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Media tagged with "environment"

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Build a Safe Environment bullying  build  environment  stop bullying  safer schools  safe schools bullying  positive school climate 

Everyone at school can work together to create a climate where bullying is not acceptable. Find out what you can do to help build a safe and supportive school environment at StopBullying.gov.

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CDC

Preventing Chronic Disease | Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Assessing the Rural Food Environment, Part 1 - CDC evaluation  food  disease  chronic  environment  CDC  formative  store  initiative  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD 

Obesity prevalence in the rural United States is higher than in urban or suburban areas, perhaps as a result of the food environment. Because rural residents live farther from supermarkets than their urban- and suburban-dwelling counterparts, they may be more reliant on smaller corner stores that offer fewer healthful food items.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Public Support for Smoke-Free Air Strategies Among Smokers and Nonsmokers, New York City, 2010"2012 - CDC disease  chronic  support  environment  york  tobacco  smoking  CDC  among  smokefree  air  smokers  public  strategies  nonsmokers  city  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Public Health Practice  Health Policy 

From 2010 through 2012, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene engaged in multiple smoke-free-air activities in collaboration with community, institution, and government partners. These included implementing a law prohibiting smoking in all parks and beaches as well as working to increase compliance with existing Smoke-free Air Act provisions.

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Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants and Cancer Risk cancer  power  risk  environment  exposure  contamination  radiation  thyroid  accidents  nuclear  plants  3.98  accident  atomic  cesium  Chernobyl  Chornobyl  Cs-137  iodide  iodine 

A fact sheet about cancer risks associated with accidents at nuclear power plants.

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NIEHS

Cigarette Smoke cigarette smoke  health  research  science  environment  smoking  secondhand smoke  toxic chemicals  allergies 

Cigarette smoke contains a number of toxic chemicals and irritants. People with allergies may be more sensitive to cigarette smoke than others and research studies indicate that smoking may aggravate allergies.

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Initiatives health  research  science  environment  bisphenol a  bpa  polycarbonate  food containers  plastic  bottles 

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

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Agricultural Health chemicals  health  research  science  environment  families  farmers  agricultural  pesticides  farms 

Agricultural health is the study of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic factors on the health of farmers, farm families, pesticide applicators, and others who work with and are exposed to agricultural chemicals.

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Cell Phones health  research  science  environment  radiation  cellular  cell phones  telecommunications  Telephone  mobile phone 

Personal (cellular) telecommunications is a rapidly evolving technology that uses radio frequency energy or radiation for mobile communication.

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Asthma health  research  science  asthma  environment  lung  inhaler  inflammatory disease  breathing  breath  airway 

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung. This inflammatory process can occur along the entire airway from the nose to the lung.

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Dioxins health effects  cancer  health  research  science  food  milk  environment  miscarriage  dioxins  pcb  superfund  Agent Orange  TCDD  emissions  industrial  PCBs  fish  butter  persistent organic pollutants 

Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste incineration and burning of trash, and can be released into the air during natural processes, such as forest fires and volcanoes.

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Gene-Environment Interaction health  research  science  environment  DNA  genetics  gene  environmental agents  understanding science  basic research 

Nearly all diseases result from a complex interaction between an individual’s genetic make-up and the environmental agents that he or she is exposed to.

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Hazardous Material/Waste health  research  science  environment  hazardous waste  hazardous material  superfund 

Hazardous wastes are discarded materials with properties that make them potentially harmful to human health or the environment.

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Lupus health  research  science  environment  immune system  lupus  chronic disease  autoimmune diseases 

Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues and organs, resulting in inflammation of the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.

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Radon cancer  health  research  science  environment  radon  Lung cancer  radioactive  environmental agents  gas  basement  uranium  thorium 

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils.

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Occupational Health health  research  science  environment  workers  population research  workplace hazards  jobs 

Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

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