Environmental Health

Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Esp. Black, Hispanic Kids

"While most children who catch the coronavirus have either no symptoms or mild ones, they are still at risk of developing "severe" symptoms requiring admission to an intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report released Friday."

Source: NPR, 08/11/2020

"Public Health: 'Sluggish' Agency Slow To Act On Toxic Baby Products"

"Often described as "nonstick" chemicals, the presence of PFAS in kitchenware has become more widely known as environmental groups have raised alarms about their toxicity. One place consumers might not expect to find the highly toxic class of substances? Baby products."

Source: E&E News, 08/06/2020

Rising Temperatures Will Cause More Deaths Than All Infectious Diseases

"The growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of deaths from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions are not constrained, a major new study has found."

Source: Guardian, 08/05/2020

"How the Pandemic Defeated America"

"How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom."

Source: The Atlantic, 08/05/2020

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