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Spray from rivers and showers may cause Crohn’s disease

Humans may be exposed to bacteria linked with Crohn’s disease through fine spray from showers and rivers according to research led by ...

Water treatment technology goes global

The University of South Australia’s commercialisation company ITEK Ventures Pty Ltd (ITEK) has entered into an exclusive licence agreement with Hyflux International ...

Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

Aquaculture Is Source of Nearly Half the World’s Seafood ... Full story

Fungicides for crops: worrying link to fungal drug resistance warn scientists

Crop spraying on British farms could be aiding a life-threatening fungus suffered by tens of thousand of people in the UK each year. ... Full story

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

A, the German roach, or Croton bug, Blattella germanica. B, the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. C, the Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae. D, the wingless female of the oriental roach, Blatta orientalis. E, the winged male of the oriental roach ... Full story

Urban heat — not a myth, and worst where it’s wet

By Kevin Dennehy - A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the “urban heat island” (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world’s urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside and may increase health risks for city residents. ... Full story

R.I. lead law effective, often ignored

Only one in five properties in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket that are covered by Rhode Island’s lead hazard mitigation law were in compliance with the statute more than four years after it took effect, according to a study by a local team of academic, government, and nonprofit researchers. Many exempt dwellings also seem likely to harbor hazards. But where landlords have complied, the data show that children have benefitted. ... Full story

Traffic noise is dangerous for your health – solutions exist for dense cities

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. ... Full story

Multiple chronic disease doubles in Adelaide's north-west

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the number of people in the north-western suburbs of Adelaide who suffer from more than one chronic disease has doubled in less than eight years. ... Full story

Algae blooms act as bodyguards for bacteria in Great Lakes

Algae and seaweed lining the shore of Lake Erie, with an inset picture of green algae blooms containing bacteria such as salmonella. ... Full story

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