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2011-10-06 09:11:27

Indoor spraying with the insecticide bendiocarb has dramatically decreased malaria transmission in many parts of Benin, new evidence that insecticides remain a potent weapon for fighting malaria in Africa despite the rapid rise of resistance to an entire class of mosquito-killing compounds.

2011-09-07 12:08:46

Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated bed net are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease.

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2011-07-25 07:55:00

Toxic chemicals that have been trapped in Arctic ice and snow are now being released due to global warming.

2011-07-07 19:10:52

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are no longer being used.

2011-06-27 23:27:08

A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers offers a wealth of information about the rhythmic nature of gene expression in Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito species that transmits the malaria parasite from person to person.

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2011-05-31 15:15:00

Experts reported on Tuesday that cellphones are possibly cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.

2011-05-17 12:57:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Game Commission today hosted a Peregrine falcon banding event to help students learn about efforts to restore the species. "Public interest in the resurgence of Peregrine falcons continues to grow," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said.

2011-04-25 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, World Malaria Day is observed to call attention to the disease and to mobilize action to combat it. On this occasion, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S.

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2011-04-18 14:16:15

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic.

2011-03-22 16:05:48

Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which involves requiring more time to accomplish fertilization.


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