The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.
Posted in Air Pollution, Australian Feed Postings, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Disasters and Accidents, Emergency Incidents, Environmental Health, Environmental Impact, Fires, Industrial Fires, Occupational Health and Safety, Unions
A Federal Court ruling in the United States in favour of a man suffering from cancer has turned the spotlight again to one of the most commonly used global chemicals.
Posted in Agricultural Chemicals, Australian Feed Postings, Cancer, Chemical Control, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Federal Government, Gardening, Health Policy, Horticulture, International Law, Medical Research, Medical Sciences, Research Organisations, Rural, Sustainable and Alternative Farming
Purdue Pharma agrees to a payout rather than face a jury after being accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and helping to create an addiction epidemic sweeping the US.
After more than a decade on the drawing board, a farmer and an engineer say they have created a generator that runs off green waste, recycles its emissions, and costs virtually nothing.
Posted in Agribusiness, Agricultural Chemicals, Alternative Energy, Australian Feed Postings, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Electricity Energy and Utilities, Emissions Trading, Energy, Environmental Technology, Environmentally Sustainable Business, Ethical Investment, Recycling and Waste Management, Regional, Regional Development, Trade, Trees, Wheat
The health outcomes of millions of patients is effected by what specialist doctors write into guidelines for the medical industry.
Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.
Posted in Anxiety, Australian Feed Postings, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Depression, Doctors and Medical Professionals, Drugs and Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Health, Healthcare Facilities, Medical Ethics, Mental Health, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology, Psychosis, Regional, Suicide
Can weedkiller damage male fertility and could solar panels cause cancer?
Posted in Agricultural Chemicals, Australian Feed Postings, Chemical Control, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry, Control Methods, Diet and Nutrition, Education, Health, Horticulture, Pests, Diseases and Control Methods, Pseudo-Science, Rural, Science, Science and Technology, Solar Energy
Verbally abused and threatened in stores, Chinese personal shoppers — known as daigou — are feeling the brunt of what they claim are "biased" media reports and negative public perception.
A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Posted in Agricultural Crops, Alternative Medicine, Australian Feed Postings, Cannabis, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Crop Harvesting, Drug Use, Health, Horticulture, Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Plant Cultivation and Propagation, Rural