While misinformation can cancel our accurate statements about climate change, researchers report that delivering a 'vaccine, or preemptive exposure, to fragments of misinformation may cancel out the negative false news and help preserve the facts.
Prenatal exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, and increased levels of the mineral manganese, were linked to an increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum diagnosis in children.
Extreme heat and extremely cold temperatures are associated with a marked rise in aggressive online behaviors, including hate speech, a new AI-based study discovered.
Early-life exposure to high levels of air pollution was associated with poor inhibitory control during later childhood and poorer academic performance during adolescence.
An increase in depressive symptoms in adolescence has been linked to ozone exposure as a result of air pollution, even in areas that meet air quality standards.
A cyanobacterium caused by blue-green algae blooms has been identified in the waters of Lake Erie. The cyanobacterium is capable of producing a neurotoxin that can attack the central nervous system in humans.
Assessing a child's exposure to air pollution on a monthly basis from conception to the age of 8.5, researchers found the greater the exposure to air pollution before the age of 5, the greater the alteration in brain structure by preadolescence.
Early life exposure to greenspace may result in beneficial structural changes in the developing brain, researchers report. The study found children who grew up in areas surrounded by greenspace had better working memory and were more attentive than those who lived in more urban environments.