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    Viruses Can Remain Infectious on Microplastics for Three Days

    Viruses Can Remain Infectious on Microplastics for Three Days

    New research has discovered another way that microplastic pollution might harm human health.  The study, published in Environmental Pollution, is the first to prove that certain viruses can stay infectious by attaching themselves to plastics in a freshwater environment.  “We found that viruses can attach to microplastics, which allows them to survive in the water […]

    Scientists Use Vegetable Oil Byproduct to Remove Heavy Metals From Contaminated Water

    Scientists Use Vegetable Oil Byproduct to Remove Heavy Metals From Contaminated Water

    Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, collaborating with ETH Zurich, Switzerland (ETHZ), have discovered a way to turn byproduct from vegetable oil production into a membrane that filters out heavy metals from water. “Water pollution remains a major global issue in many parts of the world,” said Ali Miserez, study author and professor at Nanyang […]

    EU Announces Plan to Cut Pesticide Use in Half

    EU Announces Plan to Cut Pesticide Use in Half

    The European Commission has proposed a new law that would cut pesticide use in half by 2030 and completely ban the use of these chemicals near schools, playgrounds and hospitals. The proposal is part of a larger set of goals to reverse biodiversity loss and restore 20% of land and seas by the end of […]

    Seafood Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Melanoma

    Seafood Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Melanoma

    A new study has found that regular consumption of fish and other seafood is linked to an increased risk of developing melanoma. While sun exposure, especially when the skin gets sunburned, heightens the risk of melanoma, a new study from Brown University and published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control has also found that […]

    Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

    Court Rules EPA Failed to Fully Consider Glyphosate’s Risk to Humans and Wildlife

    A federal court ruled Friday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must reconsider whether glyphosate — the active ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller — poses a health risk to humans and endangered species.  Environmental groups had challenged the Trump administration’s 2020 interim registration for the chemical, which concluded that it did not cause cancer […]