Study Finds Air Pollution Kills 3.3 Million Worldwide, Which May Double Soon

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study which also revealed this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.  The study projects that if trends don’t change, the yearly death total will double to about 6.6 million a year by 2050.

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Documentary Film Showcases James Hardie Asbestos Mine in Baryulgil

James Hardie Industries began mining white asbestos in the small Aboriginal Australian community of Baryulgil in 1953.  The mine offered full time jobs to residents of the area.

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Asbestos Found in Children's Crayons and Fingerprinting Kits

Four brands of crayons out of 28 boxes tested and 2 out of 21 children fingerprint kits were found to contain asbestos.

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New Cluster of Legionnaires' Disease Breaks Out in New York City

More people in New York City are sick with Legionnaires’ disease in what appears to be a new cluster of cases, health officials say.

 

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