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New Delhi, swallows up toxic air and explains health emergency

Dr. Arvind Kumar, a city-based breast surgeon, said that 90 percent of his lung cancer patients were smokers three decades ago. Today, he said, the ratio was one to one, with at least 10 percent of his clients in their thirties. "Fifty percent of the patients I operate on all year round are non-smokers," he said. "This kind of demographic …

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Ninety-five percent of tested baby food contains toxic metals that could interfere with brain development

Sleep deprivation, diaper changing and night feeding are some of the common challenges parents face with a newborn at home. To facilitate the transition, parents often rely on the convenience of in-house baby food to provide the nutrients their children need to develop into healthy infants, young adults, teenagers and, eventually, adults. However, it is very likely that almost every …

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Toxic algae blooms have become more intense over the last 30 years

A new study from Monday seems to confirm an unpleasant reality: Potentially toxic algal blooms in the freshwater lakes of the world have become more intense in the last 30 years. Although climate change is not the only reason why the flowers have worsened, rising temperatures are likely to complicate the recovery of the lakes. For their study, researchers from …

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The stadium site proposed by Inter Miami is an arsenic-filled toxic mine

Photo: Wilfredo Lee (AP) The Long Waiting for David Beckham's Miami MLS Franchise The promised splendor has hit yet another unfortunate hook: the floor on which the chic New stadium to be built by Inter Miami is literally poisoned. A new report, first published by Miami Herald claims that the The Inter Miami Golf Course is planning to build the …

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Within hours of playing in a pond, three dogs died of toxic algae

Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their beloved dogs Abby, Izzy and Harpo to a pond in Wilmington on Thursday night to cool off. But within 15 minutes of leaving the pond, Abby, a white West Highland Terrier, got a fit. Martin took her with Izzy and Harpo directly to an animal clinic. On arrival, Izzy, another Westie, began to …

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Instagrammer warned not to swim in toxic Siberian lake

A turquoise-colored Siberian lake may be insta-perfect – but it's actually an artificial, toxic waste dump, and the company is not planning to go into the water. The lake, dubbed the Novosibirsk Maldives, which is a coal-fired plant, and contains chemicals that can cause allergic reactions. VKontakte by the Siberian Generating Company. "In the last week, our ash dump of …

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Toxic substances in glass and in the decoration of bottles for alcoholic beverages

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements such as lead and cadmium in their enameled decorations, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Plymouth analyzed both the glass and enamelled decorations of a variety of clear and colored bottles available in stores and supermarkets. They showed that cadmium, …

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Astrocytes protect neurons from toxic accumulation

Neurons (red) divert toxic molecules via lipid droplets (green) to astrocytes (gray). Picture credits: Maria Ioannou Astrocytes are an overwhelmed garrison of nerve cells. The brain cells collect damaged lipids secreted by hyperactive neurons and then recycle these toxic molecules into energy. This is reported by researchers from the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of May …

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