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Free and nutritious school lunches help create richer and healthier adults

Universal school lunch programs make students healthier, and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a unique study from Lund University in Sweden published in The Review of Economic Studies: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdab028  Health disparities arise early in life and play a major role in economic outcomes among adults. Yet there are few studies on the […]

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Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles that can reach far into living organisms’ bodies

Dec. 19, 2018 – There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happened when takeaway coffee cup lids, for example, were subjected to mechanical breakdown, in an effort to mimic the degradation that happens […]