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Facebook “seems to have been less than forthcoming” with Congress, intel chairman says

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election, and that the social media giant “seems to have been less than forthcoming” with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, said Tuesday that committee members agreed the panel […]

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Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact — ScienceDaily

Exposure to high levels of air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults in a recent study conducted in China. Air purifiers appeared to lessen the negative effects, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Researchers focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) — […]

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Innovative study finds a well-intentioned home heating policy contributed to higher pollution in Northern China, shaving years off hundreds of millions of lives. — ScienceDaily

There are currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of particulate air pollution that are at least twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) considers safe. Yet, the impact of sustained exposure to pollution on a person’s life expectancy has largely remained a vexingly unanswered question — until now. A […]

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