If you live in a polluted neighborhood, allergy season could be worse for you. A new study published in PLOS ONE Wednesday found that silver birch trees growing in more polluted areas of Poland had higher levels of the allergen Bet v1. “This research aligns with previous studies that have found that levels of allergic […]
With the ability to act as living cells, minus the function of replicating, new “cyborg cells” developed by biomedical engineers could solve a host of problems in the future, including cleaning up the environment and improving human health. Scientists from the University of California, Davis developed the “cyborg cells,” which are semi-living and can be […]
The author of a 2013 study being touted by the methane gas industry and its allies during the recent uproar over the suggested possibility of gas stoves regulation says his research is being misused. “That’s not a good use of our study,” Dutch environmental epidemiology professor Bert Brunekreef told E&E News. CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka […]
For over 50 days, an underground fire at the Moody landfill north of Birmingham, Alabama has continuously polluted the air, according to local air quality monitors. While air quality has improved slightly in recent days, it remains higher than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers an acceptable air quality index. According to AL.com, […]
Cooks love their gadgets, from countertop slow cookers to instant-read thermometers. Now, there’s increasing interest in magnetic induction cooktops – surfaces that cook much faster than conventional stoves, without igniting a flame or heating an electric coil.
In the last session, nearly all of the proposed bills for stricter regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or forever chemicals, failed in the U.S. Congress. Companies lobbied successfully against PFAS regulations, despite public health officials’ warnings of the links between PFAS and human health problems. PFAS are a group of […]