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India’s polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives last year, study says

India's polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives last year, study says

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India's toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 per cent of total deaths recorded that year, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday. More than half of the people who died because of air pollution were younger than 70, said the study conducted by academics and scientists from various institutions in India and around the world.…
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New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers

New report calls for 'urgent action' over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers

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A new report shows mercury poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system is having serious, detrimental effects on the health of youth and mothers in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation). The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek Community Health Assessment Report — which focuses on children and youth — was released today at a media conference at…
Talcum powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns

Talcum powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns

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Consumers should avoid inhaling talcum powder or using the products on the female genital area, as exposure may cause potentially serious respiratory problems and possibly ovarian cancer. Baby powder should also be kept away from a child's face to avoid inhalation, Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada said Wednesday in releasing a draft…
Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there’s a way to eat sustainably

Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there's a way to eat sustainably

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Your supper last night may have generated as many greenhouse gas emissions as driving to the next town in your car. At best, it was probably the equivalent of a couple of kilometres. The good news is that it's quite easy to eat more sustainably. Science shows there are lots of ways to reduce your dietary carbon…
Cutting global air pollution could save a million lives a year by 2050, WHO says

Cutting global air pollution could save a million lives a year by 2050, WHO says

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The World Health Organization says curbing climate change will have huge benefits for people's health worldwide. The United Nations agency said Wednesday that meeting the 2015 Paris accord's goals would significantly cut global air pollution, saving a million lives each year by 2050. In a report released at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, WHO said…