adverse effects advertisement Agent orange agriculture Agriculture and Forestry Antidepressants aquatic invertebrates cacao california cameroon cancer central valley chemistry chlorine gas citizen Conditions and Diseases consequence contaminants corn crop loss death dialogue Dioxin diy education environment EPA exposure fertilizer fritz haber fumonisin Genetically modified maize Genetically modified organism groundwater groundwater quality Health herbicide herbicide resistance how-to industry integrated pest management justice landfill land use liver meat monitoring MSDS National Institutes of Health national public radio Neurological Disorders new leaf nitrogen fertilizer nutrition Organophosphate Parkinsons Disease pest Pest control Pesticide pest management Pests and Diseases pollution psychoactive drugs public relations regulation Roundup safe handling sewage society staple crops veteran volunteer war water quality world war ii
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
- Not an “accident”: William Jeffrey Belk, 29, suffers fatal work-related injuries at Boise Cascade plywood plant in North Carolina October 1, 2014This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the U.S. This one occurred on September 26 at a plywood plant in Moncure, North Carolina.
- Compliments to the chef: Partnerships between school food staff, professional chefs lead to healthier eating September 30, 2014Building excitement around school meals with the help of guest chefs and fresh recipes could be a significant boon for school lunch programs as well as student eating habits, a new study found.
- Protecting young people working in US agriculture – How are we doing? September 29, 2014In announcing National Farm Safety Week, President Obama emphasized his Administration's commitment to reducing hazards of agricultural work – including for young people. So how are we doing at protecting children and teens working on farms and ranches? Note: There is no federally required safety training for youth working in agriculture. Estimated inju […]
- Study: People who work long hours in low-wage jobs experience higher risk of diabetes September 26, 2014A recent study has uncovered another possible risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes: working long hours in low-paying jobs.
- Treatment, Not Prison: Reforming Sentences for Low-Level Crimes Will Boost Health and Safety for All Californians September 25, 2014By Kim Gilhuly Reforming California’s sentences for low-level crimes would alleviate prison and jail overcrowding, make communities safer, strengthen families, and shift resources from imprisoning people to treating them for the addictions and mental health problems at the root of many crimes, according to a study by Human Impact Partners. Rehabilitating Cor […]
- Football and brain trauma: a workplace health issue September 24, 2014Is NFL football a sport or gladiatorial combat to entertain the masses?
- Talking about the end of life September 24, 2014Ezekiel Emanuel hopes to die at age 75, and is willing to forego certain medical care in order to do so. The Institute of Medicine recommends that we do more to ensure that our healthcare system honors such individual preferences about end-of-life healthcare.
- Occupational Health News Roundup September 23, 2014Pregnant workers at center of major Supreme Court case; new legislation could help miners with black lung get needed care; thousands of Amazon.com workers in Germany go on strike; and labor advocates oppose changes to the National Labor Relations Board.
- Shift work: Marketing medication for symptoms instead of addressing the hazard September 22, 2014That people who work nights have their sleep cycles thrown out of balance has serious consequences but urging a potentially habit-forming, psychoactive drug on an economically stressed, overworked workforce, would seem to be a symptom, at the minimum, of a pharmaceutical industry gone awry. Shouldn’t we instead be figuring out how to reduce the occupational […]
- New study: Ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates linked to childhood asthma risk September 19, 2014About one in every 10 U.S. children is living with asthma — that’s closing in on 7 million kids. And while we have a good handle on what triggers asthma attacks and exacerbates respiratory symptoms, exactly what causes asthma in the first place is still somewhat of a mystery. However, new research points to some possible new culprits that are difficult, if n […]
- White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Gaping hole in livestock production policies | WIRED wired.com/2014/09/wh-amr… 6 days ago
- @pdeppisch Neat article about govt. role in designing markets but no education component. Confused. 6 days ago
- In Colombia, coffee scientists urge: Viva la resistencia! news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/0… 6 days ago
- @shockthomas The soil conservation service only had mens' rooms till the '50's, but now they admit that everybody poops. What a relief. 1 week ago
- @Paleophile @pdeppisch @thinkalot @bennydiego @neiltyson, Teacher: "what's holding you back?" Student: "School." Future legislator? 1 week ago