Wednesday, June 12, 2024

US postpartum mortality rate 395 percent higher than other wealthy countries

The findings show that, despite improvements since the pandemic, the U.S. maternal mortality rate remains alarmingly high, with significant disparities affecting Black women.

Plastic industry braces for ‘astronomical’ PFAS lawsuits

As the dangers of PFAS become more widely known, plastic manufacturers face a surge in lawsuits that could rival the asbestos litigation of the past.

EPA accused of ‘egregious’ misconduct in PFAS testing of pesticides: Watchdog group reveals disturbing...

The claims have raised significant concerns about the integrity of the EPA's testing and its commitment to public health.

Millions at risk as record-breaking heatwaves loom: Experts call for immediate protections

As unprecedented heatwaves threaten millions across the U.S., climate experts and public health officials urge immediate actions to protect vulnerable populations and outdoor workers, warning of severe health risks and infrastructural challenges.

FDA classifies tara flour as adulterated, no longer permitted in food items sold in...

Therefore, the ingredient is considered illegal and will no longer be permitted in food items sold in the U.S.

1,3-dichloropropene: The dangerous, sweet-smelling pesticide you’ve never heard of

Regulatory loopholes allow more than 30 million pounds of a cancer-causing pesticide to be sprayed on U.S. crops.

Atmospheric CO2 increasing 10x faster than in last 50,000 years, study finds

“We rely on the Southern Ocean to take up part of the carbon dioxide we emit, but rapidly increasing southerly winds weaken its ability to do so."

Florida bans sale and distribution of lab-grown meat throughout state

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed a ban on lab-grown meat with similar initiatives being considered in Arizona, Alabama and Tennessee.

Weight loss drugs go hand-in-hand with junk food industry

Capitalism has built systems of inequality in food, health, and wealth and convinced us that the cause is individual failure, not systemic predication.

Landmark study reveals gas stove emissions boost childhood asthma rates, adult deaths

The study, published Friday in Science Advances, represents the first time researchers have quantified the link between gas stoves and asthma from NO2 exposures inside homes.