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Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health
It is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
From the University of Colorado Denver media release:
The study is entitled "Human Health Risk Assessment of Air Emissions from Development of Unconventional Natural Gas Resources." It was accepted for publication in March by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
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Work-related stress linked to increased blood fat levels, cardiovascular health risksworkers with job stress were more likely to suffer from abnormally high levels of LDL cholesterol, excessively low levels of HDL cholesterol and positive atherogenic indices
Positive social support at work shown to reduce risk of diabetesWhile development of diabetes is commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact
Study suggests measuring prefrontal cortex activity can help assess leadership potentialLeadership brains: High complex brains, where activity patterns are more varied, suggests more of the brains resources are available at any one time to handle other situations or tasks
Sleep problems may increase risk for prostate cancerRisk for prostate cancer increased proportionately with reported severity of problems falling and staying asleep, from 1.6-fold to 2.1-fold
On-site asbestos detector offers promise of better workplace safetyFirst portable, real-time detector uses laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers
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