Items Tagged ‘environmental health hazards’

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

July 28, 2017

Pedaling to work is good for your health, but be aware of traffic-related pollutants

By David Olmos David Olmos

Bike commuting has become more prevalent in Southern California and many cities across the country, and the health benefits of pedaling to work, such as an effective calorie-burning cardiovascular workout, are obvious. But what about the potential negative impact to your health of sharing the road with cars, trucks, and buses spewing pollutants a few […]

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Tags: air pollution, cardiovascular health, environmental health hazards, exercise, heart disease, mental health, physical fitness, smog


Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

May 2, 2016

Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Rice cereal has had a rough week. Most pediatricians recommend it for an infant’s introduction to solid food, with many children in the U.S. consuming a steady diet of rice cereal and other rice products. But a new, and widely publicized, study found that babies fed rice-based foods had higher arsenic levels in their urine […]

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Tags: aresenic in food, aresenic in rice, arsenic poisoning, baby food, childrens health, diabetes, Dr. Shahram Yazdani, environmental health hazards, hypoallergenic, infant food, pediatric medicine, pregnancy