Heart attacks are more common within just hours of high ozone and/or particulate matter levels according to a new large study of air pollution health effects that was sponsored by Rice University. Evidence already links airborne particles with heart disease and lung problems but the new findings are the first to show that high ozone…

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On Tuesday, and international team of of 16 scientists from 10 nations released a new report that concludes evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a "global threat" that should be addressed. A joint effort by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program,…

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"Most cases of breast cancer “occur in people with no family history,” suggesting that “environmental factors — broadly defined — must play a major role in the etiology of the disease.” That's the conclusion of something called the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee, which came out with a report last week. In 2012,…

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Exposure to extremely low levels of Lead and Cadmium can lead to hearing loss of up to 20% according to a new study published on Monday. "The metal levels found to influence hearing were below national workplace standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Although the study does not establish causality, the results…

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In 2006, Governor Perry announced that he was going to fast track over a dozen new coal plant permits in East and Central Texas. There was an instant hue and cry. Not only citizens but cities protested. Believe it or not, the same Dallas City Hall now prostituting itself for gas refineries was actually out…

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