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27 August 2013, Environmental Health News
A nonprofit health project examining the long-term impacts of natural gas drilling in Washington County has released preliminary findings that shows air pollution may be more damaging than water pollution, according to the Associated Press. more...
27 August 2013, Environmental Health News
NSW Health has warned Muslim Australians planning on making the pilgrimage to the Haj in Saudi Arabia later this year they could be at risk of contracting a dangerous new virus. more...
27 August 2013, Environmental Health News
Getting India and China to reduce their mercury emissions will likely lead to healthier fish in the Pacific. A new study has found that mercury levels in fish that are caught off the coast of Hawaii are high due to toxicants released from Asian countries. more...
27 August 2013, Environmental Health News
Predatory fish that feed deeper in the Pacific Ocean, including swordfish, accumulate higher levels of dangerous mercury than piscine predators at the surface, such as yellowfin tuna, but biologists weren’t sure why. Environmental scientists recently uncovered the cause and warned that the threat may increase in the future. more...