Thursday, September 21, 2023


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce

Sleep Crisis Affects Mental Health of Students in U.S.

by Rishma Parpia
sleepy student
At least 50 percent of middle school students and 75 percent of high school students in the United States are not getting ...

Higher Levels of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Detected in Some Wastewater Sites

by Rishma Parpia
wastewater pipes
In 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with local health departments and launched the National ...

Pollution from Face Mask Litter Up 9,000 Percent

by Rishma Parpia
facemask drifting in the ocean
A study that conducted by the University of Portsmouth and published in the journal Nature Sustainability found that facemask litter ...

Water Fluoridation Challenged in U.S. Federal Court Case

by Natasha Hobley
fluoride in drinking water
A long-standing and polarizing debate over community water fluoridation was brought to the U.S. District Court last year when several ...

Bayer Pressures Mexico to Lift Ban on Glyphosate

by Natasha Hobley
human body and cancer cells
In June 2020, agricultural and pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $10 billion in punitive and ...

Dangers of Methanol-Containing Hand Sanitizers

Rishma Parpia
hand sanitizer and mask
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have maintained that people can use hand sanitizers as an ...

Study Shows Link Between Fine Particle Air Pollution and COVID-19 Mortality

by TVR Staff
pollution in Los Angeles
A new nationwide study conducted by researchers at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the first to ...

Common Houseplants Scrub the Air of Indoor Toxins

by Kate Raines
Story Highlights In 1968, scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that swamp plants were eliminating toxic Agent Orange from local contaminated water ...

Tetanus Shots for Texas Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims?

by TVR Staff
Tetanus Shots for Texas Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims?
U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (R-Texas) has encouraged victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas to get vaccinated against tetanus, particularly people ...

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