Environmental Public Health

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    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Is Caramel Coloring in Your Soda Dangerous?

    Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    April 9, 2013

    Cuban Vets Fighting U.S. Government To Prove They Were Poisoned By Agent Orange

    Carlos Ruiz-Rojas, a cancer survivor and a veteran of a special U.S. Army unit known as Unidades Cubanas, says the U.S. government in 1963 exploited the youthful enthusiasm of Cuban exile soldiers to overthrow Fidel Castro and carried out illegal and inhumane experiments with Agent Orange. In this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Strawberries Pesticide-Laden, Pineapples Better: An App to Find the Best

    ​It can be difficult to justify spending the extra cash for organic food, but with the help of the Environmental Working Group's 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, you can eat healthfully without having to dump your entire wallet on certified organic produce. Consumers of produce can r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Miami Ranked One of America's Most Stressful Cities

    ​Oh sure we've got decent weather and calming seas, but it's not exactly a surprise that for us living year round in Miami life can be stressful. Let's not even get started on our ridiculous traffic, horrible parking, and tanked economy. So it shouldn't be shocki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Popular Liberty City Park Contaminated

    By Theo Karantsalis ​If your child has visited a popular Liberty City park, the county suggests a lead poisoning test may be in order. Lead levels that are more than 200 percent higher than normal have been found at the 6.5-acre Olinda Park at 5100 Northwest 21st Ave., according to the Env ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    BPA Exposure May Be More Dangerous Than Previously Thought (Video)

    via Flickr Stevendepolo​The synthetic sex hormone/industrial chemical, bisphenol A, or BPA, may be more harmful than scientists previously thought.In previous tests, researchers administered BPA to rats in single doses, but that did not mirror the way human beings are exposed to the chemical. In l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Radiation From Japan Has Arrived: Our Food and Water Are Exposed

    via Flickr BlatantNews.comRadiation in your food and water? Fuggedahboutit!​Due to devastation caused by the Tsunami that recently hit Japan, the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is leaking radiation. It might not sound like a big deal to us, except for the fact that said radiation is traveling all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Industrial Chemical BPA Used in Food Packaging and Kids' Toys Might Cause Cancer, Diabetes, Brain Damage

    via Flickr CavinBPA, or bisphenol-A, an industrial chemical used to make plastics, has been found to adversely affect the receptors that regulate metabolism, obesity, and brain signals. Had I not read a recent article about BPA on the Bangor Daily News's website, I would have no idea what BPA is, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Vasko Jontschev, Ex-Employee at Planetarium, Says His Asbestos Complaints Were Ignored

    Asbestos crumbles off the walls in an electrical corridor in Miami's Space Transit Planetarium​Miami's Museum of Science was shut down today after the museum reported discovering asbestos in the popular Space Transit Planetarium.But museum staff had been told about the possibility of asbestos week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Some Grocery Totes Contain Lead

    Photo by Ily GoyanesSick of lax government regulations.​They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That may be, but what about the road to learning disabilities in children and fertility problems in adults? Who knew that being environmentally conscious could make you sick?If you are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Eight Months Later, the EPIC Hotel's Water is Fine

    Last November, a patient being treated for Legionnaire's Disease was found to have stayed at the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami. Two weeks later, a second patient, treated after contracting Legionnaire's Disease, was traced back to the EPIC as well. And then, there was a third. The Miami-Dade County H ... More >>

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Here' s Looking At You

    Airport officials want to clarify those warning signs about lead in the drinking water at MIA: Never mind! Just ignore 'em!

  • News

    February 23, 1994

    On-the-Job Training

    Dade's environmental watchdogs have been fighting big problems -- rodents, lead in the water, raw sewage leaks -- and that's not even counting what they've discovered outside their building