Urban heat islands have been generally understood since large cities began to emerge in the 19th century, but new research reveals a complicated patchwork of hot spots and cool spots that change during the course of a day and are determined by urban design.
Exclusive: The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed.
A new, yet to-be-published study of nearly 100,000 Americans finds e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.
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E-cigarette and flavors. (Credit: Lauri Rantala/flickr)<p>E-cigarettes are a fast-growing market—an estimated 1 out of 20 people in the U.S. are users, and there are an estimated 460 brands.</p><p>Regulators are scrambling to catch up. Just this week U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb put out a <a href="https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm632544.htm" target="_blank">strong statement</a> calling kids' e-cigarette use an "epidemic" and outlined actions to stop children's access to the products. </p><p>The letter called out retailers such as Walgreen Co., 7-Eleven, and gas stations such as Marathon, Exxon, Sunoco, BP, Citgo and Mobil, for having "disturbingly high rates of violations for illegal sales of tobacco products to minors." </p><p>"Companies should be on notice that the FDA is considering additional enforcement avenues to address high rates of violations," Gottlieb wrote. "Ignoring the law and then paying associated fines and penalties should not simply be viewed as a cost of doing business.'</p><p>The next day, Gottlieb, who was known even prior to the letter for his aggressive actions to regulate tobacco and e-cigarette businesses, unexpectedly announced that he would resign at the end of the month. </p>
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
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.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.