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New report calls for increased monitoring of US drinking water supplies

ANN ARBOR—Monitoring of U.S. drinking water supplies for chemical and microbial contaminants should be increased, especially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant ...

Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Drug Discovery Approach to Predict Health Impact of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

JUPITER, FL – Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for ...

Measurement of arsenic in groundwater first in Europe

Researchers at NUI Galway have completed the first national statistical assessment of arsenic contamination in groundwater in the EU. The research points to elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic in private wells, particularly in the northeast and the southwest of Ireland. ... Full story

Scientists reveal how fish adapt to toxic levels of pollution

A new report identifies the genetic mechanism responsible for evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution observed in wild Atlantic killifish populations. ... Full story

Growing mosquito populations linked to urbanization and DDT's slow decay

Rising temperatures due to climate change were found to have less influence on mosquito populations than land use changes and the decay of residual DDT in the environment ... Full story

Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air

Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers in Gothenburg have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that make bacteria resistant to the most powerful antibiotics we have. ... Full story

Which chemicals are hazardous to reproduction?

Goethe University Frankfurt develops OECD test with the freshwater mudsnail ... Full story

Reducing Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) Lowers Levels of This Environmental Estrogen in Women

New Rochelle, NY — Women who avoided foods, cosmetics, and other products packaged in BPA-containing plastic containers for 3 weeks had significant reductions in urinary ... Full story

Longitudinal Study Links Air Pollution With Cardiovascular Disease Risk

By Sarah Plumridge An increased concentration of air pollution within metropolitan areas is associated with progression in coronary calcification and with acceleration of atherosclerosis, according to ... Full story

One hormone to rule them all

Identifying stress hormones in insects can be a step towards environmentally friendly pesticides. Researchers from Stockholm University have discovered that one hormone coordinates the responses to stress in fruit flies. Their study is recently published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology. ... Full story

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