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According to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in Environment International.



Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that BPA had leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice in the lab, causing an increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs. Now, the same team is back to report that the array of alternative bisphenols now used to replace BPA in BPA-free bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to come with similar problems for their mice.



Philadelphia based researchers sought to determine if the improving vacant lots had any impact on residents’ psychological health and also found unexpected benefits.


Does your child use a cellphone? More than of 40 percent of American children under the age of 8 have their own tablets or cell phones. A recently published study that links cellphone radiation to memory performance problems in children and teens and confirms results initially published in 2015.





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