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Clean Diesel Comes of Age

A new study shows that diesel trucks and buses are spewing far less soot and smog into the air than they did just a few years ago

June 18, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Are Selenium Levels Linked to Diabetes?

A new study finds that diabetics had higher levels of selenium, a mineral found in U.S. soil but also some dietary supplements

May 20, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Valley Fever Blowing on a Hotter Wind

New weather conditions brought on by climate change may help spread a fungal disease endemic to the Southwest known as valley fever

April 15, 2009 — Janice Arenofsky and Environmental Health News

Schools Keep Bugs at Bay a Safer Way

A new EPA plan would cut school pesticide use by 70 percent or more, but some say children and teachers should be protected by mandates, not voluntary guidelines

March 9, 2009 — Crystal Gammon and Environmental Health News

New X-Ray Machines Could Kill Food Bacteria

Zapping nuts, spinach, lettuce and other foods with x-rays could kill more pathogens that cause nationwide disease outbreaks. Drawbacks remain, however.

February 25, 2009 — Jessica Knoblauch and Environmental Health News
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