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  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • A quarter of Europe’s population exposed to harmful traffic noise

    ‘Noise in Europe 2014’, published today by the EEA, analyses exposure to noise levels and resulting environmental health problems. The effects of noise are particularly widespread. For the one in four Europeans exposed to noise levels above the ...

  • Estimating exposure to excessive noise in cities

    The 2002 Environmental Noise Directive seeks to provide a uniform basis for measuring and addressing noise pollution, one of the most important urban environmental issues for the EU. New research has assessed city-dwellers' exposure to noise and proposes traffic management strategies to reduce harmful levels. Clear evidence is growing for wide-ranging negative health effects of noise pollution, ...

  • Lead Exposure Impacts Children’s Sleep

    Novel Finding from Penn Nursing Research Shows That Lead Exposure in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Sleep Problems & Excessive Daytime Sleepiness A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and ...

  • Asthma and the Link to Exposure to Mold and Bacteria

    A new study by European scientists has found that children who grow up on a farm appear to be less likely to develop asthma.  In February of this year it was reported in HealthDay News that, “The risk of asthma was reduced by as much as 51 percent for children living on farms, and researchers suspect that it's the diversity of exposure to different microbes that may offer protection ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • WHO: 90 percent of world’s population breathes dirty air

    Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) blames a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.  Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a ...

  • Exposure to Environmental Noise - World Health Organisation Report

    Exposure to environmental Noise If you are exposed to environmental noise such as motorised transport, you may experience feelings of stress and discomfort. Monitoring these noise levels is important to protect yourself and workers exposed to high levels of noise, whether it be industrial or environmental.   There are many different sources of environmental ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Take action this summer to reduce exposure to asthma triggers

    Summer heat is here, and that means it is more important than ever for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments to pay close attention to the air quality where they live. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour. During the summer when ozone levels rise, the number of people with asthma related symptoms admitted to hospitals and emergency rooms ...

  • Take action this summer to reduce exposure to asthma triggers

    Summer heat is here, and that means it is more important than ever for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments to pay close attention to the air quality where they live. Like the weather, air quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour. During the summer when ozone levels rise, the number of people with asthma related symptoms admitted to hospitals and emergency rooms ...

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance that recommends pregnant women avoid travel to a neighborhood in Miami where several Zika infections were recently confirmed and the agency found persistent mosquito populations. The unprecedented travel warning for an infectious disease in a neighborhood in the United States highlights the seriousness ...

  • Styrene and Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses exposure concerns to the volatile organic compound (VOC) known as styrene.    “Styrene is used in the manufacturing of many products, but for the general population one ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Impact of mercury exposure from chlor-alkali plants

    An EU project, EMECAP1, has investigated levels of mercury exposure to populations living near chlor-alkali plants and the impact on human health. It found that the overall health risk was low, but was higher for some workers at the plants and for those who consumed contaminated fish or had mercury dental fillings. Mercury is a natural element but human activities, such as mining and ...

  • Brief smog exposure linked to premature death

    Exposures of less than 24 hours to current levels of ground-level ozone in many areas are likely to contribute to premature deaths, finds a new US National Research Council report. Ozone, a key component of smog, can cause respiratory problems and other health effects. In addition, evidence of a relationship between exposures of less than 24 hours and mortality has been mounting, but ...

  • Identifying Phthalate Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has been funding a study known as the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). The study follows pregnant women to try and determine if environmental exposures to phthalates and other chemical compounds are contributing to preterm births. So far, results indicate that women in Puerto Rico have higher ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Childhood lead exposure linked to violent crime in adults

    High levels of lead in the blood of fetuses and young children has been linked for the first time to higher rates of criminal arrest in adulthood. The strongest association between childhood blood-lead level and criminal behavior was for arrests involving acts of violence, new research has found. Based on long-term data from a childhood lead study in Cincinnati, Kim Dietrich, PhD, and his team at ...

  • Indoor Allergens & Steps to Reduce Exposure in the Home or Office

    For the millions of Americans with respiratory allergies, asthma or COPD, their home or office can sometimes be the source of allergens that can trigger or aggravate their condition. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, nasal allergies are estimated to affect close to 50 million people in the United States. Allergic rhinitis alone results in more than ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Chemical exposures cost California $2.6 billion in 2004

    High mercury levels and more than 100 synthetic chemicals and pollutants have been found in breast milk, umbilical-cord blood, and other bodily tissues of California residents, yet state laws regulating hazardous chemicals have serious gaps and fail to protect public health and the environment, finds a new report by researchers at the University of California. As a result, diseases among ...

  • Campaign launched to reduce cancers due to pesticide exposure

    Two health and environment groups have come together to launch a campaign to prevent cancers that are associated with exposure to pesticides. It will be known as the Pesticides and Cancer Campaign. The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) based in Brussels and the Mouvement pour le Droit et le Respect des Générations Futures in Paris believe that stricter regulation on the use of herbicides, ...

  • Environmental Exposures Linked to One-Third of Childhood Disease

    Untitled Document GENEVA, Switzerland , June 16, 2006 ENS - Globally, more than 33 percent of disease in children under the age of five is caused by environmental ...

  • Climate change could triple population at risk from coastal flooding by 2070, finds OECD

    The impact of climate change and urban development could more than triple the number of people around the world exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, according to a new report by the OECD, co-authored by experts from academia and the private sector (1). Ranking port cities with high exposure and vulnerability to climate extremes finds that around 150 million people could be exposed to a 1 in 100 ...

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