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Exposure to forest floor enhances young immune systems, study finds

'Forest floor' playgrounds at daycare centres in Finland promoted diverse communities of friendly bacteria that enhance young immune systems.
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Environmental racism in the Bronx: Why the asthma rate is so high in the borough

Why are Bronx asthma rates so high? Residents say the air is thicker and smells different. Take a dive into the link between environmental racism and health issues.
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Air pollution now biggest health risk in India, says report

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.

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The pandemic's real toll? 300,000 deaths, and it's not just from the coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.
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Nutrition education is helping low-income families eat healthier

A new study shows that SNAP-Ed is working, and may help people in low-income communities eat more foods that prevent diet-related diseases and reduce the devastating impact of COVID-19.
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By switching to a plant-based diet, Eric Adams is 'healthy at last'

In his new book, the Brooklyn Borough president chronicles his journey from a diabetes diagnosis to restored health, and maps a path for communities of color to healthy eating, even in food swamps.
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Mapping the disparities of Chicago's unequal pandemic

Draw a map of Chicago and shade the areas with more poverty, pollution and coronavirus. It will start to look like being Black is a pre-existing condition. 
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These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Priscilla Machado: The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our health

We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?
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Undocumented farmworkers toil in California fire evacuation zones

Grape growers in Sonoma County are getting exemptions to send in farm workers who have few alternatives or options for support.
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Bob Klein: Will the real 'whole grain' please stand up?

A recent test determined that many products labelled '100 whole grain' don't contain anywhere near that amount.

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Robert Paarlberg: Foodies and factory farmers have formed an unholy alliance

Their swipes at fake-meat products—Impossible Burgers, Beyond Meat, and all the rest—are pretty much the same.
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Study: Environmental injustice is rampant around the world

The history of disproportionate environmental impacts on Black, Indigenous, and people of color often goes back for centuries.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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