- The Urban Exposome during Pregnancy and Its Socioeconomic Determinants
Introduction The majority of the European population now live in an urban environment, and although city living confers many benefits to health, such as increased economic opportunity and access to health facilities, it also brings increased levels of environmental hazards and reduced access to green spaces (Nieuwenhuijsen 2016). These environmental factors have been associated […]
- Weight of Evidence for Hazard Identification: A Critical Review of the Literature
Introduction Risk assessment is usually characterized by four components: hazard identification, hazard characterization (including dose–response analysis), exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Identifying relevant hazards for subsequent consideration in dose–response analysis and risk characterization requires the assimilation and assessment of a wide range of different types of data (NRC 2014; OECD 2014; U.S. EPA 2014). Variations […]
- White House feared PR ‘nightmare’ over agency’s stricter chemical limits, emails show
Matt Rourke / AP Photo The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. Two types of perfluorocarbons, which have been linked to health problems, were found nearby at levels exceeding recommended limits set by the Environmental Protection […]
- Climate change, pipelines, severance tax: Where the GOP gubernatorial candidates stand
AP Photo/Matt Rourke Candidates from left, seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, Pennsylvania Sen. Scott Wagner R-York County, Laura Ellsworth and Paul Mango. Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth, Pittsburgh businessman Paul Mango, and state Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York County) are running for the Republican nomination to oppose […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.