Centrica, Nestle, Swatch among companies exposed to physical climate risks-investors

European energy firms Centrica and Galp, food group Nestle and watchmaker Swatch are among 50 companies worldwide that are highly exposed to physical climate risks, investors with $10 trillion in assets say.

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Toxics

Editorial: D.C.’s ban on flavored tobacco products ends up with a reasonable compromise

For the District’s effort to pay off fully, neighboring states must enact similar policies.
www.nytimes.com
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F.D.A. still lacks a permanent commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.
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Was cancer really less likely in a pre-industrial world?

Before tobacco and factories, the cancer rate in Britain was estimated at 1%. A new archaeological study says different.
www.news-medical.net
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Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution associated with child behavioral problems

A pregnant woman's exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution from road traffic can influence the development of behavioral outcomes in early childhood.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Vaping links to COVID risk are becoming clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.
Toxics

ICYMI: Bayer launches carbon capture program for farmers in U.S. and Brazil

Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to seek to capitalize on environmental initiatives. One incentive for farmers will be credits toward Bayer products, e.g., RoundUp.

www.wired.com
Toxics

A new survey links vaping to higher COVID-19 risk

A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
www.bloomberg.com
Toxics

When will there be a Covid-19 vaccine? Tobacco-based shot to start trials

An experimental Covid-19 vaccine that’s produced in tobacco plants may start clinical trials within weeks as the race for immunization intensifies.
www.dw.com
Toxics

How to quit smoking? A virtual date with Florence might help

Tobacco users struggling to quit may soon be able to share their plight with Florence, the WHO's first virtual health worker. The technology uses AI to come up with personalized advice, minus the human judgment.
Toxics

Half young adult daily smokers first tried cigarettes as kids

The younger they were when they started, the more likely they were to become daily smokers in their 20s, study says.
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Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

Health experts on Monday urged smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing and selling tobacco products to help reduce the risks from COVID-19.
www.popularmechanics.com
Climate

Fossil fuel warning labels

Gone are the days of the Marlboro Man and the glossy ads that make smoking Virginia Slims seem cool. Now the Surgeon General's warning could make a migration to fuel pumps, listing the level of emissions you'll contribute to the atmosphere with your purchase and the number of lives you could endanger.

ensia.com
Toxics

This little-known principle has harmed millions of people. What are we doing to change it?

The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a better way.

www.discovermagazine.com
Toxics

Thirdhand smoke: Study finds smokers’ clothes are carrying cigarette chemicals indoors

A new study reveals chemicals from cigarettes linger on a person’s clothes in higher amounts than we realized. As a result, nonsmokers are unknowingly being exposed to the toxins.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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