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Research finds 18 million patients exposed to pollution

New figures show nearly 18 million patients are exposed to pollution, registered at GP surgeries with unsafe levels in the UK: read on to find out who is affected by these findings
antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance – the time to act is now

Research indicates that Antimicrobial Resistance is an issue which claims thousands of lives each year, 10 million by 2050.
environment vision, sustainability

Greater Manchester: radical environmental vision

Greater Manchester’s leaders announced bold environmental vision for the city-region, despite ongoing national Brexit uncertainty.
European Green Cities

European Green Cities (EGC) – striving for a sustainable Europe

European Green Cities (EGC) is a network aiming to work together for a sustainable Europe, through a number of innovations and collaborations.
environmental health problem

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A persistent environmental health problem

Carolyn R. Klocke, Postdoctoral Scholar and Pamela J. Lein, Professor at University of California, Davis both argue that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a persistent environmental health problem today
environmental toxicology

Environmental Toxicology: How chemicals interact with environmental species and human physiology

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) give a detailed perspective on environmental toxicology, a life science discipline that seeks to understand how chemicals, both natural and man-made, can interact with environmental species and human physiology to cause harm
plastic use

Five tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory

Inez Cornell, Marketing Manager at Radleys tells us her top tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory
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Protecting human health and the environment

The work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Environmental Information, to protect human health and the environment, is unveiled by Open Access Government
governance of nano-related risk

Nano safety, advanced materials for the semiconductor industry and governance of nano-related risk

Dr Dimiter Prodanov from IMEC vzw shares his views on the fascinating world of nanomaterials including the governance of nano-related risk
universal influenza vaccine

NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
frequent flooding

Environment Agency launch campaign to prepare for frequent flooding

The Environment Agency have warned that climate change will cause more frequent flooding in the UK and have launched their 'Flood Action Campaign' to prepare those at risk.
farming industry

Government announce new measures to support the farming industry

A £10 million Collaboration Fund has been set up to help farmers and growers compete against bigger corporations in the food supply chain 
chemical spill

Environment agency work to reduce impact of accidental chemical spill

Environment Agency officers are continuing to investigate and monitor the impact on the local environment, following a chemical spill at an industrial unit on Adams Close, Heanor, Derbyshire The incident On Tuesday 6th February, a chemical spill of around 400 litres of liquid cyanide, caused a small amount to leak into...
environmental health

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A continuing environmental health concern

This compelling article is written by Professor of Neurotoxicology, Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D. who is based at University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine. The thrust of the article is that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a continuing environmental health concern in today’s world Not shying away from detail, the piece...
clean air targets

Clean air targets could be met sooner than expected

A new study indicates that clean air targets for reducing NO2 emissions from vehicles could be achieved sooner than expected Government clean air targets underestimate how long it will take to reduce NO2 emissions, according to new data. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, says the initial figures from the University...
polluted with sewage

WWF warns 40% of UK rivers are polluted with sewage

The WWF has warned that UK rivers being polluted with sewage from water treatment sites presents a health risk for both humans and wildlife
future of the natural environment

The future of the natural environment

The UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove sets out his vision for the future of the natural environment In 1970, the incoming Conservative Government of Edward Heath created this country’s first Department of the Environment. The new Department published a White Paper on our...

Environmental chemicals: factors for neurodevelopmental disorders?

Pamela Lein, University of California, looks at whether environmental chemicals influence individual risk for the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders
precision livestock farming

Solving challenges through precision livestock farming

Daniel Berckmans, Catholic University of Leuven asks if precision livestock farming could help to monitor health and environmental impacts of farming

Environmental health science: reducing the risk

Virginia Guidry and Kimberly Gray from the NIEHS outline how environmental health science can help to identify potential hazards in a child’s environment

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