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Your Environment and Your Health

  • April 24th is International Noise Awareness Day

    Posted on 4/22/2019 at 11:27 AM

    According to a map produced from a National Parks Service’s Natural Sounds project, the eastern half of the United States is louder than the west. This makes sense, when you consider how populated and congested the eastern states are compared to the west coast. Point in fact, New Yorkers cited noise as the leading complaint to the city’s life-quality hotline. Some of the quietest places, according to American Scientist.org, are the Mojave Desert (when the wind is not blowing) and the Olympic National Park in Washington state, “home to a secluded spot that a sound ecologist dubbed ‘one square inch

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  • Renovation 101

    Posted on 4/15/2019 at 12:14 PM

    Three environmental health hazards to consider when you “do it yourself” You have probably seen this familiar home improvement storyline on TV: Homeowners are excited about knocking down walls and transforming their property into the home of their dreams when (wait for it), they run into an environmental complication that requires expert remediation. Although many homeowners take on remodeling projects to save money, they can be costly and potentially dangerous. So before you grab the sledgehammer, learn about environmental issues in older homes and safe remediation practices.   Carbon monoxide is another possible environmental exposure in homes Carbon monoxide (CO)

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JAMA Current Issue

  • Antimicrobial Resistance on the Rise in Zoonotic Bacteria in Europe

    Posted on 4/16/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Experts continue to find zoonotic bacteria with high levels of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals, and food, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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  • Cancer Goes Undiagnosed in Almost Half the World’s Children

    Posted on 4/16/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Almost half of all children around the world with cancer—the vast majority of whom live in low- and middle-income countries—are not diagnosed or treated, US researchers have reported.

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