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2009 to 2021: In Mumbai, lung cancer deaths see rise by 49%

Indian Express 04 Feb 2023
The jump is significant and doctors cite carcinogenic risk due to long exposure to air pollution especially PM2.5, tobacco consumption and improved death certification procedures behind the sharp increase in lung cancer deaths ... Several reports globally have linked air pollutants to lung cancer.
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Brazil sinks aircraft carrier in Atlantic despite pollution risk

Al Jazeera 04 Feb 2023
Though defence officials said they would sink the vessel in the “safest area”, environmentalists attacked the decision, saying the warship contained tonnes of asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic materials that could leach into the water and pollute the marine food chain.
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LA Council’s energy committee probes Scattergood ‘green hydrogen’ plan

LA Daily News 04 Feb 2023
... about potential alternatives, and the public health risks of using green hydrogen ... — Make sure that the project would not result in an increase of pollutant emissions or create public health or safety risks from the production, storage, transportation or use of green hydrogen;.
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(Opinion) Other Voices: Suncor can’t be this obtuse if it wants a future in Denver

The Tribune Greeley 03 Feb 2023
We have learned from the extensive, ongoing investigation by The Denver Post’s Noelle Phillips that when refineries unexpectedly close, a whole host of problems can emerge, including increased pollution and the risk of further damage to the plant ... The risk from most air pollution is from a cumulative effect, not acute exposure.
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Erie had questions about Cosmed and ethylene oxide. Find answers from the EPA, DEP, more

Erie Times-News 03 Feb 2023
Air pollution impacts some Americans more than others ... Four out of 10 Americans breathe polluted air every day, and some are bearing that burden more than others ... It came months after ProPublica published a detailed map of hot spots nationwide where cancer risks were elevated by air pollution ... A "There is a risk for everything, right?" Beal said.
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Formosa air permits criticized during public hearing

Victoria Advocate 03 Feb 2023
Formosa Plastics describes pollution mitigation efforts at meeting ... "Why would you allow this polluter to put the fate of our children and our children's children at risk by allowing more greenhouse gas emissions," Schneider said ... The lawsuit resulted in Formosa agreeing to spend $50 million toward efforts to curb water pollution.
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World Cancer Day 2023: Types of cancer that are affecting women in India

DNA India 03 Feb 2023
Five major cancers have been identified which are more prevalent among women in India. Every year about 7 lakh new cancer patients come to the fore ... Also read. World Cancer Day 2023. 3 processed foods that Increase the risk of cancer ... Reason ... Externally, air pollution, consumption of contaminated food and polluted water increase the risk of cancer ... 1 ... 2 ... 3.
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I Bought a CO2 Monitor and It Broke Me

The Atlantic 03 Feb 2023
But I didn’t shell out the $250 until January 2023, when a different set of worries, over the health risks of gas stoves and indoor air pollution , reached a boiling point ... And although carbon dioxide can pose some health risks at high levels , it’s just one of many pollutants in the air , and by no means the worst.
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Brazil Proceeds with Sinking Aircraft Carrier Despite Protests

The Maritime Executive 03 Feb 2023
While they will not disclose the exact timing or location it is expected that they will move forward expeditiously after warning that the vessel was at severe risk of losing stability and buoyancy and after clearing a last-minute hurdle when a court refused a possible injunction to halt the sinking.
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The cost to allow corporate farming in North Dakota is too high

The Jamestown Sun 03 Feb 2023
Gov ... Manure from CAFOs can lead to E. coli and nitrate pollution in drinking water sources. Nitrates are known by most as the pollutant that leads to blue baby syndrome but nitrate exposure also increases the risk for colon, kidney, ovarian and bladder cancer ... What North Dakota has is a unique growing environment for cool-weather crops ... ADVERTISEMENT ... .
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Ahead of World Cancer Day, find out what's driving the rise in breast and colorectal cancers among young women

Indian Express 03 Feb 2023
Similarly, Dr Gaikwad mentioned that factors like pollution, westernisation of the lifestyle with diets including meat, processed meats and alcohol intake and ... Environmental factors like air and water pollution, chemicals in the soil, pesticide use, etc are also some risk factors.
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Op-Ed | The need for an air quality census in New York state schools

Bronx Times 03 Feb 2023
Indoor environments, such as schools, can pose a particular risk of ... Improved air quality can reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and other indoor air pollutants, leading to a reduction in the transmission of respiratory infections, such as the flu and the common cold.
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Grab your stainless steel mug, the Reusies are coming

GreenBiz 03 Feb 2023
Upstream is a nonprofit think/do tank that works to "spark innovative solutions to plastic pollution by helping people, businesses and communities shift from single-use to reuse," according to its website ... First, plastic pollution was creating significant risk for consumer brands.
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Phosphorus shortage could affect worldwide crop yields

Phys Dot Org 03 Feb 2023
"Our research suggests that a reduction in rice yields could be particularly acute in low-income countries under future CO2 scenarios without the input of additional phosphorus fertilizers to compensate, despite the potentially reduced global risk for phosphorus pollution," said ...
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Pope Francis tells leaders of troubled South Sudan: Enough!

Stars and Stripes 03 Feb 2023
But it is also a country in shambles ... Enough!. "No more destruction," Francis said ... Rev ... He specifically called for a "battle against corruption," saying that society risked being polluted by "the inequitable distribution of funds, secret schemes to get rich, patronage deals, lack of transparency." ... related stories ... .

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