Broader psychological impact of 2010 BP oil spill

Baltimore, MD — Feb. 17, 2011. The explosion and fire on a BP-licensed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 had huge environmental and economic effects, with millions of gallons of oil leaking into the water for more than five months. …

UCSF study identifies chemicals in pregnant women

The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from …

Researcher finds proximity to freeway associated with autism

LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2010) — Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the Universit…

Chemicals’ study pinpoints threat to workers’ lungs

Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown.
Research by the University of Edinburgh suggests that industrial manufacturers using nanopartic…

Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention problems

Berkeley — Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother’s womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. …

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