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Artificial turf crumb rubber leaches environmental toxins

November 26, 2019

New research spearheaded by scientists at McGill University reports that exposing chicken embryos, a model of higher vertebrate…
Cleaning with bleach could create indoor air pollutants

October 4, 2019

For generations, people have used chlorine bleach to clean and disinfect their homes. However, researchers have now discovered…
Offspring of Pregnant Women Exposed to High Level of Pollutants May Have Lower IQs

July 8, 2019

A new study has found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with…
Researchers detect bromine atoms in springtime Arctic

July 2, 2019

For the first time, researchers at the University of Michigan have detected bromine atoms in the atmosphere, and…
Trees for Water Quality Credits

June 28, 2019

The more naturally verdant an area is, the more likely it will contribute to the general health of…
Managing Asthma Amid the Summer Heat and Dips in Air Quality

June 28, 2019

For the millions of Americans with asthma, summer heat waves and stifling humidity can trigger flare-ups and lead…
Radioactive tadpoles reveal contamination clues

June 26, 2019

Tadpoles can be used to measure the amount of radiocesium, a radioactive material, in aquatic environments, according to new…
Research highlights synergies between indoor, outdoor air pollution and increased asthma

June 5, 2019

New University of Iowa research demonstrates that interactions between indoor and outdoor air pollution contribute to increased emergency…
Environmental pollutants could impact cellular signs of aging

May 3, 2019

Researchers have linked some environmental pollutants with diseases, a decreased life span and signs of premature aging, such…
Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

April 15, 2019

The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been…
Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time

March 18, 2019

Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical…
Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

March 1, 2019

A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative…
UW research instrument returns from 22,000-mile seaward journey

January 18, 2019

A portable research lab developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists and engineers recently returned home to Madison following…
Drink up – how your drinking water alters the nitrogen cycle

December 12, 2018

The system used to supply drinking water to the public removes large quantities of nitrogen, a potential pollutant,…
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide

December 5, 2018

A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into “building block”…
Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants

September 5, 2018

UC Berkeley engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs…
Gas-sensing drones draw NSF backing

August 29, 2018

Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA), are developing a fleet…
Ospreys Benefit as Contaminants Decrease in Delaware Estuary

July 16, 2018

USGS scientists looked at conditions in 2015 and concluded that contaminant levels do not seem to pose a…
More dead leaves can help remove lead from soils

May 30, 2018

Once lead is in the environment it is difficult to remove. Despite legislation in the 1970s to reduce…
Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streams

March 19, 2018

New findings to be published in the journal Science add another to the list: the eradication of a pervasive fertilizer…
‘Lost’ 99% of microplastics to be identified with dye?

November 23, 2017

The smallest microplastics present in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could…
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites

August 15, 2017

Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes…
Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

August 11, 2017

A new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing around $20, could keep an eye on home and city water…
Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

January 27, 2017

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global…
beta-Asarone: a promise for cognitive impairments induced by environmental pollutants?

January 11, 2017

Long-term exposure to environmental pollutants is worldwide acknowledged as a major risk factor for health diseases. Indeed, pollution…
New grasses neutralize toxic pollution from bombs, explosives and munitions

November 23, 2016

On military live fire training ranges, troops practice firing artillery shells, drop bombs on old tanks or derelict…
Functional textiles clean pollutants from air and water

November 11, 2016

A stark and troubling reality helped spur Juan Hinestroza to what he hopes is an important discovery and…
New method reduces need for fish in experiments

February 17, 2016

Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As gills are in…
The shape of a pipe dramatically affects how pollutants and other chemicals will spread

October 21, 2015

Researchers have long known and well-documented how dye disperses when injected into a fluid flowing through a pipe.…
Human threat to grassland ecosystems

June 3, 2015

A manmade pollutant is having a significant impact on our global environment according to a new study published…
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