A relatively affordable remediation process can remove lead from unregulated battery recycling, but isn't as good at getting it out of children's bodies.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~9 min
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"The time is now to prevent a potential devastation to the region's waters and the livelihoods and health of millions of people..."
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Research in Puerto Rico indicates how exposure to toxic metals can disrupt pregnancy hormones. That disruption can cause preterm birth and low birth weight.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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New research suggests a link between cadmium exposure and deaths from influenza, pneumonia, and possibly COVID-19.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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New findings suggest a way to measure children's exposure to a class of chemicals called SVOCs by checking out their gut microbiomes.
Dec. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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"Mercury that we believe had once been in the stratosphere is now in the deepest trench on Earth." Here's why that important.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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The author of a new book argues that pig farming and manure pollution played a significant role in the end of Communism in East Germany.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~13 min
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Chemicals banned in the US for almost 50 years still show up in bodies of migratory terns. "These chemicals are still there. They don't just go away."
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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