Environment

People living in urban areas have much higher risk of this autoimmune disease

In a new study, researchers found that air pollution could be a risk factor for the development of multiple sclerosis (MS). They detected a reduced...

Chemicals in consumer products may cause obesity, fatty liver diseases

In a new study, researchers found chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such...

Scientists solve mystery of spontaneous smog formation

One of the peculiarities of air pollution in the world's urban areas is that it is not always predictable. It is not uncommon for a...

Celiac disease linked to common toxic chemicals in daily life

In a new study, researchers found that higher blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants are linked to...

Will our clean air last after COVID-19? New study says it is possible

Since millions of Californians began staying at home and off the roads in March, air quality in the Golden State has visibly improved. Once life...

Car pollutants may double your risk of this blinding eye disease

In a new study, researchers found that long-term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a higher risk of the common eye...

New system could reduce the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has become a focus of certain ethical concerns, but it also has some major sustainability issues. Last June, researchers at the University of...

Why relying on new technology won’t save the planet

Putting our hopes in yet more new technologies is unwise say researchers. Overreliance on promises of new technology to solve climate change is enabling delay,...

Even low levels of air pollution could change gene, increase risks of cancer, heart...

In a new study, researchers raise strong concerns that even short-term exposure to low-level air pollution can affect gene expression, leaving us at risk...

Heat can take its toll on mental health

In a new study, researchers found that hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health. Moreover,...

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