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Thursday, April 24, 2014

4/24/14 Health News: Florida Citrus Greening Decimates Crops ♦ Ban on junk food in schools ♦ 60% of China Underground Water.is poluted ♦ Touchscreens Are Contaminated With Pathogens

Florida Citrus Greening Decimates Crops
Florida’s citrus growers are fighting to keep their trees alive. Since 2005, when the deadly citrus greening disease was first discovered in Dade County, it has become the single largest threat to Florida’s entire $9 billion industry. Continue Reading
The Centre for Science and Environment Director-General, Sunita Narain, has demanded that all junk food be banned from unaided and private schools across the country. Food high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) should not be available in educational institutions and within 500 yards of them.Continue Reading
60% of China Underground Water.is poluted
Water quality measured in 203 cities across the country last year rated "very poor" or "relatively poor" in an annual survey released by the Ministry of Land and Resources, the official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday. Continue Reading
Virtually All Touchscreens Are Contaminated With Pathogens

Virtually all smartphones and tablet computers used by healthcare workers are contaminated with at least 1 organism, research from a German hospital shows. "We might be transferring these pathogens to patients, increasing their risk for infection," said investigator Romy Wendler Continue Readings

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