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  • Marilyn Roberts talks about germs that may be found on loofah and other bathroom scrubbers. In the News
    Yahoo Beauty | September 22, 2016
  • NIH Awards Nearly $5 Million to Research Environmental Influences on Child Health News Release
    September 21, 2016
  • Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis. Dean Howard Frumkin is quoted. In the News
    Fox News | September 19, 2016