Tag: pollution

Cooking with Chlori(ma)nated Water May Harm Your Health

By Catherine J. Frompovich Are you familiar with how municipal tap water is treated? There are two basic disinfection processes: the addition of chlorine, or chloramines that are made using ammonia, which is the more preferable treatment. Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Nanjing University in China have presented study…

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New Study Shows Why You Should Never Use Tap Water In Your Humidifiers and Diffusers

  By Heather Callaghan There are between 80,000 – 120,000 products with industrial chemicals and heavy metals that are virtually unregulated – to which the modern world is now exposed. One glass of tap water can contain 12 major chemicals and heavy metals, plus hundreds of other toxic residues that seep into the water tables…

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384-Foot Apartment Tower Will Be World’s First Building Covered With Evergreen Trees

By Amanda Froelich Italian architect Stefano Boeri is in the process of building a 36-story apartment building that will be comprised of 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs, and 18,000 plants. Last year, infamous Italian architect Stefano Boeri awed the world when he completed the tallest inhabitable Vertical Forest in Milan. The structure was a staggering 112-meters…

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World “Facing New Flood of Toxins”

The world needs to prepare for a flood of potentially dangerous new pollutants, an international expert in environmental chemistry has warned. Dr Susan Richardson of the University of South Carolina will tell the CleanUp 2015 Conference in Melbourne tomorrow that new contaminants, some of which are just as – or more – toxic than ‘traditional’…

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Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of ‘silent’ strokes, study contends By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new…

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Plastics On The Surface Of World Oceans Passing Into Food Chain

Debris collected during expedition Researchers have demonstrated the existence of five large accumulations of plastic waste in the open ocean, which match with the five major twists of surface water circulation. However, central surface waters of the oceans may not be the final destination of plastic debris since, as indicated by the study performed by…

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Urban river pollutants suppress wild bird development

New research indicates that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales. Findings published today in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal reveal that chicks of the Eurasian Dipper – a river bird that feeds exclusively on insects and fish in upland streams…

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Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Congenital heart defects occur when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don’t develop normally before birth. Defects may be caused by chromosomal…

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