leds, leds at night, leds and the environment

Research suggests that 80% of the world’s population lives under ‘skyglow’, and it is becoming increasingly rare to view a natural night sky unhindered by light pollution. This article will look at light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and their consequences on the environment and animal health. Image Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock.com LED Lights are IncreasingContinue Reading

Turkey: Plastic Recycling Harms Health, Environment

(Istanbul) – Plastic recycling in Turkey is harming the health of many people and degrading the environment for everyone, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 88-page report, “‘It’s as If They’re Poisoning Us’: The Health Impacts of Plastic Recycling in Turkey,” documents the consequences of theContinue Reading

Environmental Factor - September 2022: Children’s environmental health topic of NASEM, EPA workshop

Early-life vulnerability to environmental exposures was explored during a four-day National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) workshop, held Aug 1-4. “Children’s Environmental Health: A Workshop on Future Priorities for Environmental Health Sciences,” sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), featured several NIEHS scientists and grantees who sharedContinue Reading

We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial in Rwamagana district to determine whether adding a household-based water filter with safe storage to the CBEHPP could be effective in improving drinking water quality. Intervention The intervention under evaluation is the delivery and promotion of the LifeStraw Family 2.0 filters in theContinue Reading

Seeking solutions to complex health and environment challenges

The Tule River Reservation in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains may not look much like the flat farmlands of Lowndes County, Alabama, or the grassland plateau that covers much of Mozambique, but the three communities – Native American, predominantly Black, and a blend of African ethnicities – share a story.Continue Reading

Quinn's Kristy Lewis and partner farmer Dave Vetter of Grain Place Foods

Healthy topsoil—rich in nutrients, organic matter and microbial diversity—is pivotal for the health of people and planet. It is essential for drawing down carbon, filtering toxins, regulating water and sustaining life for millions of plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms. Sadly, thanks to conventional farming practices and countless other human-drivenContinue Reading