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The Environment and Your Health
American Academy of Pediatrics endorses legislation to protect children from unhealthy chemical exposures. Thursday, April 18, 2013 Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, a bill introduced by US Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that would reform chemical management policy in the United States. AAP.
Bisphenol A-associated epigenomic changes in prepubescent girls: a cross-sectional study in Gharbiah, Egypt. Thursday, April 18, 2013 These data indicate that BPA may affect human health through specific epigenomic modification of genes in relevant pathways. Environmental Health.
Sandra Steingraber: prepared sentencing statement for the Reading Town court, April 17, 2013. Thursday, April 18, 2013 On March 18, I willfully stood on private property owned by the Inergy company and blocked access to a compressor station site that is being constructed in order to prepare explosive hydrocarbon gases, propane and butane, for storage in abandoned salt caverns that are located beside and beneath Seneca Lake. Sandra Steingraber.
Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell phone towers and wireless devices on biosystem and ecosystem -- a review. Thursday, April 18, 2013 Based on current available literature, it is justified to conclude that RF-EMF radiation exposure can change neurotransmitter functions, blood-brain barrier, morphology, electrophysiology, cellular metabolism, calcium efflux, and gene and protein expression in certain types of cells even at lower intensities. Biology and Medicine.
C8 lawsuits to go before U.S. District Court. Thursday, April 18, 2013 All C8 personal injury lawsuits against DuPont over water contamination at its Washington Works plant have been moved to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Point Pleasant Register, West Virginia.
This art is all made from a newly invented kind of wood. Thursday, April 18, 2013 Plywood is stuck together with lots of nasty chemicals, so a university student invented a new method to make it cleaner. And now a bunch of artists have convened an exhibition with art made from the new material. Fast Company.
The kids are (not) all right. Thursday, April 18, 2013 According to a UNICEF report issued last week -- "Child Well-Being in Rich Countries" -- the United States once again ranked among the worst wealthy countries for children, coming in 26th place of 29 countries included. Only Lithuania, Latvia and Romania placed lower. New York Times.
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