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Article ID: 695759

EU Criteria Fall Short of Protecting Public From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society expressed continued concerns today that the European Union’s (EU’s) criteria for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides and biocides do not go far enough to protect public health.

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7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695741

A Laser That Smells Like a Hound

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide researchers have created a laser that can “smell” different gases within a sample. Applications for the new device lie not just in environmental monitoring

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6-Jun-2018 11:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695728

Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Washington University in St. Louis

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a study from Washington University in St. Louis is the first to examine practitioner perceptions of this technology.

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6-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695684

Salt Lake’s light rail trains are air quality sleuths

University of Utah

But for the last four years the trains, operated by the Utah Transit Authority, have done even more: They’ve become air-sniffing sleuths, mapping out where and when different pollutants are present along the trains’ route.

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6-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695681

New process uses wood scraps to make tape sticky

University of Delaware

A team of chemical engineers has developed a more sustainable way of making tape by using plants. The new process allows for the manufacturing of tape adhesive using a substance paper manufacturers throw away. Their invention performs just as well as at least two commercially available products.

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6-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695401

Does Living Near Wind Turbines Negatively Impact Human Health?

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Wind turbines are a source of clean renewable energy, but some people who live nearby describe the shadow flicker, the audible sounds and the subaudible sound pressure levels as “annoying.” They claim this nuisance negatively impacts their quality of life. Researchers in Canada set out to investigate how residential distance from the wind turbines affects people’s health; they report their new analysis in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

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31-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695605

Antimicrobials and Colon Effects, Copper and Alzheimer’s Disease, and More Featured in June 2018 Toxicological Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Copper exposure’s link Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of consumer microbials on the colon, a potential prostate-based activation of a carcinogen in cooked meat, and the impact of hydraulic fracturing mixtures on the immune system featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

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5-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Low Neighborhood “Walkability” Linked With Childhood Asthma

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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4-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695512

International corrosion society elects first Sandia fellow

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories materials scientist David Enos has been elected a fellow of NACE International, the chief professional society for corrosion engineering. He is the first Sandia employee to receive the honor.

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4-Jun-2018 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695504

Keeping Older Aussies Warm Over Winter

University of Adelaide

A new study that focuses on improving housing design to keep older people warm over winter and cool over summer, could help Australians live independently for longer.

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3-Jun-2018 11:05 PM EDT
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