- Another Side of a Low-Salt Diet: Reductions in the Salinity of Drinking Water May Lower Blood Pressure
Related EHP Article High sodium intake has been strongly associated with increased risk of hypertension.1 In some coastal areas, highly saline drinking water adds to people’s sodium intake. In this issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, scientists report that lower blood pressure and risk of hypertension among coastal Bangladeshi communities were associated with declines in salinity of drinking […]
- Up in the Air: Does Ground-Level Ozone Trigger Kawasaki Disease?
Related EHP Article Kawasaki disease occurs most often in children of East Asian ancestry,1 but the known genetic factors2 cannot explain why more children have been diagnosed with the disease in recent years, according to Bing-Fang Hwang, an environmental epidemiologist at China Medical University in Taiwan. Hwang and colleagues now report an association between exposure to ground-level […]
- Groups warn of radiation exposure associated with fracking.
Concerned citizens and opponents of the controversial oil and gas extraction method commonly known as fracking met Wednesday night at the Carbondale Township offices to discuss the risks of radioactive exposure associated with the extraction process.
- Wolf to veto plastic bag bill despite bipartisan support
Gov.Tom Wolf said he will veto a bill that would stop Pennsylvania towns and cities taxing or banning plastic single-use shopping bags. The bill, HB 1071, went to Wolf’s desk after receiving final legislative approval from the Senate on June 14. It received bipartisan support, including from the lead sponsor, Democratic Rep. Mike Hanna of [...]
- 'We don't want to be dug out': The Indigenous art helping to protect the land from mining.
“It’s some sort of a hole they’ve got to dig in and get the oil and the gas, you know – but there’s spirits of Yolngu people in the ground,” says artist Nawurupu Wunungmurra.
- How one Philadelphia neighborhood battles rising tides
Joining dozens of communities across the country Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday he has committed the city to a goal of 100 percent clean energy. It’s part of a growing effort by cities and states to reduce their carbon footprint in the wake of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark [...]