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Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...

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Has Global Warming Already Started?

Has Global Warming Already Started?

Climate change is generally thought of as something that the world will have to contend with in the future. However, there are numerous warning signs that this troubling phenomenon is well underway.   The Growing Problem of CO2 ‒  Since ...

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The Economic Costs of Global Warming

The Economic Costs of Global Warming

The potential consequences of global warming are enormous; in the decades to come, it is believed that the planet will be plagued with an increasing amount of powerful hurricanes, terrifying floods and scorching droughts. Aside from wrecking the environment, this ...

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Is Climate Change Making the California Drought Worse?

Is Climate Change Making the California Drought Worse?

As the most abundant resource on the planet, the importance of water is fairly obvious. Unfortunately, the future availability of usable water is not guaranteed, and climate-induced water shortages could become increasingly common. The state of California might already be ...

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The Threat of Contaminated Water to Infant Health

The Threat of Contaminated Water to Infant Health

Mothers-to-be have plenty on their mind during their pregnancies. Among these concerns is proper nutrition, as both the mother and her child need a steady intake of healthy foods and beverages. By the same token, expecting mothers are cautioned to ...

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Are the Spices We Buy Safe to Eat?

Are the Spices We Buy Safe to Eat?

Even in the world’s wealthiest nations, outbreaks of contaminated food are not an infrequent occurrence. In 2012 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued warnings about sixteen different outbreaks, most of which involved either e. coli or ...

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Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

When the topic of air pollution comes up, most people think of pollutants pushed into the atmosphere from the factory smokestacks. While outdoor pollution is certainly a major concern for industrialized and developing nations alike, it would be a mistake ...

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