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Do These Pollutants Sap TB Vaccine’s Power?

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study. The significance of the research extends far beyond TB vaccine responses and exposures to these two chemicals, says Todd Jusko, an assistant professor in the University of Rochester departments of environmental […]

Fracking: Hospitalization Rates Higher Near Sites

Researchers inestigating a link between gas drilling well density and health care use found that hospitalizations for neurological illness, heart conditions, and other conditions were higher among people who live near hydraulic fracturing gas and oil drilling. Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, during the past ten years in the United States has experienced a massive increase. […]