Chemicals

Environmental Factors Affect Aging Brains

Researchers are finding increasing evidence that environmental factors -- ranging from exposure to toxic chemicals to physical and mental exercise -- can have important effects on aging brains. While older people may have a surprising capacity for neurological regeneration, chemical exposures (even exposures earlier in life) have been linked to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Source: EHP, 09/18/2014
September 24, 2014

Estimation of Community Exposure to Toxic Releases: A Perspective from the Geography of Public Health

This free webinar from the Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and EPA's TRI Program, Noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT, will feature Dr. Jamison Conley, associate professor of geography at West Virginia University.

Pesticides A Concern for Aquatic Life in Most U.S. Urban Streams: Study

"Some of the more than 500 million pounds (220 million kg) of pesticides used yearly in the United States are concentrated at levels that pose a concern for fish and water-dwelling insects, the U.S. Geological Survey report on pesticides from 1992 to 2011 said. The levels seldom topped human health standards."

Source: Reuters, 09/12/2014

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