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Climate change is eroding a precious resource: sleep

By Alejandra Borunda

That feeling isn’t just unpleasant. Years of research show that sleep deprivation can ramp up heart disease risk, intensify mood disorders, slow one’s ability to learn, and much more—problems with big personal, societal, and economic costs.

05/25/22
                                                               

‘A Planetary Threat’: Pollution Responsible For 9 Million Deaths Each Year, Study Finds

By Robert Hart

TOPLINE Pollution was responsible for more than 9 million deaths around the world in 2019, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health on Tuesday, equivalent to one in every six, a growing global problem researchers warn poses an “existential threat” to humanity but receives little political attention or funding to mitigate the crisis.

05/17/22
                                                               

Cutting air pollution from fossil fuels would save 50,000 lives a year, study says

By Steven Mufson Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

Eliminating air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths and provide more than $600 billion in health benefits in the United States every year, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

05/16/22
                                                               

The Tick That Causes a Meat Allergy Is on the Move

By Livia Albeck-Ripka

One night in 2008, Deborah Fleshman awoke in her bed to find that her legs had turned beetroot red. Welts, some a foot wide, had appeared along her torso.

05/13/22
                                                               

Cancer-causing gas emission spikes continue at refineries

By Sean Reilly Photo: Brandon Bell , Getty Images

On its website, Marathon Petroleum Corp. touts a commitment to the environment that transcends run-of-the-mill regulatory compliance.

05/12/22
                                                               

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Just Harming the Planet. They’re Making Us Sick

By Liza Gross Photo: Jason Connolly , Getty Images

For years, researchers have warned that chemical pollutants tied to fossil fuels have become so pervasive that they would be impossible for anyone to avoid.

05/12/22
                                                               

When will ‘economic growth’ account for environmental costs?

By David ShearmAn Photo: Marta Lavandier , AP File Photo

Human health and the natural environment are indivisible. A recent article in the journal The Lancet reminds us that “economic decisions on the environment have major impacts on human health, and health and wellness depend on a flourishing environment.”

05/12/22
                                                               

Yes, you’re consuming microplastics —

By Andrea Michelson Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP via Getty Images

Scientists are certain that humans around the world are ingesting tiny pieces of plastic on a regular basis. Now, they are seeking to understand how the wide distribution of microplastics affects human health and the environment as a whole.

04/30/22
                                                               

Studies find microplastics in human lungs, blood stream; scientists investigating possible health risks

Scientists from the Netherlands and the U.K. recently identified microplastics deep in the lungs of some surgical patients and in the blood of anonymous donors. Researchers say that it's possible to take in these particles through the air we breathe.

04/30/22
                                                               

Studies find microplastics in human lungs, blood stream; scientists investigating possible health risks

Scientists from the Netherlands and the U.K. recently identified microplastics deep in the lungs of some surgical patients and in the blood of anonymous donors. Researchers say that it’s possible to take in these particles through the air we breathe. Leigh Shemitz, president of SoundWaters, and Paul Anastas, director of the Center for Green Chemistry at Yale University, join CBS News’ Lana Zak to discuss microplastics’ impact on humans and what can be done to mitigate plastic pollution.

04/30/22