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The Royal Society of Canada has given Health Canada a thumbs up on radiation limits from wireless devices and transmitters but said more research is needed around issues such as the link between cancer and wireless airwaves.
Federal guidelines that spell out safe exposure levels of radiofrequency waves emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices appear to be mostly adequate, but research to clarify the potential risk of cancer should be aggressively pursued, an expert panel recommends.
A group of residents wants members of the Mars Area school board to join their fight against a gas well proposed for less than a mile from the schools.
The Italian government is sending 100 troops into the area north of Naples that has seen a spike in murders and continued environmental destruction from mob-run waste disposal rackets.
New Jersey health officials have decided not to conduct a study to determine a more definitive link between the toxic chemicals flowing under a neighborhood and elevated levels of certain cancers among residents who live there, a state report says.
Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011 is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing thyroid and other cancers like after Chernobyl in 1986, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.
Attempts to nullify all EPA actions in Arizona just don’t make sense. Common-sense regulations to keep our air clean and our water safe to drink should be supported by all of Arizona’s political leaders.
Young, healthy men with a gene variant that may impair skin barrier function had higher urine levels of certain phthalates than men without the variant, according to a group of Danish researchers.
A new study provides further evidence for previously described associations between PM2.5 levels and low birth weight,2,3 but it goes a step farther by focusing on low- and middle-income countries, which have generally been excluded from previous analyses.
As part of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 collaboration, an international team of environmental health scientists estimated the worldwide disease burden attributable to PM2.5 exposure. They explain the underpinnings of how they did it.
New research re-examines a so-called cancer cluster in Flower Mound identified several years ago and found that children there have significantly higher risk of leukemia and lymphoma, possibly because of drilling activity in the Barnett Shale.
More than 15 million Americans are now estimated to live within one mile of a natural gas well. Researchers report preliminary evidence of an association between two birth defects and a mother's residential proximity to natural gas wells at the time of birth.
A plan for a detailed analysis on the potential health impacts of oil and gas development on the Front Range was approved Monday by a state legislative committee.
Scientists discovered that Toronto exports polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, to Lake Ontario mostly through the air. But its flame retardants and combustion pollutants reach the lake through tributaries.
The city has witnessed continuous high rates of air pollution. It is attributed to the boost in real estate and flyover construction projects being carried out in the capital city.
The 23rd Psalm was a Lenten scripture reading at church services in this tight-knit, deeply self-reliant logging town, with one passage speaking directly to what happened a week ago between mileposts 36 and 39 of S.R. 530.
With the health hazards associated with the use of kerosene and firewood as a fuel, coupled with the obvious fact that the subsidy on the product does not reach the intended beneficiaries, deliberate efforts should be made to halt the subsidy regime and boost the domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas market.
Four years ago state health officials dismissed concerns that there was a “cancer cluster” in Flower Mound caused by a carcinogen that’s coughed up by natural-gas drilling sites. Not so fast, says Rachael Rawlins, a lecturer in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, who issued a study last week that says increased occurrences of childhood lymphoma are quite possibly the result of hydraulic fracturing and the release of benzene after all.
A study by a University of Texas at Austin researcher raises concerns about whether current gas drilling regulations protect public health and questions a state study that found no link between cancer rates and gas drilling in Flower Mound.
The number of premature births and children’s hospital visits for asthma dropped significantly in parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe barely a year after they enacted smoking bans, researchers reported in The Lancet last week.