Air Pollution Lowers Intelligence

Here’s a study linking air pollution to intelligence. While we can’t do much to affect air quality on a macro level, we can do a lot to improve our personal environments.

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Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals

Impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent

to having lost a year of education’

 

Damian Carrington and Lily Kuo in Beijing

The Guardian

28 Aug 2018

 

Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper than the well-known impacts on physical health.… Keep reading

PLASTIC NUMBERS 3, 6, 7

With all the widespread fear going around, and with the media’s orientation, “If it bleeds it leads,” I’m cautious about including warnings and such when I’m seeking relevant information about “Sustainable Living.”  However, this research finding offers guidance for helping our health – and particularly the health of children … whose organs are not yet fully developed.

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Pediatricians Warn Against Using Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

 

Lorraine Chow

Aug. 06, 2018

EcoWatch

 

The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol.… Keep reading

London 100% Renewable

Here’s a brief article about what one of the world’s major cities, London, is doing to move from fossil fuel power to clean, renewable power.

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The City of London Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy Starting in October

 

By Good News Network

Jun 21, 2018

 

The City of London has announced that they will be sourcing 100% of their energy needs from renewable sources by October 2018.

According to a statement released by the “Square Mile’s” ruling body, the city plans on implementing the shift by installing solar panels on all government-owned buildings; investing in off-site renewable energy projects; and buying clean energy from the grid.… Keep reading

Air Pollution & Diabetes

On an individual basis, there’s not much we can do about outdoor air quality, other than drive an electric car and plant more trees and shrubs around our home. But we do spend roughly half of our life within our home.  And we can do something about air quality inside our homes.  First, some research exposing the link between air quality and diabetes.  Then, after the research report, some specific suggestions.

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Air pollution plays

significant role in

diabetes: study

AFP

June 30, 2018

 

Paris (AFP) – Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.… Keep reading

Brain-Damaging Pesticide

Many home-owners use one or more pesticides to achieve the desired outcome for their lawns or their gardens. While pesticides and herbicides can save a lot of human energy required for getting rid of undesirable critters and undesirable plants, it turns out that some of these pesticides have seriously harmful consequences.

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Hawaii becomes the first state

to ban the use of pesticide

linked to brain damage

 

Scott Pruitt’s EPA has gone to elaborate lengths

to protect the manufacturers of chlorpyrifos,

which is harmful to children and farm workers.

Keep reading