coastline along the islands. Many of...

9 Dangerous Toxic Chemicals Present in Landfills

You might not think a whole lot about your trash after the garbage company picks it up every week. However, many chemicals found in...

Study Finds 39% of Seafood is Mislabeled

Even if you are eating fish on a regular basis, trying to eat healthily and get those good omega-3 fats into your system, a...

Toxic Mold and Toxic Chemicals Post Risk in Wake of Sandy

For families faced with drastic cleanup efforts after Hurricane Sandy, it may seem like the problems continue to mount. In addition to the loss...

Healthy Emergency Storm Cleanup Advice

Q: My cousin lives in Hoboken, N.J., and he's digging out after Sandy. How important is it for him to use a facemask to...

Protect Yourself Against the Silent Killer

When Burt Lancaster boarded his submarine in the 1958 movie "Run Silent, Run Deep," he used sonar to hunt for the enemy. But when...

Fracking: What is it and Why is it Dangerous?

Fracking is a form of oil and gas exploration that has gotten a lot of buzz lately. However, many people do not really know...

The Toxic Workplace: Know the Risks of Where You Work

In a study published in the online journal Environmental Health, researchers set out to outline the link between breast cancer risk and workplace exposure...

Noise Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Attack and More

Q: When we first moved into our apartment building on a big intersection, the noise didn't bother me. But lately every honk or passing...

Reusable Grocery Bags Help the Environment, But Wash Them

Not since Carol Burnett's bag lady menaced Tim Conway's hapless businessman have reusable totes been so front and center. Seattle, San Francisco and Toronto...
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