environmental illness

Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids
Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, the family environment also has played a ... Read More »

Childhood lead exposure linked to crime in adulthood
Childhood lead exposure linked to crime in adulthood (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians who were exposed to high levels of lead as children may be at greater risk of committing violent and impulsive crimes two decades later, our yet-to-be-published research suggests. The origins of criminal behaviour have previously been attributed to a ... Read More »

Study exposes link between pesticides and childhood brain tumours
Study exposes link between pesticides and childhood brain tumours (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has revealed a potential link between professional pesticide treatments in the home and a higher risk of children developing brain tumours. Published in the international journal Cancer Causes & ... Read More »

Road traffic pollution as serious as passive smoke in the development of childhood asthma
Road traffic pollution as serious as passive smoke in the development of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization ... Read More »

Higher levels of toxic metals found in children with autism
Higher levels of toxic metals found in children with autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a recently published study in the journal Biological Trace Element Research, Arizona State University researchers report that children with autism had higher levels of several toxic metals in their blood and urine compared to typical children. The study involved ... Read More »

Pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant
Pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Mothers ... Read More »

Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations of children
Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations of children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed animal’s offspring. Writing in the online journal PLOS ONE, scientists led by molecular biologist Michael Skinner document ... Read More »

Chemical link in WA mums to be
Chemical link in WA mums to be (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Prenatal exposure to a chemical commonly found in plastic food and beverage containers and tin cans requires further investigation after an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study found Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant women. The study, published in the International Journal ... Read More »

Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours
Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A link between brain tumours in children and their parents’ exposure to diesel exhaust fumes before birth has been found by researchers at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the Telethon Institute for ... Read More »

 
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