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Month: January 2016

Sticking Power: Scientists Discover E.coli Can Actually Lurk On Surfaces For Days

Sticking Power: Scientists Discover E.coli Can Actually Lurk On Surfaces For Days

Most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to on a daily basis, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain pathogens – of which E.coli is one – can linger on airplane surfaces for days.[1] Considering the number of people…

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Unregulated Chemicals: What Congress and Companies Are Rallying Against — and What it Means For You

Unregulated Chemicals: What Congress and Companies Are Rallying Against — and What it Means For You

Thousands and thousands of products on the market today are made from or with chemicals. Chemicals are somewhat omnipresent, and many pose no harm to consumers; in fact, everything from touch-screen smart phones to roadways to furniture to automobiles require chemicals to be made. These very items can make our lives easier, more comfortable and more convenient. But with that comfort and convenience comes a cost. Children born in the United States today are likely to have hundreds of synthetic…

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Air Quality: Can it Impact Your Child’s Ability to Learn?

Air Quality: Can it Impact Your Child’s Ability to Learn?

Smog: a combination of the words smoke and fog. While fog is mostly moisture, smog typically refers to dense air pollution caused by motor vehicle exhaust fumes. Smog is compounded in areas with higher populations where individuals drive cars on long commutes to and from work everyday. The ride may include passing by factories and industrial plants with smoke stacks pumping out thick clouds of smoke. This kind of pollution can saturate the atmosphere with all sorts of toxic dangers…

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