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Month: May 2016

Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Maybe it’s happened to you before: It’s the day after Laundry Day, and you get an itchy, red rash on your wrists or limbs or hands or neck; maybe that rash leads to blisters that even begin to ooze a bit. You think to yourself, “What in the world?” as your scratch yourself silly. Turns out, it very well could be a phenomenon called contact dermatitis. Here’s the bad news: when you have it, it’s super-irritating and uncomfortable. But here’s…

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The Real Cost of Air Pollution

The Real Cost of Air Pollution

According to one study, the impact that air quality can have on a populace is, quite literally, a matter of life and death. A report issued in 2015 by scientists from Kings College London combined the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and looked at the total impact it had on the health of London’s residents in 2010. What they found was staggering. These scientists asserted that nearly 10,000 people died in a year as a result…

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