News tagged with environmental exposures

Flame retardant exposure linked to lower IQs

A new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year old children. The findings are ...

May 28, 2014
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Students' research addresses air quality in nail salons

An environmental health survey of 15 nail salons in the greater Boston area found high levels of volatile organic compounds at some of the salons, according to a report Brandeis students presented to the Boston Public Health ...

Apr 03, 2014
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U-M researchers: Turn down the volume

As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored—environmental noise pollution.

Dec 06, 2013
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Do sunny climates reduce ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder. Scientists do not know what causes it, but genetics play a clear role. Other risk factors have also been identified, including ...

Oct 21, 2013
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