Environmental Health Issues
U.S. government limits on arsenic in drinking water has likely averted hundreds of cases of lung and bladder cancer annually, a new study suggests.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, safety measures must be a priority for children returning to Houston and other communities affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
A new analysis has found that smoking bans help protect the health of children's lungs; in fact, anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood asthma attacks.
First Texas, now Florida.
For the second time in less than a month, residents of the second and third most populous states, respectively, are confronting the enormous task of recovering from devastating hurricanes that exacted huge health and financial tolls.
Every year air pollution is responsible for the premature deaths of over 3.7 million people worldwide, particularily because of its destructive effects on the cardiovascular system, and it is hence thought to be the primary cause for heart attacks. Most populations exposed to concentrated air pollution are often associated with increased heart attacks, lung cancer, DNA mutations, and premature births and deaths.