Quitting smoking because of COVID? Read this study first

A new study from Wake Forest School of Medicine finds that nicotine promotes the spread of lung cancer cells into the brain.
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Johnson & Johnson stops selling talc-based baby powder in U.S. and Canada

The company said demand has declined "fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising."


Wahleah Johns: The coronavirus is just one challenge the Navajo Nation is facing

The reservation has more coronavirus cases per capita than any state in the country.

For communities of color, air pollution may heighten coronavirus threat

COVID-19 marks another disparity for communities of color, highlighting the urgency to address longstanding economic and health barriers there.


Asbestos inhalation poses cancer risks to workers and consumers

US EPA finds unreasonable risks for 6 current uses, including chlor-alkali diaphragms.


More than a quarter of children's training grounds have dangerous level of pollution, scientists find

Children's sport grounds have dangerous levels of air pollution, a study has found, as medical professionals warn of the risk to the next generation of stars.

China funds coal plants in Bosnia as residents protest air quality

Fine particle levels in Sarajevo have exceeded WHO limits every day in January.

Melanie Meade: Family history, loss and hopes for a bright future fuel my fight for clean air in Clairton

While I feel like I'm fighting for our basic rights to clean air, I'm living in a city that doesn't seem to make a big deal over the pollution and its adverse effects on children and the community, especially people of color.


North Carolina gives away radon test kits

Radon, a radioactive substance, has been found at high levels in all 100 N.C. counties. The EPA says it causes 21,000 deaths annually in the U.S.

Trump took credit for lower cancer death rates. Advocates say not so fast

President Trump’s recent suggestion that his administration was responsible for the decline drew a rebuttal from the American Cancer Society, which published the findings.

Cancer death rate posts biggest one-year drop ever

The cancer death rate in 2017 posted the largest single-year drop ever recorded, as continued declines in smoking and new treatments reduced the lung cancer mortality rate, according to a new report.


Asbestos use at Devonport Dockyard was extensive - and its harmful effects are still being felt today

Workers continue to suffer from serious health conditions - including lung cancer, pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.


Pollution kills more than 230,000 Indonesians per year: Report

123,753 were attributed to air pollution and 60,040 to water pollution.


Dirty air and the human brain: does pollution poison the mind?

Air pollution is responsible for an estimated seven million annual deaths worldwide. A growing body of research suggests it may also be damaging our brains.
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