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LONDON — The IT industry is joining the push towards energy efficiency by developing new power management technology to curb the sector’s harmful contribution to climate change, operators said. The global computing industry has recently been criticized for the high emissions of carbon dioxide from its data centers and energy consumption.
Researchers have found that levels of some of the most troublesome contaminants for human health are lower than in previous years but persist in most Americans’ blood, even decades after being banned. The new data provide the most recent and comprehensive picture to date of exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the U.S. Blood samples were collected in 2003−2004 from approximately 1800 Americans aged 12 years and older as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is administered by the National Center for Health Statistics …