The FDA just officially banned artificial trans fats

June 16, 2015 by  
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It’s official: artificial trans fats are now banned by the FDA. Partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods  have long been linked to heart disease, and the new law aims to help eliminate them from the American diet. Getting rid of artificial trans fats will, according to the FDA, help “prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.” Read the rest of The FDA just officially banned artificial trans fats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial trans fats , banning artificial trans fats , banning trans fats , fda , Food and Drug Administration , partially hydrogenated oils , trans fat labels , trans fats

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Air pollution causes more human deaths than other environmental causes

January 9, 2015 by  
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A new study from EurActiv France has found that over 400,000 deaths annually around the globe can be linked to air pollution. That’s more than any other singular environmental health concern. Cardiovascular disease and heart attacks kill more people than any other singular cause, and many of those deaths can be blamed directly on pollutants in the air we breathe. Read the rest of Air pollution causes more human deaths than other environmental causes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , carbon emissions , cardiovascular disease , cars , Europe , Ey , fossil fuels , greenhouse gasses , heart attacks , heart disease , pollutants , smog , traffic

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Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Sick?

August 21, 2014 by  
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“What is the influence of street network design on public health?” This question prompted a recent study that has just been published in the Journal of Transport & Health. While much has been said about the impact of various aspects of the built environment on obesity levels, heart disease, cancer rates and so forth, this study particularly focused on street layouts: comparing the health of residents of car-friendly cul-de-sacs with residents of walkable, densely networked inner cities . So, which of these makes you more sick? Read the rest of Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Sick? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cars , commuting , Daniel Piatkowski , diabetes , do cul-de-sacs make you fat , heart disease , Norman Garrick , obesity , public health , Savannah State University , suburban sprawl , University of Colorado Denver , University of Connecticut , Urban design , walkable cities , Wesley Marshall

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How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

August 21, 2014 by  
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Many children spend hours playing in treehouses, but only a select few of them turn that pursuit into a career path. As a nod to days of youthful splendor, a then-23-year-old Dustin Feider created the ideal, eco-friendly version of a tree sanctuary for his final thesis project at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Inspired by  Buckminster Fuller’s infamous geodesic dome, Feider discovered that by following Bucky’s lead, he could use less material and construct a more stable structure than that of the “traditional” treehouse—most importantly, without harming the supporting tree at all. Whether by intention or kismet, Feider now runs a company called O2 Treehouse , which specializes in custom “arbor-textural creations”, and has designed dozens of structures around the globe. Read the rest of How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dustin Feider , eco design , eco treehouses , Eco-friendly geodesic treehouse , Geodesic Treehouse , green design , green treehouse , Sustainability Treehouse , tree house , treehouse

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Southern California Has the Worst Pollution in the US According to the American Lung Association

May 1, 2014 by  
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Every year the American Lung Association rates cities based on air quality, and this year Los Angeles tops the list. Despite having improved air quality over the past few decades, the city violates national air standards an average of 122 days a year, putting nearly 30 million people at risk for diseases like cancer , heart disease and asthma. Read the rest of Southern California Has the Worst Pollution in the US According to the American Lung Association Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air particulates , air pollution , Air quality , air quality and heart disease , air quality and lung cancer , air quality by city , air quality by state , air quality rated , air quality ratings , American Lung Association , American Lung Association air quality ratings , best air quality , best air quality in the US , C02 levels , heart disease , Los Angeles air quality , Los Angeles pollution , lung cancer , pollution by city , pollution by state , pollution levels , pollution rating , smog , Southern California air quality , worst air quality , worst air quality in the US

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New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Is Bad for Your Health

March 16, 2012 by  
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Livestock production is one of the leading contributors to climate change — some studies have shown that it produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars — but have you considered the affect that red meat is having on your body? It has long been known that a diet too rich in red meat can lead to health problems, but now a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that eating any amount of red meat can increase the chance of premature death. Sounds like it might be time to extend Meatless Mondays to the other six days of the week. Read the rest of New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Is Bad for Your Health Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beef , cancer , diabetes , diet , food , Havard , Health , heart disease , livestock , meatless mondays , pork , Red meat , vegan , vegetarianism

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CES 2011: How Green Is the Gadget Industry? New Report Talks Progress

January 8, 2011 by  
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Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch The Consumer Electronics Association has released a new report detailing how far electronics have come in becoming environmentally friendly, from design to energy efficiency to recycling. It tracks industry-wide efforts toward sustainability and progress since 2008, and touches on transparency of the industry as well.

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Study Links Meditation to Telomerase, An Anti-Age Enzyme

January 8, 2011 by  
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Me, meditating on a dicey cliff and possibly increasing enzymatic activity? (Unknowingly, mom caught it on cam during our North Rim, Grand Canyon camp trip.) Photo via: Jess Root It’s always awesome when meditation is given a nod by science and shed of its commonly regarded view as a new-agey, inaccessible practice. In 2009 and 2010, we shared meditation’s practical application to common health ailments as studied by researchers: heart disease and

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