Hopes for plastic free parliament Bude

Hopes for plastic free parliament
Bude & Stratton Post
Following recommendations made to all public sector bodies in the environmental audits committee’s report, ‘Plastic Bottles: Turning back the plastic tide’, the House Service is currently reviewing the sustainability and environmental management of single use disposable plastics in the House of …

Dairy farmers suffer ‘high rate of resp

Dairy farmers suffer ‘high rate of respiratory disease issues’
Although farming http://ow.ly/jZu730iozKC is an occupation with a healthy image, offering a job in the great outdoors, the reality is it has some occupational hazards. These include exposure to grain dust, pollen, animal dander, soil dust, welding fumes and diesel exhaust. All of these can lead to respiratory problems. Although …

NMPF slams study claiming milk is food s

NMPF slams study claiming milk is food safety risk
NMPF said the study’s authors need to clarify any significant dairy-related food safety risk is only associated with raw milk and not commercially available dairy foods sold in the US and other developed nations. The McGill University study by Sai Kranthi Vanga and Vijaya Raghavan looked at how plant … http://ow.ly/pPNY30in3sl

Steel Firm Fined $1.9 Million in Mainten

Steel Firm Fined $1.9 Million in Maintenance Worker’s Death
Occupational Health and Safety
England’s Health and Safety Executive reported that a Tata Steel, a major steel producer, was fined £1.4 million — equivalent to $1.9 million in U.S. dollars — with costs of £140,000 in connection with the death of a 26-year-old maintenance electrician named Thomas Standerline. When the case was …

Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2500 Chemi

Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2500 Chemical Sites Lie in the Water’s Path
New York Times
“Waterfronts are changing as a result of sea level rise,” said Jeanne Herb, an environmental policy expert at Rutgers University who has researched hazards posed by climate-related flooding to industries in New Jersey. “More often than not, these are facilities are on the water for a reason,” she said.

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 http://ow.ly/ivTI30i3SKQ
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’ http://ow.ly/Quyz30hZPOw

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 … http://ow.ly/TG2V30hYpXA

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 …