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Newswise: Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice, study shows

Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice, study shows

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have found that warmer temperatures, at levels expected under most climate change projections, can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice grains.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Plants, Scientific Meetings,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST
Newswise: Hundreds of Environmental Health Professionals Across the Country Report Challenges and Research Needs

Hundreds of Environmental Health Professionals Across the Country Report Challenges and Research Needs

Baylor University

Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as disaster risk reduction and new facility types for body art and cannabis-infused products — in research from Baylor University and national health partners.

Channels: Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
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ASTRO congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn for securing Senate committee approval to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted today to approve the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Channels: Cancer, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, U.S. Politics,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: On balance, some neonicotinoid pesticides could benefit bees
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    27-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST

On balance, some neonicotinoid pesticides could benefit bees

American Chemical Society (ACS)

New research reported in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology on one of the permitted neonicotinoids indicates it effectively controls pests and might even help bees.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Pollution,

Released:
22-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
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How to Avoid Food Poisoning This Holiday Season

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year an estimated 48 million people, about one in six, contract a foodborne illness. Approximately 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 cases are fatal.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Food and Water Safety, Winter Holidays,

Released:
26-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    26-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST

Study Finds Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Increase in Marijuana Exposures

Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Marijuana, Public Health, Substance Abuse, Food and Water Safety,

Released:
25-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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25-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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    25-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST

U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy

Pew Research Center

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of fossil fuels, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Nuclear Power, Public Health, Gender Issues, U.S. Politics, Staff Picks,

Released:
21-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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