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Mercury levels in Southwest Colorado under scrutiny
Date: 2009-07-16 19:26:48
The increasing levels of mercury in the environment, especially in edible fish and seafood, has been a growing concern of health officials in the U.S. and around the globe. Mercury is toxic to humans, and can affect the nervous system of adults, children and may be extremely dangerous to pregnant women. Some of the effects of high mercury exposure can include delirium, hallucinations and tremors.... Full Story

Pesticide level in blood linked to Parkinson's disease
Date: 2009-07-14 21:40:03
The fear of pesticides in the food and water supply has been one of the factors driving the growth of bottled water and organic food. Ever since DDT was banned years ago due to its potential environmental risks, scientists have studied with concern if rising levels of pesticides in the body might have serious health consequences.... Full Story

Study shows more possible effects on fertility for bisphenol A
Date: 2009-07-13 21:28:20
A new study from the University of Illinois has found that bisphenol A, a widely used chemical in plastics that has come under fire for possible adverse health effects, may reduce fertility by interfering in their ability to produce progesterone.... Full Story

Federal government deciding where to store toxic mercury
Date: 2009-07-10 22:26:54
The Department of Energy of the U.S. is considering seven sites to create a long term storage center for elemental mercury, according to a report in the Federal Register last week.... Full Story

Study: Children vulnerable to pesticides longer than expected
Date: 2009-06-25 20:38:10
Children's increased vulnerability to pesticides may extend longer than previously believed, until they are as old as 7, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.... Full Story

Arsenic exposure may make you more susceptible to H1N1 flu
Date: 2009-05-21 17:35:36
Low levels of arsenic exposure may reduce your ability to mount an immune response to the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, according to researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory and Dartmouth Medical School.... Full Story

Senator proposes bill to reduce environmental toxins in baby products
Date: 2009-05-04 21:41:29
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, has introduced the Safe Baby Products Act, a bill which directs the FDA to regulate environmental toxins in personal care products marketed to or primarily used by children.... Full Story

Association teaches about protecting children from environmental toxins
Date: 2009-05-01 10:00:00
The "Is Your Child Safe?" workshop is a one-day, free event on May 9 in Springfield, Missouri, hoping to educate parents about the dangers of environmental toxins.... Full Story

High levels of lead in blood may increase heart disease risk
Date: 2009-04-27 20:06:18
Higher levels of lead circulating in the blood are correlated to greater risk of heart disease in older women, according to a study appearing in the journal Environmental Health.... Full Story

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