Katherine D'Orvilliers

BENZENE IN SUNSCREEN: HOW MUCH OF A HEALTH RISK IS IT? 

New research finds that consumers have a higher potential of benzene exposure  in the environment than by using sunscreen  TAMPA FL, December 5, 2022 — In early 2021, testing of several consumer products — including sunscreen and deodorants — revealed trace amounts of benzene, a known human carcinogen. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug […]

THE DANGERS OF EATING RAW DOUGH 

New research shows that many consumers may not be aware that  uncooked flour causes foodborne illnesses  TAMPA FL, December 7, 2022 — In the last decade, raw or uncooked flour has been identified as an emerging source of food poisoning. One of the problems may be this: in a recent survey, as many as two […]

STUDY SHOWS THE MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIA’S COASTAL AIRPORTS

ARE VULNERABLE TO INCREASED FLOODING CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE Projected flooding from storm surges, erosion, and sea-level rise may disrupt vital operations of the state’s largest airports in the coming decades TAMPA FL, December 5, 2022 – Most of California’s population and its largest airports are located along the Pacific coastline, which is increasingly impacted […]

Lowering the Cancer Risk of Milk

New research on the risks of aflatoxin contamination in milk suggests that policymakers should revise regulations that hurt children and dairy farmers. TAMPA FL, December 7, 2022 — Food scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) have found that far fewer cases of liver cancer worldwide are caused by aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk and other […]

ANALYSIS OF WASTEWATER IN A NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE TOWN
REVEALS HIGH USAGE OF STIMULANTS AND
A RISE IN DRUG USE DURING THE PANDEMIC

A two-year analysis of drug concentrations in wastewater indicates thatcocaine, morphine, and amphetamine are the most highly used drugs TAMPA FL, December 6, 2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic helped legitimize Wastewater-based Epidemiology (WBE) as a less invasive, cost-efficient way to monitor public health. WBE allows scientists to detect concentrations of drugs or biomarkers in sewage, […]