It’s midsummer in Minnesota, and despite the weather roller-coaster we’ve been riding, seasonal fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking. Those of us with gardens are seeing tomatoes plump up and cucumbers and zucchini ripen overnight. Grocery store shoppers are enjoying fresher, more local produce, too. Before you sink your teeth into your favorite […]
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Plastic Microparticles Plague the Great Lakes — Is Your Body Scrub to Blame? There have been many media reports recently on the presence of tiny plastic particles in the world’s oceans. Now, researchers are finding the microparticles in the waters of the Great Lakes, too. They place blame on the prevalence of tiny plastic balls […]
It’s finally here—the warm sunshine of spring and summer! Minnesotans are trading their winter hats for baseball caps and mittens for gardening gloves. Before skipping outside to enjoy some sunshine, though, be sure to slather on some sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. What Are UV Rays? The sun constantly emits […]
In a word, yes. Air pollution can trigger symptoms in a variety of respiratory illnesses, not least of all asthma. As we move into the warmer summer months in the Twin Cities, some Minnesotans may experience the effects of poor air quality, especially if they reside in the metro area. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
If you’re like me, you’ve heard conflicting things about ozone. Some scientists are concerned that the hole in the atmospheric layer of ozone will harm us, while others warn against the hazards of having too much ozone in the air closer to the Earth’s surface. Both groups of scientists are right: While high-altitude ozone provides […]