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2012-03-21 14:09:02

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.

2011-11-14 22:43:30

A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer.

2011-08-01 12:04:32

Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

2011-07-06 16:14:02

If Canada's smoking rates were cut by half to an average national rate of 11% within five years, it would result in 35,900 fewer cases of lung cancer by 2030 and save $656 million in treatment costs.

2011-05-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All across America, there are homes that can actually harm those who live in them. From lead-based paint that can poison children, to cancer-causing radon, to cockroach and bedbug infestations. Next month, the U.S.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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