Microplastics

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Citizen Science Programs at the Centers for Oceans and Human Health

The NIEHS and the National Science Foundation have created the Oceans and Human Health (OHH) program, which emphasizes research on harmful algal blooms (HABs), infectious microbes (Vibrio bacteria),…
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Integrating the Science of Aging and Environmental Health Research

With the global population living longer—the number of people worldwide aged 80 years or over is projected to triple by 2050—understanding the factors that influence healthy aging throughout our…
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Microplastics

Topics: Microplastics
Microplastics are plastic particles that range in size from the width of a single strand of hair up to 5 mm. They are made from petrochemical sources and may be deliberately manufactured or…
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UBC SPPH OEH: Microplastics: Ubiquitous and persistent

Fragmentation of day-to-day plastics leads to formation of microplastics. With our ever increasing dependency on plastic products, the threat due to microplastics is now greater than ever. This…
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Unwrapped – Plastic Food Contact Articles And Chemical Food Safety

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or…
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Weighing the complex public health and community impacts of artificial turf

Why are people so concerned about artificial turf? Since 2015, when soccer coach Amy Griffin went public with her concerns about seemingly elevated cancer rates among young soccer players, parents…
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