News tagged with contaminants

Water from improved sources is not consistently safe

Although water from improved sources (such as piped water and bore holes) is less likely to contain fecal contamination than water from unimproved sources, improved sources in low- and middle-income countries are not consistently ...

May 06, 2014
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Overweight or obese people breathe more air pollutants

(Medical Xpress)—Overweight or obese adults can breathe 7-50% more air per day than an adult with healthy weight does, which makes them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases, according ...

Feb 05, 2014
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NZ toxic contaminant levels halved, study shows

Blood samples taken by Massey researchers to measure the concentrations of toxic environmental contaminants, called persistent organic pollutants (or POPs), show their levels halved in the past 15 years among New Zealand's ...

Nov 21, 2013
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