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Can fluoride affect children’s development?

You probably already know that fluoride prevents tooth decay. Yet a number of alarming messages are circulating about the negative impact of the substance on children’s health. What’s really true, and what should we make of the fluoride issue?

Mobilspårning

Social sustainability

Digital surveillance in the fight against corona

Several European countries have started using mobile phone surveillance as a weapon to fight the coronavirus. This method is now also being discussed in Sweden. Researchers warn against relaxing the rules and approaches in times of crisis that have been instituted to protect democratic rights.

Fiskebåt Thailand

Social sustainability

Slave-like conditions in Thai fishing industry under investigation

Sustainable fishing is not just about viable fish stocks in healthy seas. One major – and often overlooked – issue is the social sustainability of the fishing industry.

Abborre

Water

The best fish for your body and the environment

From a climate perspective, fish are usually a more sustainable alternative to meat. But not all fish are equal in this respect. Researchers at RISE, the Research Institutes of Sweden, have created a list showing which species are the best when weighing climate perspectives against nutritional perspectives.

Climate

“The war in Syria more than a climate conflict”

The severe drought between 2007 and 2009 has been highlighted as a reason for the war breaking out in Syria. Lina Eklund, researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, believes that the situation is more nuanced. Using satellite images, she wants to shift the focus from the drought to how we can avoid this happening again.

Climate

They lose out as fossil fuels are phased out

To achieve the climate goals, we’ve got to slow down the extraction of fossil fuels. This will have major consequences for some regions. A new research project is giving voice to those who will be affected when oil, coal and natural gas are phased out.

Birgitta Evengård

Climate

“Healthy ecosystems for healthy people”

Like a fish out of water. That’s one way to describe Birgitta Evengård. A medical doctor, she emphasises that humans are part of nature and that healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy people. But even though climate science has been around for many years, she is still one of the relatively few who talk about it in medical terms.