Vaping may raise cancer and heart diseas

Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests
The Guardian
Researchers found evidence that nicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes could be converted into chemicals that damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder, and dampen down the body’s genetic repair mechanisms. Moon-shong Tang, professor of environmental medicine at New York University, said the …
Vaping Damages DNA and Increases Lung Cancer Risk In Mice – Technology Networks

The EPA made a surprise move that could

The EPA made a surprise move that could protect the world’s largest salmon fishery
Until we know the full extent of that risk, those natural resources and world-class fisheries deserve the utmost protection.” The EPA will continue to take public comment on the mine, and its announcement means the plan to withdraw the environmental protections is on hold while the EPA “receives more …

Jamie Oliver restaurants switched Wether

Jamie Oliver restaurants switched Wetherspoon’s steak supplier after ‘being made aware of issues’

Tesco opposes College Green civic plaza

Tesco opposes College Green civic plaza plans
Irish Times
Dublin City Council’s current plans for a new civic plaza at College Green pose health and safety risks to retail delivery staff, Tesco Ireland has said in a submission to An Bord Pleanála. The UK-based grocery retailer notes that the current proposals for the plaza mean that the nearest loading bay to its …

World Economic Forum Points to Four Top

World Economic Forum Points to Four Top Global Risks
The Maritime Executive
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2018 has been released, covering more risks than ever, but focusing in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. Each year the Global Risks Report works with …

Five demands for climate change justice

Five demands for climate change justice
Open Democracy
“Today when we look at environmental impact then we see that it’s all individual insurance that can cover what happens and then we have some systems, like the EU funds, that they put when there is a natural catastrophe but first of all you don’t have anything for the slow destruction of the environment …

Urgent alert as diarrhoea and vomiting b

Urgent alert as diarrhoea and vomiting bug is found in tap water – putting kids at risk
The Sun
Headteacher Dean Hudd, at Mary Elton Primary School, said: “This decision has been based on health and safety reasons. We envisage that the school will be safe and reopen on Monday, January 15.” Bristol Water warned tap water should not be used for drinking, cooking (unless boiled), bathing, …

From opponents to collaborators: Pittsbu

From opponents to collaborators: Pittsburgh food safety panel hopes to improve communication …
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
There’s a bigger challenge to the health department — a group that’s had about 22 field staff to inspect restaurants since 2015 — than keeping up with the growth of food businesses. It’s dealing with the rise of new issues related to health and food safety: more food trucks, new cooking and preservation …

Disaster after disaster: Climate change

Disaster after disaster: Climate change headache
The Herald
So far, gullies – dangerously deep and steep gorges caused by violent runoff water over many years – have laid to waste more than 9 500 hectares of land countrywide, according to the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). Another two million hectares are at risk, latest studies from the University …

Revealed: The world’s safest (and least

Revealed: The world’s safest (and least safe) airlines for 2018
“Unlike a number of low cost carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and have excellent safety records,” Thomas explained. isn’t the only organisation to rate carriers according to safety. Germany’s Jet …