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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...
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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...
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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

New Foot-and-Mouth Disease virus vaccines

University of St Andrews’ Martin Ryan PhD talks about zoonotic diseases such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease and importance of vaccinations

Adverse health effects of hazardous asbestos waste

Hazardous asbestos waste causes serious problems in communities in the U.S., Ian A Blair, Penn Superfund Research and Training Program Center details

Asbestos exposure can cause significant risks to health

Dr. Christopher P. Weis of the National Institutes of Health, shares with Editor Laura Evans the dangers of long term asbestos exposure
climate change

The gender dimensions of climate change and mental health

Recent participatory research from the Canadian North adds nuance to global literature on gender, climate change, and mental wellbeing Climate change has been identified as the greatest threat to human health this century. Global Climate Change & Health Impacts It is anticipated that the impacts will have wide-ranging consequences globally, including increased risk,...
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Is climate change affecting our minds?

Emerging research indicates that climate change impacts on mental health an increasing global concern Climate change is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest threats to human health of the 21st Century, with wide-ranging impacts on individuals, communities, and health systems globally. The latest synthesise evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

The climate’s beating heart: Myths and maths

It stores heat, greenhouse gases and gives back at a measured rate. It is the World’s Ocean. As a player in our understanding and predicting the climate on Earth, it has had a supporting role to the atmosphere. But things have changed and it is moving to center-stage. To a...
agricultural waste

Regulation of agricultural waste in Scotland

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) outlines the importance of effective waste management Conserving and protecting the world’s natural resources is vital, and effective waste management is an important step in reducing the amount of waste we produce. The Scottish Government has a vision for the management of waste, where it is...

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