Worth Reading: Warning Bells, Burn Pits, and Sewer Mysteries

By | 2011-08-19T13:15:15+00:00 August 19th, 2011|0 Comments

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked (or, in the case of the first item, found horribly disturbing but important):

Maryn McKenna at Superbug: Ringing the Warning Bell: Colistin-Resistant Klebsiella

J. Malcolm Garcia in Guernica: Smoke Screen (“In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage–computers, motorbikes, TVs, shoes, even human feces–in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick?” Bonus: Celeste is quoted in the article.)

The New York Times’ Room for Debate: Could Farms Survive Without Illegal Labor?

Helen Branswell at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: A Mystery in the Sewers (part of the Sewage Science: Stalking a Threat to Polio Eradication in the World’s Sewers project)

Scicurious at Neurotic Physiology: And then the smokers came for your sperm …

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Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.

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