After a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, resulted in toxic chemicals spilling into land, air and water, questions abound over the long-term environmental and health impacts. Murray McBride is a soil and crop scientist who studies the behavior of…
Tag: Environmental Hazards
Exposure to toxic blue-green algae, exacerbated by climate change, shown to cause liver disease in mouse models
Algal blooms or cylindrospermopsin, exacerbated by climate change, shown to have a connection with several adverse health effects.
Specific Environmental Exposures may Help Predict Increased Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease
A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai quantifies the cardiovascular risk posed by exposure to specific environmental factors, showing, for example, that air pollution heightens the risk of heart disease mortality by 17 percent.
Environmental health expert available to comment on breaking EPA findings on toxic “forever chemicals” in thousands of U.S. water systems
On June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued nonbinding health advisories warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water — PFOA and PFOS, also known as “forever chemicals” — pose health risks even at levels…