Did Lead Poisoning Cause the Fall of Rome?

In an article from the Washington Post, it was reported that “in 1983, a Canadian research scientist, Jerome Nriagu, examined evidence of the diets of 30 Roman emperors and "usurpers" who reigned between 30 B.C. and 220 A.D. Nriagu concluded that 19 "had a predilection to the lead-tainted" food and wine popular then and probably suffered from lead poisoning, as well as a form of gout.”

Biosphere and technosphere

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Earth's many new lakes

The number of lakes on our planet has increased substantially in recent decades, according to a unique global survey of 3.4 million lakes. There has been a particular increase in the number of small l

When cyclones and fires collide...

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia's south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with their dual effects extending damage

Animals are key to restoring the world's forests

By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests.

Gorillas in the midst

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Lead | Environmental Health & Safety | Michigan State University

Michigan State University's Lead Based Paint (LBP) Management Program ensures that work practices applied during LBP removal results in safe and healthy environment for all staff, faculty, students an

Did Lead Poisoning Cause the Fall of Rome? - Lead Defender® by ECOBOND®

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Hydroacoustic signals help study impacts of underwater explosions off French coast

A study of hydroacoustic, acoustic and seismic waves from underwater explosions off the French coast could help guide the disposal of unexploded World War II ordnance (UXO) in those waters, according

Chemotherapy could increase disease susceptibility in future generations

A common chemotherapy drug could carry a toxic inheritance for children and grandchildren of adolescent cancer survivors, new research indicates. The study found that male rats who received the drug i

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Ancient superpredator got big by front-loading its growth in its youth

Whatcheeria, a six-foot-long salamander-like creature that lived 340 million years ago, was the T. rex of its time: the biggest, baddest predator in its habitat. A new study reveals how they grew to t

Mussel survey reveals alarming degradation of River Thames ecosystem since the 1960s

Scientists replicated a 1964 River Thames survey and found that mussel numbers have declined by almost 95%, with one species -- the depressed river mussel -- completely gone.

Seagrass crucial to stemming the tide of coastal erosion

Researchers show that seagrass can reduce cliff erosion by up to 70% thanks to its root mats binding the sand.

Green means GO! Ultra-violet means STOP!

A research group has revealed a new system that allows them to control the behavior of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, using two different animal opsins, a type of light-sensitive protein. T

Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers

  Hiring temporary workers can be a way for businesses to meet fluctuating labor demands. But, keeping temporary workers safe on the job presents unique challenges, in part due to their dual employme

EPA Appoints New Members to Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and Announces Next Meeting

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of 28 members, 14 new and 14 returning, to the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHP

Adventurous bird personalities can help population cope with climate change

The areas in the Wadden Sea where red knots, plump migratory birds, spend the winter are under pressure. The Wadden Sea is changing due to human influences such as mining for gas, tourism and due to s

Explosion in gas bills

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The electrical language of fungi

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Rich fashionistas costing the earth

Rich fashionistas costing the earth Channel Comment brendan 24th November 2022 Teaser Media

Rarest birds are the most threatened

Rarest birds are the most threatened Channel News brendan 24th November 2022 Teaser Media

Green and red shoots

Green and red shoots Channel Comment brendan 23rd November 2022 Teaser Media

EPA and State Partners Announce Major Improvement in Clean Water Act Permit Compliance

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has achieved major improvement in compliance with Clean Water Act (CWA) permits over the past five-year period. In F

EPA Calls for Applications for the 2023 President’s Environmental Student and Teacher Awards

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that EPA’s Office of Environmental Education is now accepting applications for the 2023 Pr

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Funding for Nationwide Brownfields Technical Assistance and Research Grants and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Providers

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Requests for Applications for $57 million in funding that is available for two new Brownfields technical assistance op

'Abandon the Energy Charter Treaty'

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Promoting Partnerships to Explore the Impacts of Technological Change on Work and Well-being

Technology has a longstanding record of impacting work, the workplace, and the workforce. Automation, or finding new ways for tasks to be completed by machines and computers, has been a common industr

COP27 is a dystopian nightmare

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EPA Releases Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

PHILADELPHIA (Nov.  21,  2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today after concluding its final evaluation of Pennsylvania’s final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (

EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program Honors 12 Partners for Accomplishments in Appliance Recycling

WASHINGTON — This month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has awarded 12 partners under the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program for outstanding achieve

EPA Orders Two Illinois Drinking Water Suppliers to Comply with Requirements of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

CHICAGO (Nov. 21, 2022) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued orders to drinking water systems in Maywood and Lansing, Illinois, for failing to meet requirements under America’s Wate

California Trucking Company to Pay $71K Penalty for Three Spills into Lake County Waterways

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the owner and operator of Steve Wills Trucking and Logging LLC to resolve claims of violations of the

COP27 is a cop out

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EPA to Host December 1 Virtual Community Meeting for Allentown Residents

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 18, 2022) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a virtual community meeting for residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to share information about health risks from t

EPA Takes Final Action to Protect Groundwater from Coal Ash Contamination at Ohio Facility

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the latest action to protect communities and hold facilities accountable for controlling and cleaning up the contaminat

Worker Well-being Takes Center Stage: Fireside Chat with the U.S. Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, participated in a fireside chat on the final day of the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®. Dr. Murthy joined Dr.

The Risk of COPD is Increased for Workers in Certain Industries and Occupations and with Certain Occupational Exposures

  November is National COPD Prevention Month. COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - is characterized by airflow obstruction and breathing-related problems. The term COPD includes the condit

NIOSH Rising Stars

Like many workplaces, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working to help prepare staff to become leaders in their fields. One way NIOSH is readying its next generatio

Construction Helmets and Work-related Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. TBIs are a global public health pr

Total Worker Health® Symposium: A Closer Look at Keynotes

We're taking a closer look at the presentations delivered during the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®. Attendees from across the globe heard from experts in the field durin

Celebrating the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®

October 11-14, 2022, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Health, Work & Environment (CHWE) presented the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Tot

Celebrating National Ergonomics Month

National Ergonomics Month is celebrated annually in October. While ergonomics broadly is the scientific study of people at work, one important aspect of ergonomics is to prevent injuries and musculosk

Scientific Peer Review During the Pandemic and Beyond: Changes, Benefits, and Impacts

  The COVID-19 pandemic began significantly impacting the operations of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in March 2020. Travel restrictions were implemented, and CDC

Protecting Children From Lead Paint Poisoning in the Spotlight -Two Businesses Closed Down Due to Lead Contamination

In a news report from CBS News in San Francisco, inspectors from Santa Clara County Health Department closed down two firms deemed to have dangerous lead levels at their premises. A gymnastic and an

EPA Issues Stricter Lead Regulations to Protect Children from the Dangers of Lead Paint.

For the 1st time in almost 20 years, the EPA issued more substantial lead clearance levels to protect American children from the dangers of lead. This final rule will lower the clearance levels for

Discussion with Nationally Recognized Expert on the Dangers of Lead, Dr. Nicholas Basta, Presenting the Findings of His Research Study on Lead-Based Paint. The Mitigation of Lead Hazards and Bio-Accessibility from Lead-Based Paint

  ECOBOND® Paint:      Welcome to this conversation about bioaccessibility and extractability of ECOBOND® LeadDefender® treated lead-based paint. We are joined by Dr. Nicholas Basta, profes


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