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Your Environment| NBC News

A regular biweekly column beginning in 1998 covering health and the environment. More installments to be added as time permits.

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Gauging the Impact of a Nuclear Shoot-out

The specter of an all-out nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan is causing deep alarm around the world, and American military officials and war-gaming analysts agree the human toll in South Asia would be catastrophic. But the effects of radioactive fallout on the rest of the planet, while certainly of great long-term consequence, would be less severe than the fallout that followed the largest atmospheric tests of the 1950s and 1960s.

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How much mercury is in the fish you eat? - MSNBC.com - Bing

Recent analyses show that consuming fish tainted with mercury remains a concern for women and children. As such, health advocates say the government should do more to inform the public about risk.

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How much mercury is in the fish you eat? - MSNBC.com - Bing

Recent analyses show that consuming fish tainted with mercury remains a concern for women and children. As such, health advocates say the government should do more to inform the public about risk.

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Green graves give back to nature - MSNBC.com - Bing

For some, there’s nothing more ghastly than the idea of having their mortal remains embalmed, sealed in a metal and plastic casket and buried in a cement vault. They’d prefer to be buried “au naturel” amid the trees, earth or sea.

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What the nose knows - Health - Your Environment | NBC News

Lovers may want to think twice about giving a bottle of cologne or perfume for Valentines Day, say some health advocates. Certain fragrances and their chemical constituents might trigger an allergic — rather than aphrodisiac — response.

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Anger builds over EPA's 9/11 report - MSNBC.com - Bing

Two years after the World Trade Center attacks, New Yorkers say they’re outraged by reports that the White House influenced the Environmental Protection Agency to downplay hazards posed by the toxic dust that fell in an avalanche over the city.

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How much mercury is in the fish you eat? - MSNBC.com - Bing

Recent analyses show that consuming fish tainted with mercury remains a concern for women and children. As such, health advocates say the government should do more to inform the public about risk.

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New reasons for eating organic? - MSNBC.com - Bing

Parents who feed their children organically grown food can substantially lower the levels of pesticide residues to which their kids are exposed, according to a new study.

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Our bodies, our landfills? - Health - Your Environment | NBC News

Two recent studies cast dramatic light on the extent to which Americans are absorbing toxic chemicals into their bodies as a part of everyday life.

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Rising breast cancer rate fuels environmental concerns - Health ...

New breast cancer numbers have prompted activists to demand more research into the possible role of environmental factors.