- Urine Arsenic and Arsenic Metabolites in U.S. Adults and Biomarkers of Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Endothelial Dysfunction: A Cross-Sectional Study
Introduction Worldwide, an estimated 200 million individuals are exposed to water arsenic (As) concentrations exceeding the 10–μg/L guideline set by the World Health Organization (WHO) (2011). Arsenic is an established human carcinogen that has also been associated with a growing number of noncancer outcomes (NRC 2013). In particular, chronic As exposure has been positively associated […]
- New book tackles key questions about fracking
While fracking has created an economic boon for Pennsylvania and helped increase natural gas usage as a cleaner-burning energy source, it has also led to myriad environmental concerns–from water contamination to earthquakes. Daniel Raimi, a senior research associate with Resources for the Future, tells a nuanced story of the nation’s fracking boom in his new [...]
- Congressman Meehan seeks pipeline risk assessment for Mariner East 2
Responding to landowners’ concerns regarding pipeline construction in Delaware and Chester counties, suburban Philadelphia Congressman Pat Meehan (R-7) has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to conduct a risk assessment of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline. In a letter to Wolf on Dec. 12, Meehan wrote “a risk assessment would be a welcome and responsible step in [...]
- Manure Irrigation: Environmental Benefits, Potential Human Health Risks
Related EHP Article Farmers in Wisconsin and in many other states are increasingly embracing the practice of manure irrigation to fertilize their fields.1,2 Spraying liquid manure on fields offers multiple environmental benefits, but it may also pose a threat to the health and well-being of people nearby. In a new study in Environmental Health […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.