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How bacteria-eating bacteria could help win the war against germs

While microscopic and little known, predatory bacteria are among the world’s fiercest and most effective hunters.
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Toxics

How diseases sweep through the sea

For marine mammals, viral and bacterial outbreaks are on the rise.

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Toxics

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.

www.nationalgeographic.com
Toxics

Enric Sala: To prevent the next deadly disease, we must stop harming nature

The coronavirus pandemic proves it: By damaging the planet, we have sapped nature’s power to protect humanity from diseases.
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Toxics

Contra Costa environmental health warns of toxic algae bloom

Several samples from water near Windward Bay, Clipper Bay and Discovery Bay Yacht Club contained dangerous amounts of cyanobacteria toxin.
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Biodiversity

Tests for coronavirus vaccine need this ingredient: Horseshoe crabs

Modern medicine still depends on this animal’s blood to test for bacteria in vaccines. And an alternative test requires further study.
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Toxics

After coronavirus, office workers might face unexpected health threats

Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses.
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Toxics

She spent 10 days in hospital during Walkerton's tainted water scandal. Now she's studying to be a doctor

It's been 20 years this long weekend since E.coli was discovered in the water in Walkerton, Ont. Seven people died and more than 2,300 fell ill.

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Toxics

Coronavirus: How do biosafety laboratories work?

Biosafety laboratories allows scientists to investigate highly pathogenic viruses, to develop diagnostic procedures and to create vaccines.

www.circleofblue.org
Toxics

Water contamination risks lurk in plumbing of idled buildings

Stagnant water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Before reopening shuttered buildings, the internal water systems need to be investigated.
Toxics

What are zoonotic diseases?

Zoonotic diseases, which pass from animals to humans, kill millions of people every year. Where do they come from and how can we avoid them?
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Climate

Creatures in this underwater forest could save your life one day

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.
Justice

Does air pollution make you more susceptible to coronavirus? California won’t like the answer

Does Southern California air pollution increase the risk of getting coronavirus? Probably, experts say.

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Toxics

Breathing polluted air linked to risk of obesity, diabetes, other chronic illnesses: Study

A recent study suggests that breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses.

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Justice

Can your well water make you sick? No testing is required in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's one million private wells are not monitored by any government agency and no maximum contaminant levels are enforced for private systems. There are 38,000 private wells in Lancaster County alone.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

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