The consumption of sushi has increased significantly since the start of the 21st century, as has the number of restaurants offering it throughout the region. Although eating fish is recommended because of its high nutritional value, it can also lead to exposure to contaminants, such as heavy metals. Likewise, rice is a food that provides many nutrients and fibre and is low in fat, but it too can be source of pollutants such as arsenic.
Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2 in Science. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment are 'the rational policy response.'
Significantly higher rates of child intensive care admissions for unintentional cannabis poisonings have been seen following legalization of the drug in Canada.
Japanese and Zambian scientists have shown that environmental lead poisoning in children affects not only their own health and wellbeing, but the vitality and mental health of their mothers, as well.
Newly published results highlight that many First Nations want access to traditional foods and environmental factors impact access to food and clean water. The study also highlights the successful partnership between First Nations peoples across Canada and academia.
What if your face mask could tell you if you have COVID-19? Now it can, thanks to researchers from the Wyss Institute and MIT. They embedded freeze-dried cell-free biological reactions that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in a patient's breath into a face mask, creating a wearable diagnostic that can quickly and accurately diagnose COVID-19.
Communities surrounding the Salton Sea, the inland body of water straddling California's Riverside and Imperial counties, show high rates of asthma due, possibly, to high aerosol dust levels resulting from the sea shrinking over time. Scientists suspect, however, the Salton Sea plays an additional role in pulmonary health. A University of California, Riverside study performed on mice has found Salton Sea aerosol turns on nonallergic inflammation genes and may also promote lung inflammation.
The study was conducted in the city of Tel Aviv and found that the atmospheric water vapor in the city is suitable for drinking. The researchers: The Earth's atmosphere is a vast renewable source of water, which can serve as an alternative drinking water resource.
The venom of a caterpillar, native to South East Queensland, shows promise for use in medicines and pest control, Institute for Molecular Bioscience researchers say.
Rutgers scientists have used a diagnostic technique for the first time in the opioid addiction field that they believe has the potential to determine which opioid-addicted patients are more likely to relapse