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Almost HALF of the world's rivers contain dangerous levels of prescription drugs including antidepressants, antihistamines and painkillers, study warns

When you think of pollution in rivers, it's likely visions of plastic bottles and packaging will spring to mind. But a new study has warned that almost half of the world's rivers are also teeming with prescription drugs.

 

Reducing air pollution can support healthy brain development, study finds

A new study finds that having a portable air cleaner in the home can reduce the negative impacts of air pollution on brain development in children.

 

Sports, not screens: The key to happier, healthier children

Whether it's sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they're more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued to a screen.

 

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here's What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people's less effective response to vaccines.

 

Smugglers Bring Dangerous Pesticide into California, Harming Honeybees and People

Smuggling operations along the Mexican border typically deal with illicit drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking, but a recent takedown is noteworthy for its more unusual target — pesticides that both help and harm honeybees, an integral part of our food supply.

 

Report: Toilet Care Market Slated for Significant Growth

The global toilet care market by product (liquid toilet cleaners, toilet rim blocks, and others) is expected to grow by USD 1.89 billion, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent through 2025, according to a recent report from Technavio.

 

Family Gets Extremely Rare Muscle-Wasting Disease after Eating Toxic Fish

Three members of a family in Australia have all contracted a rare disease after eating recently thawed and cooked queen snapper fish. Haff disease, also known as rhabdomyolysis, is a rare condition that is often associated with eating cooked seafood.

 

Inexpensive method detects synthetic cannabinoids, banned pesticides

Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants' natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids.​

 

Public Schools Have Not Improved Indoor Air Quality Since Pandemic

School facility managers and custodians are tasked with creating a healthy environment for students and teachers during the pandemic. Although schools have been concentrating on increased and enhanced cleaning, most have not given as much attention to the indoor air quality (IAQ), even though COVID-19 is spread through the air. According to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than 40% of American public schools have replaced or upgraded their HVAC systems since the start of the pandemic and even less (28%) are using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.

 

Seven Reasons To “Bee” In Awe Of Pollinators

Did you know that the fuzzier an animal is, the better it picks up pollen? Or that most pollination happens by happy accident? Get the buzz on pollinators from Donna Stockton, an entomologist and animal keeper at Amazonia.

 
 
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