Tag Archives: Risks

The Hidden Risks of Pesticides

Chemical pesticides have become a mainstay of modern agriculture, despite red flags that they’re slowly destroying ecosystems. (Technically, pesticides are designed to kill insects, while herbicides are used to kill weeds or substances like bacteria or fungi, but when discussing them, the U.S. EPA lumps them all together as “pesticides.”1) Part of what makes assessing… Read More »

“Dark Waters” Film Exposes Cancer Risks Behind Teflon [VIDEO]

A new film based on true events and starring actor Mark Ruffalo sheds light on how one of America’s most powerful corporations contaminated a town’s drinking water with a toxic chemical linked to cancer, reports Time. In Dark Waters, Ruffalo portrays the real-life corporate lawyer Robert Bilott, who in 1998 became an environmental crusader. That… Read More »

Viewpoints: Weigh Health Risks Of Football And The Big Feast This Thanksgiving; Count The Ways Drug Reps Were Taught To Market Opioids

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Concussions, Broken Bones, And More: A Week Of U.S. Football  News about concussions and other injuries to young football players appears with alarming frequency, as do reports of the long-term damage to NFL players.Young pro players are leaving the game for fear of permanent… Read More »

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 — Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women in the United Kingdom. Those who had gestational high blood pressure or preeclampsia in at… Read More »