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Third-hand Smoke Equal to Second-hand Smoke

This past summer, we learned about the effects of thirdhand smoke.  Thirdhand smoke is a term for the toxins that are left behind on...

London’s Microplastic Air

Plastic pollution is an inescapable problem in our modern world.  You may be surprised to learn that plastic does breakdown eventually; but the threat of it accumulating...

Which Humidifier Should You Use?

Did you know that humidity plays a role in virus transmission, and higher levels of humidity can reduce the amount of aerosalized virus (like...

How Grape Skins Make Roads Safer

What if the answer to winter road maintenance lied in simple and common fruits?  Researchers are turning towards a more sustainable choice for deicers (road salts) to...

BPA Levels Higher than We Thought

Regulatory agencies have underestimated the amount of toxic BPA (bisphenol A) found in humans—levels are actually 44 times higher than previously known.  You may think this doesn’t...

Toxins Your Smartphones are Shedding

A study released in Proceedings of the National...

Not Just the Bees: Light Pollution & What You Can Do

The effects of climate change and its impact on bees is widely discussed, but there is a culprit which is impacting the entire insect population:  light pollution. ...

Wash Delicates by Hand

We all have those dreaded clothes which require washing on the delicate cycle, but you might consider washing these items by hand to help...

Have You Heard of Thirdhand Smoke?

You’ve heard of second-hand smoke, but have you heard of third-hand smoke?                 Thirdhand smoke is the smoke and chemicals that stick to indoor surfaces...

Your Nutrition & Climate Change

Our climate is changing, and many of us are aware of its results on our weather and water levels--but now we know that it...

Why You Need a Breath of Fresh Air

You know that feeling you get when you feel like the room is closing in on you, and there’s just way too many people...

Heat Stroke Deaths expected to rise 2.5x by 2050

You’re outside in the sun, having a great time.  You remembered your sunscreen and your water, and you’re getting your exercise in.  Gradually, you...

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