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Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link
...and saliva. And poor children or those from out of cities
were 11.9 times more likely to be affected by roach infestation than those from middle or high income families. The study in the June issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is also the first to report that children in the most infes...
Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project
...). The increasing levels of air pollution in our cities
have led both politicians and drivers to take action. Drivers want to have more and more sophisticated air quality control within their vehicles and legislators, particularly in the United States, have moved to pass laws to restrict air pollution fro...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
... In turn, it may help cities
reshape themselves for comfort - and lower heating...ng bills. "Urban forests are important to keeping cities
cool," said co-investigator Dr. Jeff Luvall. "What's important are both theextent and arrangement of...
Roadsides Benefit From Waste, UF Researchers Say
...s to stabilize roadways. The researchers turned to cities
and counties, which produce mountains of nutrient-...se up precious landfill space with the wastes, the cities
were glad to put the material at the disposal of the UF researchers. Miller said the material cannot...
Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities
... the areas with thehighest lead pollution -- inner cities
and the Northeast -- mirror areas where dentists see the highest rates of toothdecay. The team studied cavity susceptibility in rats born ofmothers exposed to lead compared to offspring of rats not exposedto lead and found that offspring from ex...
Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
...ports. "Chemical pesticides still dominate -in our cities
and homes, our fields and forests, our parks and lawns." At what cost? He cites one million cases of human pesticide poisoningworldwide every year. Add to that the hidden toll from chronic pesticideexposure, which has been linked to immune dysf...
Trees, Grass Foster Children's Play And Encourage Adults To Supervise
...ts. "This study argues that the way we design our cities
has a verycritical impact on the people who live in them, in particular the childrenwho are growing up there," said co-author William C. Sullivan, a landscapearchitect in the U. of I. department of natural resources and environmentalsciences....
Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
The demand for drinking water in cities
and the lack of new water sources havespurred wate...nology, is motivating a small butgrowing number of cities
to use reclaimed waste water to supplementdrinking-water supplies. But, important questions remain ...
Smog Spreading To South Pacific
...rmful part of the photochemical smogfound in major cities
throughout the world, often as the result of congestedvehicular traffic. However, in some cities
such as Mexico City and Santiago,Chile, use of liquefied petroleum gas for heating and cooking also...
USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News
...en the Columbia and Snake rivers that includes the cities
of Moses Lake and Pullman, Washington, and the entire Palouse River Basin; it is one of more than 50 areas across the Nation being investigated by the USGS as part of its National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. Through the NAWQA program, t...
Tracking Hepatitis C: Health Project Demos Worldwide Early-Warning System For
Disease Outbreaks; Sandia Tests Disease-Tracking Approach
...twork, hospital emergency rooms in threeNew Mexico cities
and in a formerly secret Russian city this week begangathering and posting on the Internet information about an emerging disease,hepatitis C, that physicians say could have major world health implications. The Centers for Disease Control estimates th...
HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users Often Don't Receive Protease Inhibitors And May Not Be Aware Of The Drug
...rban Health Study has developed amodel program for cities
to help drug users take advantage of, and stick with,HIV therapy regimens. Under the model, cities
could establish accessible fieldsites equipped with bathrooms and showers and a kitchen that would s...
Syphilis Genome Sequence Offers Clues To Better Diagnosis, Prevention And Treatment
...time low,outbreaks still occur especially in inner cities
and the rural South. Syphiliscan be treated with injections of penicillin or other antibiotics - but theearly symptoms can be mild or absent, so that many people do not seek treatmentwhen they first become infected. The new genetic map of T. palli...
As The City Goes, So Goes The World: Symposium At ESA Meeting To Examine The Ecology Of Cities
...ding "pristine" nature. The recent addition of two cities
to NSF's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)netwo..., economic, physical, and ecological complexity of cities
requiresmulti-disciplinary efforts to understand urban areas. Ecologists have thetheoretical founda...
Study Suggests Weekly Hurricane And Rainfall Patterns Are Linked To East Coast
...ised the heck out of me." "We knew that cities
have an effect on local weather with urban heatislands and so forth, and people are pretty sure that we're having a generalglobal effect with carbon dioxide," said Cerveny. "But nobody had ever lookedat the in-between area of large-scale regional we...
40 Percent Of Deaths Are Environmental
... each year. -- Less than 1 percent of 500 Chinese cities
have clean air. Respiratory disease is the leading cause of death in China. -- In China, where tobacco smoking increased from approximately 360 to nearly 1,800 cigarettes per person per year, males smoke 98 percent of the cigarettes. However, mort...
New Forest Owners Prefer Enjoying Their Land Over Working It
...away from their forests, and many of those live in cities
or towns,using the land for recreation and relaxation. "Today, they tend to be more educated and wealthier and prefer moreenvironmental attributes of their land such as wildlife and recreationrather than just timber production," he said. "They do not...
American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List
...heart. The study was conducted in 20 medium-sized cities
in five regions of the country. Half of the cities
were sites of the community education campaign. In the remainder, the educational program was not c...
Ecological Society Of America To Host Symposia At AAAS
...on "pristine" systems. But as the number of large cities
increases and the population of the globe continues to rise, it is important to create awareness about how closely the quality of human life is tied to living systems and their complex interactions. This symposium will explore the effects of urbani...
UF Researchers Show Common Compound Can Reduce Air Pollution
...hnology for reducing pollution in smog-ridden U.S. cities
aswell as in developing countries, where cheap, effective pollution controlsare desperately needed. "Everything for small sources currently is very, very expensive," saidEric Allen, professor emeritus of environmental engineering sciences and...
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