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Air pollution contributes to COVID-19 death in US

In a new study, researchers found a link between chronic exposure to hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and COVID-19 mortality rates. The research was conducted by...

We love our blue jeans, but they have a massive water footprint

The fact that blue jeans typically need only a passing acquaintance with the washing machine has always been a point in their favor. But even...

Air conditioning may boost COVID-19’s spread indoors

In a new study, researchers found air circulation and ventilation is key to preventing a build-up of droplets and aerosols that spread COVID-19. They found...

COVID-19 in wastewater can be infectious, study shows

In a new study, researchers found wastewater containing the COVID-19 virus may be a serious threat. The research was conducted by a team from the...

Air pollution plays a big role in development of heart disease, diabetes

Air pollution is the world's leading environmental risk factor and causes more than nine million deaths per year. In a new study, researchers found air...

As hurricane season and COVID-19 pandemic collide, here’s how to stay safe

With forecasts showing an "extremely active" hurricane season and the entire country under varying degrees of grappling with physical distancing and fallout of the...

Higher BPA exposure linked to higher death risk, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found higher bisphenol A (BPA) exposure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality in a nationally representative...

Low humidity increases COVID risk; another reason to wear a mask

In a new study, researchers found an association between lower humidity and an increase in community transmission. They focused on the Greater Sydney area during...

Warming climate may trigger this disease outbreak in Southern California

In a new study, researchers found as climate change brings hotter weather to Southern California, coastal populations from San Diego to Santa Barbara may...

How pollution can affect brain health

In two new studies, researchers found how fine particle pollution—the tiny, inhalable pollutants from cars and power plants—impacts our brains. The first study found that...

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