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By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg quality and mor...
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    By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. Something alarming is happening between our legs. Sperm counts have been dropping; infant boys are developing more genital abnormalities; more girls are experiencing early puberty; and adult women appear to be suffering declining egg qua...
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  By Roni Caryn Rabin © The New York Times Co. Ingredients in many baby foods, including some organic fare, are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium at levels that are far higher than those allowed in products such as bottled water, congressional investigators sai...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Every day at work for 15 years, Sean Mitchell, a captain in the Nantucket Fire Department in Massachusetts, has put on the bulky suit that protects him from the heat and flames he faces on the job. But last year, he and his team came across un...
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    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the Western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Eve...
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Shared from the 10/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition WESTERN WILDFIRES   By Matthew Brown and Camille FassettThe Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.»Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollutio...
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By The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 16, 2020   Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission is putting new limits on a class of chemicals common in everything from nonstick pans to firefighting foam. Colorado Public Radio reports the commission voted unanimously Tuesda...
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Shared from the 6/19/2020 The Denver Post eEdition PREMATURE BIRTHS By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American...
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The Denver Post eEdition, By Gillian Friedman, June 20, 2020 © The New York Times Co. Friday was a paid company holiday for employees at Nike. The same goes for workers at Twitter, Target, General Motors, the National Football League and a variety of other businesses. JPMorgan Chase, Capital O...
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The Lancet, Planetary Health Volume 4, Issue 6, E212-E216, Published June 01, 2020 By Evan A Eskew and Colin J Carlson The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be among the most significant global health crises of several generations. The causative virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coron...
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Indigenous communities in Brazil suffer from the virus on one hand and "genocidal" interlopers on the other, rights groups say. BY SCOTT WALLACE PUBLISHED JUNE 12, 2020, National Geographic  WITH THE CORONAVIRUS spreading into remote territories across the Brazilian Amazon, indigenous le...
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MAY 5, 2020 While the exact origin of the coronavirus outbreak remains debated, scientists know we’ll face more pandemics in the future without decisive action.  Infectious diseases have been rising since the 1950s, with an estimated three out of every four disease coming from animals. We...
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Shared from the 5/2/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Amy LevineGuest commentary The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the delicate and unpredictable balance between humans and the natural world. Even as a scientist who studies the human-animal interface, I am astounded by the fact that a seemingl...
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Shared from the 4/13/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By John Flesher and Seth Borenstein The Associated Press As the coronavirus rampages, the public increasingly is turning to experts in academia and government — the educated, experienced “elites” that many Americans had tuned out. Ridicu...
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March 09, 2020 David Wallinga, MD The field of public health began more than 160 years ago when a physician named John Snow, who believed the epicenter of a London cholera outbreak was a contaminated public well on Broad Street, acted to change that environment. He took the handle off the Broa...
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  The coronavirus spreading from China has sickened at least 73,000 people and killed at least 2,000, setting in motion a global health emergency. But humans aren’t the only species infected. Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife ...
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Shared from the 11/14/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists sa...
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  Did you know that September 26 is World Environmental Health Day? Since 2011, this day has served to raise awareness of the environmental issues that most impact public health. This year’s theme, climate change challenges, time for global environmental health to act in unison, could hardly ...
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Shared from the 6/26/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» Climate change in the western United States means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect ten...
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A two-hour “dose” of nature a week significantly boosts health and wellbeing, research suggests, even if you simply sit and enjoy the peace. The physical and mental health benefits of time spent in parks, woods or the beach are well known, but the new research is the first major study into how long...
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