Do we have a moral obligation to lessen our impact on our environment?
If so, is that obligation rooted in the Divine (God made the Earth, and we must respect God's creation), some responsibility to future generations (we must leave our children a better world than we ourselves received), or is there room for self interest (example: toxic fumes from a chemical plant in my town are carcinogenic, and I don't want cancer, so we should treat our environment with greater respect).
Is there a way to combine the three? Am I missing a necessary facet of the discussion?
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The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
Facing mounting pressure from the public and government agencies, the e-cigarette maker announced major changes to its business model on Tuesday.
- Juul makes flavored e-cigarettes and currently dominates the vaping industry, with 70% of the market share.
- The FDA is planning to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in gas stations and convenient stores this week.
- Some have called teenage vaping an epidemic. Data from 2018 show that about 20% of high school students had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.
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