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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