Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. Researchers at University of Utah Health found women living along the Wasatch Front — the most populous region in the state of Utah — had a higher risk (16 percent) of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution. The results are available online on December 5 in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Continue reading “Report reveals link between air pollution and increased risk for miscarriage”
While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a Penn State materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to solve this problem. Continue reading “Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution”
Scientists are warning that pollution could be starving Europe’s trees of vital nutrients by damaging essential fungi. Continue reading “Pollution hits fungi that nourish trees”
When we think about climate change, the main sources of carbon emissions that come to mind for most of us are heavy industries like petroleum, mining and transportation.
Rarely do we point the finger at computer technologies. Continue reading “Study shows smartphones harm the environment”