Environmental Health

"Silica Rule Changes Delayed While Workers Face Health Risks"

"One of the oldest known workplace dangers is breathing in tiny bits of silica, which is basically sand. Even the ancient Greeks knew that stone cutters got sick from breathing in dust. And today, nearly 2 million American workers are exposed to silica dust in jobs ranging from construction to manufacturing."

Source: NPR, 02/08/2013

Scientists Investigate Possible Link Between Autism and Vitamin D

"Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in a number of disorders. Now scientists are investigating whether the 'sunshine vitamin' could be implicated in autism. With autism rates climbing and levels of vitamin D declining because of more sunscreen use and less time spent outdoors, scientists have begun to look into a possible link."

Source: EHN, 01/31/2013


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