Environmental Health

"Trump EPA Transition Team Lacks Expertise on Chemicals, Water"

"President-elect Donald Trump’s landing team at the Environmental Protection Agency includes some of the Obama administration’s biggest foes on climate and energy policy. But what appears to be absent from the nine members of the EPA transition team is any background in chemicals, pesticides, water pollution, and other policy areas where the agency enforces environmental laws to control contamination and protect public health."

Source: BNA, 12/23/2016

New Test Spots Human Form of Mad Cow Disease with 100 Percent Accuracy

"Blood screening technology may be able to diagnose infections before symptoms emerge".

"Eating beef from an animal infected with mad cow disease can lead to an untreatable condition that attacks the brain and is universally fatal, but symptoms can take decades to emerge. Thankfully, a new blood-screening technology can spot the condition, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, with 100 percent accuracy, perhaps years before it attacks.  

Source: Scientific American, 12/22/2016

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