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Household chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

Men regularly exposed to chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

14 July, 2017

Banned chemicals still being passed from mother to baby

Trace amounts of flame retardants, banned in the US for more than a decade, are still being passed through umbilical cord blood from mothers to their babies.

4 July, 2017

Air pollution link to measles outbreaks revealed

New evidence from China suggests that when it comes to measles outbreaks levels of air pollution, and their effect on immunity, may be influential.

14 June, 2017

Air pollution increases antibiotic resistance

A new study has found that exposure to air pollution can make the bacteria that cause respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia, harder to treat – and more likely to spread.

6 March, 2017

Hawaii seeks to ban oxybenzone sunscreening chemical

Legislators in Hawaii are seeking to ban the sunscreening chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate due to scientific evidence of harm these chemicals cause to the natural environment.

27 February, 2017

Alarming rise in antibiotic resistance in Europe

Scientists say they are alarmed at the high levels of antibiotic resistance found in Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria in samples isolated from people, animals and meat.

24 February, 2017

Sunshine a key ‘nutrient’ for mental health

Of all the weather variables that can affect mental and emotional health, getting enough sunshine is the most important, according to a new study.

14 November, 2016

More of us are avoiding perfumed people – and places

A new survey shows that more and more Americans are aware of fragrance sensitivity and are choosing to avoid businesses and other places where the air is ‘perfumed’.

26 October, 2016
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Europe’s medicinal plants in decline, says new report

A new report shows that a combination of ‘plant poachers’ and loss of habitat is threatening many of Europe’s most useful medicinal herbal plants

2 June, 2015
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Breastfeeding protects against a toxic environment

Breastfeeding babies for at least four months helps protect them against airborne toxins such as lead, arsenic and NO2, according to new research

1 June, 2015