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Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Save Money

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Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers–New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square feet. And, once caught inside, radioactive iodides will remain trapped for eons.

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Workplace Health - The Silent Epidemic

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Workplace incivility is taking over our organizations, professional relationships and everyday interactions. According to Dr. Jia Wang, associate professor of human resource development, understanding why incivility happens and how to address it starts with awareness.

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Zika Transmission, Overcoming Resistance to Immunotherapy, ASCB's E.E. Just Award, Proteins of the Ear, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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AJPH Supplement Examines How Climate Change Is Harming Our Health

In this special supplement, AJPH examines the impact of climate change on public health.

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Triclosan Accumulates in Toothbrushes, Potentially Prolonging Users’ Exposure

In September, a ban on triclosan in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes went into effect in the U.S. But the antibacterial ingredient is still allowed in toothpastes for its reported ability to reduce gum inflammation, plaque and cavities. Now a study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology has found that triclosan accumulates in toothbrush bristles and elastomer parts, and is readily released when users switch toothpastes, potentially prolonging users’ exposure to the compound.

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Some Infant Rice Cereals Contain Elevated Levels of Methylmercury

Eating large amounts of certain fish can expose consumers to methylmercury, which can potentially cause health problems. But recent research has shown that rice grown in polluted conditions can also have raised levels. Now, a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that some types of infant rice cereal could also contain amounts of methylmercury that could potentially pose a health risk.

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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.

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Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability to Disinfect Lakes, Coastal Waters

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One of the largely unanticipated impacts of a changing climate may be a decline in sunlight's ability to disinfect lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, possibly leading to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife.

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Eye-Catching Labels, Improving Crops, Beet-Red Beets, Power of Green Foods, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The Lancet.







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