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laundry detergent, Waste Water

Panning for Silver in Laundry Wastewater

Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off when the clothes are laundered. The wastewater from this process could end up in the environment, possibly harming aquatic life, so researchers have attempted to recover the silver. Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that detergent chemistry plays a significant role in how much of this silver can be removed from laundry wastewater.

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Aggression, aggressive behavior, Children, genetic, Enviroment

Aggression in Childhood: Rooted in Genetics, Influenced by the Environment

According to a new psychosocial study, reactive and proactive types of aggressive behaviour in 6-year-old children share most of the same genetic factors. However, their evolution over time seems to be influenced by various environmental factors, suggesting the need to develop different intervention methods.

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bees, Pollination, Pesticide Exposure, Nutrition, Agriculture, Health

Pesticides and Poor Nutrition Damage Animal Health

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The combined effects of pesticides and a lack of nutrition form a deadly one-two punch for animals, new research shows for the first time. Researchers studied how honey bees fared with exposure to pesticides and limited nutrient sources, scenarios found in agricultural areas.

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Balkan, coal, Air Pollution

Reducing Air Pollution From Coal Power Plants in the Western Balkans Would Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive into national law).

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Particulate Matter, Particulate Pollution, Asthma, Children, Lung Health, Respiratory Health

Coarse Particulate Matter May Increase Asthma Risk

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Children exposed to coarse particulate matter may be more likely to develop asthma and to be treated in an ER or be hospitalized for the condition, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Scientists at the Forefront of Understanding Exposure Risks and Leading Innovations in Toxicology Research Recognized with 2018 SOT Awards

Through its awards, SOT honors more than two dozen groundbreaking scientists, emerging leaders, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students who are advancing the science of toxicology. The SOT Awards also recognize the contributions of educators and science communicators as they work to encourage students to pursue STEM careers and improve public understanding of the connection between scientific research and public health.

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Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

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Pregnant Women, Children, Asthmatics All Vulnerable to California Wildfire Smoke, Says CU Boulder Expert

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California Wildfires, wildfire management, Economic Burden

Wildfires Pose Great Threat to Health, Burden on Economy, and Long-Term Impact on Environment

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Southern California fires, disaster research, Evacuation plans, Emergency Response

Disaster Research Experts Available to Discuss Evacuations and Other Aspects of Southern California Fires

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