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Largest Study to Date Evaluates Occupational Health Risks to Hardmetal Workers

Workers in the hardmetal industry are not at increased risk for lung cancer or any of 63 other potential causes of death, concluded the largest and most definitive study on this population to date. The study of more than 32,000 workers in five countries was performed after smaller French and Swedish studies indicated that tungsten carbide with a cobalt binder – the primary ingredients in hardmetal – may be linked to an increased risk of lung cancer.

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Prof. Paul Ferraro: Start Planning for Next Hurricane Harvey

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soil, Decontamination, Lasers, Toxins, Pollutants, Contaminants, Wenjun Zheng, Sichao Hou, Ming Su, Northeastern University, Journal of Applied Physics

Lasers Zap Decontaminates from Soil

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There might be a new and improved way to rid contaminated soil of toxins and pollutants: zap it with lasers. By directly breaking down pollutants, researchers say, high-powered lasers can now be more efficient and cheaper than conventional decontamination techniques. They have shown how such a laser system could work, describing the proof-of-principle results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.

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Nature, Human, Ecology, Ojibwe, Organism, Frederic Clements, James Lovelock, GAIA, Ecosystem

Are Humans Separate From or Part of Nature?

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BGSU Teams with Wood County to Monitor Mosquitoes

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The Wood County Health District contracted with Bowling Green State University to assist in its mosquito surveillance project after receiving a $17,696 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to study mosquitoes. Dr. Dan Pavuk and two undergraduate biology students have been working on the project all summer.

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Energy, Energy Sources, Fossil Fuels, coal, Carbon capture & sequestration, Environment, Environmental science & technology, Air Quality, Atmospheric climate research

The Outsized Role of Soil Microbes

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Three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes in global climate and atmospheric chemistry.

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Nitric Oxide, Oral Bacteria, High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Health, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Physician, Oral Hygeine, Mouthwash, Commensal Bacteria, Inflamation, Wellness

Could Your Mouthwash Be Putting You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Nathan Bryan, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on the critically important role of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the health of many of the body’s organs and systems, said,” understanding the vital effects of bacteria in the mouth is essential for health care providers, although it is not widely understood by the public.” He delivered an invited lecture to attendees of the The American Naturopathic Medical Association 36th Annual Convention and Educational Seminar.

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DNA Detectives Crack the Case on Biothreat Look-Alikes

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Biological “detectives” are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia (“rabbit fever”), but they constantly face the challenge of avoiding false positives.

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Fisheries, Amazon, dams, SNAPP, Livelihoods, Brazil, PERU

Potential Impacts of Planned Andean Dams Outweigh Benefits, Scientists Say

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An international team of scientists investigating the effects of six planned or potential Andean dams on the Amazon river system has found that major negative ecological impacts can be expected both above the dams and throughout the lowland floodplains and the Amazon Delta.

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Expert Available on Niagara Falls & Great Lakes Sewage Discharges

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