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Flame retardant Dechlorane Plus accumulation in birds

A new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found that the flame retardant Dechlorane Plus (DP) is accumulating in birds. DP is a flame retardant added to hard plastics used in electrical equipment such as computer monitors and television. It was developed as an alternative to an older flame retardant […]

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Exposure to phosphate flame retardants weakly linked to household dust

Phosphate flame retardants (PFRs) are commonly used and often found in household dust. Studies have shown that human exposure to older flame retardants often occurs through inhalation or ingestion of household dust resulting in a correlation between the amount of flame retardants present in dust and the amount of flame retardants present in human biological […]

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Organic farming increases soil health and plant nutrients

A new study published in Organic Agriculture has found that peach and apple orchards grown under organic management have healthier soils, and plant tissues have more nutrients. Soil samples and leaf samples were collected from peach and apple orchards grown under conventional and organic agriculture for comparison. Results demonstrated higher levels of active fungi bacteria […]

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Pig livestock workers likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found that people who work with swine were more likely to be carriers of multi-drug resistant bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus. In the research, 1,342 Iowans were tested for S. aureus in their nose, throat and on their skin. They found that swine livestock workers were […]

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Organic farming enhances the diversity of beneficial predatory insects

A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found that tachinid parasitoids, a group of flies that prey on crop pests, are positively affected by organic farming. Scientists set out to investigate the effect that organic farming had on parasitoid populations at different landscape scales. They compared the abundance and number of species […]

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