environmental health sciences

Cash receipts, currency notes carry toxic hazards: Study


July 12th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Some currency notes and cash receipts, printed on thermal paper, carry higher levels of bisphenol-S (BPS), a substitute for bisphenol-A or BPA, both of which are ... Read more...

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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Study finds two pesticides linked to Parkinson’s disease


February 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, is associated with Parkinson's disease.People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘can cause obesity and diabetes’


December 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): New research at Ohio State University in the US has revealed childhood exposure to common air pollutants increases the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.Exposure to microscopic pollutants ... Read more...

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Polluted air ‘ups obesity risk in young animals’


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to polluted air early in life led to an accumulation of abdominal fat and insulin resistance in mice even if they ate ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that reduces blood pressure


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new research has indicated that our bodies produce a protein that lowers blood pressure.Increasing the level of the P450 protein causes the creation of molecules called EETs, ... Read more...

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Losing a gene makes mice smarter


September 18th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain ... Read more...

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Study: Exposure to BPA harms the quality of sperms


August 6th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research indicates that concentrations of the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, found in the urine of males give them a lower sperm count and sperm ... Read more...

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Exposure to plastics chemical BPA may harm sperm quality


August 4th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers have found that urinary concentrations of chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, may cause decreased sperm quality and sperm concentration.According to critics, BPA mimics the body's own hormones ... Read more...

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How lead exposure damages the brain


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have established how exposure to lead during early brain development in children can damage it.They found that exposure to lead during the ... Read more...

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Novel pathway shows promise for new blood pressure treatments


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, which in turn lowered the animal's blood pressure, researchers have found.The study provides new avenues for ... Read more...

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Flame retardant may alter thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy


June 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21(ANI): A new study has revealed that pregnant women with higher blood levels of a common flame retardant may alter thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy.According to the researchers this is ... Read more...

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Prenatal air pollution exposure ‘adversely affects kids’ cognitive development’


April 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Children's cognitive ability can be affected by mother's exposure to urban air pollutants, says a new study.The study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried ... Read more...

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Smoking for many years may reduce Parkinson’s disease risk


March 11th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Smoking for a greater number of years may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, but smoking a larger number of cigarettes per day may not cut the risk, ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to flame-retardant compounds adversely affects kids’ neurodevelopment


January 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds - that inhibit or resist the spread of fire- affects neurodevelopment in young ... Read more...

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Fish may help cut colon cancer risk


December 8th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, can help reduce risk of colon cancer, says a new study.The study has been presented at the American ... Read more...

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Lancet studies say reducing greenhouse gases will also benefit human health


November 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A series of six studies published in the medical journal The Lancet have determined that tackling climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions will have ... Read more...

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Metals and diesel emissions linked to respiratory symptoms in kids


November 24th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure shortly after birth to ambient metals from residential heating oil combustion and particles from diesel emissions are associated with respiratory symptoms ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in common cosmetics, paints may cause genetic damage


November 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that nanoparticles found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins can cause genetic damage, which increase the risk for cancer.The study conducted ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes can affect lung lining


October 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Carbon nanotubes which are used in everything from sports equipment to medical applications can affect the lining of the lungs, say researchers. The long term effects, however, remain ... Read more...

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How carbon nanotubes can affect lining of the lungs


October 26th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): In a collaborative study from North Carolina State University, researchers have found that inhaling nanotubes can affect the outer lining of the lung.However, the researchers from The ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tiny sensor to sniff out toxins


September 14th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can sniff out some poisonous gases and toxins and can show results simply by changing colour. The sensor could be useful ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out toxins by changing colors


September 14th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a sensor that works as an 'electronic nose' in sniffing out some known poisonous gases and toxins, simply by changing colors.Support for ... Read more...

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Here’s how exposure to diesel fumes causes cancer


September 3rd, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): American scientists have for the first time shown how exposure to diesel fumes causes cancer.Qinghua Sun, an assistant professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Ohio State University, ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk


August 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.Researchers at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Exposure to sunlight can cause autoimmune diseases in women


July 31st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new research has cited that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can instigate certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women.The study, led by Dr. Frederick W. Miller, chief of ... Read more...

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Mum’s exposure to urban pollutants can lower child’s IQ


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A mother's exposure to urban air pollutants can lower a child's intelligence quotient or IQ, says a new study. These pollutants include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs, chemicals ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to higher risk of common type of blood cancer


July 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in California and Arizona have identified a gene variant that that they say nearly doubles the risk of a common type of blood cancer.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Prenatal air pollution exposure reduces kids’ IQs in later life


July 21st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to high levels of a common airborne pollutant compound can adversely affect a child's intelligence quotient or IQ, claims a new study.According to the research, by ... Read more...

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Chemicals in common consumer products linked to pre-term births


July 7th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may play a role in premature ... Read more...

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Kids’ susceptibility to pesticides’ toxic effects extends much longer into childhood than expected


June 24th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The risk of toxic effects of pesticides on kids extends much longer into childhood than expected, reveals a new study at the University of California, Berkeley.Newborns' levels of ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to allergy risk


May 5th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese kids and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy, especially to a food."We found a positive ... Read more...

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Cumulative lead exposure may impair women’s cognition in later years


March 29th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Cumulative exposure to lead at levels likely to be experienced in community settings may have adverse consequences for women's cognition in their later years, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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