News tagged with contaminants
In the mid-nineteenth century, John Snow mapped cases of cholera in Soho, London, and traced the source of the outbreak to a contaminated water pump. Now, in a twenty-first century equivalent, scientists funded ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 16, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
An inventor who has won numerous awards for his cutting edge designs has developed a product he believes could revolutionise hospital treatment.
Other Mar 20, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
For years, scientists have been concerned about chemicals in the environment that mimic the estrogens found in the body. In study after study, researchers have found links between these "xenoestrogens" and such problems as ...
Health Mar 28, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Norovirus causes more than half of all food-born illnesses in the United States, and is the second greatest source of reported food borne illness outbreaks in the European Union. A recent study found that grape seed extract ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A study just published by a Dartmouth team of scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) advances our understanding of the sources of human exposure to arsenic and focuses atten ...
Health Dec 05, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Forty-five percent of children tested in the region around Japan's stricken nuclear plant were found to have traces of radioactive elements in their thyroid glands, an official said Thursday.
Health Aug 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Now that communities across the state have dried out and are repairing damages from Tropical Storm Lee, a gardening expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences reminds backyard gardeners that fruits ...
Health Sep 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists from the University of Valencia in Spain have analysed fresh orange juice squeezed by machines in catering establishments. They have confirmed that 43% of samples exceeded the acceptable enterobacteriaceae ...
Health Dec 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 4
Three British tourists have died after catching Legionnaires' Disease in a Spanish seaside hotel, regional authorities said Friday, as they shut the hotel to stop the deadly bug spreading.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Urinary tract infections are common conditions that occur when bacteria from the intestines enter the urinary tract. New research, however, suggests that the bacteria causing these infections may come from contaminated food ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
By global standards, health risks caused by environmental factors are low in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), new studies by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers show.
Health Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A team of Trinity College Dublin researchers has developed a fully automated system that eradicates bacterial contamination in hospital water tanks, distribution systems and taps. This type of contamination ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal widely dispersed in the environment and found in many farm fertilizers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the Am ...
Cancer Mar 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the Am ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or living organisms . Pollution can take the form of chemical substances, or energy, such as noise, heat, or light energy. Pollutants, the elements of pollution, can be foreign substances or energies, or naturally occurring; when naturally occurring, they are considered contaminants when they exceed natural levels. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. The Blacksmith Institute issues annually a list of the world's worst polluted places. In the 2007 issues the ten top nominees are located in Azerbaijan, China, India, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Zambia.
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