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September 21, 2021 | AP News
Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers
Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost.
September 21, 2021 | The Guardian
Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds
EPA data reveals that one of America's biggest PFAS manufacturing plants is second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas.
September 19, 2021 | VOX
AQI: How to use air pollution and wildfire apps in your zip code
Microscopic particles in the air, whether from wildfire smoke or other sources of air pollution such as industrial and automobile exhaust, are dangerous: Their size allows them to penetrate deep into the body, even entering the lungs and bloodstream.
September 15, 2021 | The Guardian
‘Forever chemicals’: The hidden threat from the toxic PFAS on your shelf
PFAS are used in paints, food packaging and even cosmetics. We know they are in our water, air, soil and bodies – but less about how they will affect us.
September 14, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away
PITTSBURGH—Thousands of Pennsylvanians have been exposed to dangerous chemicals in their drinking water without knowing it, including people in the Pittsburgh region, but state-level regulations on the toxics remain at least two years away, according to state officials.
September 9, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Global study: Wildfire smoke kills people in cities far from fires
Wildfire smoke causes more than 33,000 deaths a year across 43 countries, according to a new global study.
September 6, 2021 | The Guardian
Science project reveals high lead levels in schools’ water
Pupils at 14 schools taking part in the Great British Water Project have made a startling discovery - their drinking water contains lead that is up to five times higher than the recommended maximum.
September 6, 2021 | BBC
Delhi air pollution: Study links poor air quality with obesity and asthma among children
The study advises urgent action to control air pollution in cities like Delhi.
September 2, 2021 | CNBC
Air pollution impact: 1 in 3 school kids in Delhi are asthmatic, over 50% have allergies, says study
As millions of children returned to school this week, a study has found that one in three kids in Delhi suffers from asthma or airflow obstruction compared to 22.6 percent children in Karnataka's Mysuru and Kerala's Kottayam.
September 2, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Exposure to air pollution below legal limits still linked to premature deaths
Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to higher levels of illness and mortality even when air pollution levels are well below legal limits, according to a new study.
September 2, 2021 | The Guardian
Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds
Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause.
September 2, 2021 | Chemical and Engineering News
Satellite data reveal that diesel trucking drives US air pollution inequality
Analysis of data from 52 major cities shows lower diesel traffic reduces NO2 exposure inequality along racial, ethnic, and economic lines,
September 1, 2021 | The Hill
Shocking report says air pollution is cutting years off the lives of billions of people
“Air pollution is the greatest external threat to human health on the planet.”
September 1, 2021 | khabarhub.com
Air pollution may reduce life expectancy of Indians by nine years: Study
According to a recent study, 480 million people in northern India face the "most extreme levels of air pollution in the world" and, over time, these high levels have expanded to cover other regions too.
September 1, 2021 | CNBC
Scientists say plants can show ozone pollution in the air
In addition to all this wildfire smoke, there is also an invisible pollutant called ozone that is making the air quality even worse on the Front Range. You may not be able to see the ozone pollution in the air, but you can see it on plants.
September 1, 2021 | Nursing Times
Air pollution 'major risk' for exacerbation of mental health disorders
Exposure to air pollution has been linked with increased mental health service use among people recently diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders, according to the findings of a new study.
August 31, 2021 | UPI
Report: Dangerous levels of 'forever chemicals' found at Great Lakes area military sites
Six military bases in the U.S. Great Lakes region have "dangerously" high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS, a report issued Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group warned.
August 31, 2021 | The Guardian
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, study finds
Toxic PFAS compounds are contaminating the air inside homes, classrooms and stores at alarming levels, a new study has found.
August 31, 2021 | The Guardian
Leaded petrol era ‘officially over’ as Algeria ends pump sales
The era of leaded petrol is officially over, the UN has announced, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health.
August 30, 2021 | E & E News
EPA: Bee-killing pesticide harms most endangered species
Most endangered species are likely to be harmed by three pesticides already known to impair bees, the EPA says.
August 26, 2021 | The New York Times
Wildfire smoke is hurting your skin
A first-of-its-kind study links wildfires to skin damage. Here’s what you need to know.
August 25, 2021 | The Conversation
What mining, oil and gas industries can learn from Sudbury, the city that went from major polluter to thriving environment
Sudbury was once known as one of the world’s most polluted cities. But it transformed itself with the help of the mining industry.
August 25, 2021 | AP News
Japan seeks support for Fukushima nuclear water release
Japan's government adopted an interim plan Tuesday that it hopes will win support from fishermen and other concerned groups for a planned release into the sea of treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.
August 23, 2021 | The New York Times
How superweeds like Palmer amaranth are changing agriculture
Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again. If there's a plant perfectly suited to outcompete the farmers, researchers and chemical companies that collectively define industrial American agriculture, it's Palmer amaranth.
August 20, 2021 | The Intercept
Suppressed EPA report: Formaldehyde causes Leukemia
Although the formaldehyde assessment has grave implications for public health, Trump administration officials refused to allow the EPA to release it.
August 18, 2021 | AP News
EPA bans pesticide linked to health problems in children
The Biden administration said Wednesday it was banning use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide long targeted by environmentalists, on food crops because it poses risks to children and farm workers.
August 18, 2021 | CPR
What an atmospheric scientist wants you to know about that wildfire smoke you’re breathing
For one, it might be more dangerous when you're further away from the fire.
August 17, 2021 | The Media Line
New study reveals how metal pollution ends up in our bones
Whether in the air around us – or in our laptops and mobile devices – the industrial production and use of toxic metals ends up inside our bones, a new study shows.
August 16, 2021 | Environmental Health News
South Korea says solventless coatings probably behind shipbuilding skin disease outbreak
Solventless coatings, paints and varnishes were the probable cause of an outbreak of skin disease among shipyard workers which emerged last year, South Korea's labour ministry has said. The problems began when they substituted BPS for BPA in the coatings.
August 16, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Air pollution from household products is cutting people’s lives short
A specific component of air particle pollution found in some common household products could be responsible for up to 900,000 premature deaths every year—10 times greater than previous estimates, according to new research published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
August 13, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Manufacturers make PFAS-free food packaging recipe available to all
Two American manufacturers unveiled a new recipe on Thursday for PFAS and plastics-free packaging for everything from burgers to salads, in a bid to make takeout food more sustainable and safer for consumers.
August 12, 2021 | Environmental Health News
How artificial intelligence can help save us from air pollution
As air quality plummets across the U.S. this summer, researchers have a glimmer of good news.
August 12, 2021 | The Independent
Pollution damaging humans’ first line of defence against infections and toxins, review finds
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich say there is a clear link between exposure to airborne or waterborne particles and several health conditions.
August 11, 2021 | The Revealator
What happens to wildlife swimming in a sea of our drug residues?
Wastewater exposes plants and wildlife to hundreds of chemical compounds. Researchers are learning about potential side effects and solutions.
August 11, 2021 | The Washington Post
What are PFAS chemicals, and why are they in makeup?
Researchers recently found that waterproof, sweatproof and long-wearing cosmetics — so popular at this time of year — contain higher levels of a potentially toxic class of thousands of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or (PFAS).
August 11, 2021 | Bloomberg
Scientists urge FDA to pull common sunscreens from sale
Researchers asked U.S. regulators to pull some sunscreens from the market, including brands such as Coppertone, Banana Boat and Neutrogena, saying they've found evidence of a potential carcinogen.
August 10, 2021 | UPI.com
Common air, water pollutants disrupt mucus structure, function
Exposure to common air and water pollutants can disrupt the structure and function of the mucosal system, according to a new study, the body's natural lubricant and first line of defense against infection.
August 10, 2021 | Chemistry World
Europe raises the bar for carcinogens in artificial turf pitches
Permissible limits for certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to fall 50-fold in 2022.
August 9, 2021 | The Sun
Cancer-causing chemicals spark recall of blood pressure drugs over contamination fears
A common blood pressure drug has been recalled over fears it has been contaminated with a substance that can increase cancer risks.
August 9, 2021 | Recordnet.com
California wildfire smoke poses health risk; how to protect yourself
Wildfire smoke can cause eye irritation and respiratory health effects, and long-term exposure is associated with detrimental lung and heart effects.
August 9, 2021 | E & E News
FDA raises alarm over PFAS-tainted food containers
The same types of plastic containers EPA blamed for pesticides contaminated with PFAS may also be used to store food, raising alarm bells at the Food and Drug Administration.
August 7, 2021 | Chemical & Engineering News
Pesticide paraquat gets green light from US EPA
Agency allows aerial spraying of toxic herbicide linked to Parkinson's disease.
August 6, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Study finds link between glyphosate exposure and pregnancy length
Women exposed to the herbicide glyphosate were more likely to experience shorter pregnancies, according to a study published last week in the journal Environmental Research.
August 5, 2021 | Futurity
Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia
Researchers have identified a link between air pollution and a greater hazard of all-cause dementia. They found a similar association for Alzheimer's-type dementia.
August 5, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday
Despite Bayer AG's efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for Thursday as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.
August 4, 2021 | Inquirer
Chemicals from deodorant, sun block, other fragrant products amount to major air pollution, says NOAA study
Personal care products can generate half or more of the volatile organic compounds -- a primary ingredient in forming ground-level ozone -- in an urban area.
August 3, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Opinion: Get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies
Both in our personal lives and as a society, the consequences of dismissing warnings from science versus heeding them have been driven home by the Covid pandemic.
August 2, 2021 | The Converation
Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here's why
Getting vehicles off the road may do wonders for smog, but there's more to air pollution than that.
August 2, 2021 | The Converation
Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxics could be a reason
People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
August 1, 2021 | Times of India
Smoking, climate change may trigger risk of lung cancer: Doctors
Climate change, smoking and long term impact of Covid-19 pandemic could spurt an increase in lung cancer cases, according to experts.
July 30, 2021 | The Converation
Lead exposure during childhood may influence adult personality, and not for the better
Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
July 29, 2021 | AG Web
Bayer to pull glyphosate from U.S. lawn and garden markets
Bayer officials announced on Thursday the company is removing glyphosate from the U.S. residential lawn and garden marketplace, effective as early as January 2023.
July 29, 2021 | Bloomberg
Monsanto told to pay teachers $185 million over PCB exposure
Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit must pay $185 million to three teachers who blamed their brain injuries on exposure to the company’s PCBs at a school in Washington state.
July 29, 2021 | The Print India
India’s poor face disproportionately higher risk of dying from air pollution than the rich
A new study finds high-income households produce a majority of ambient or outdoor air pollution, but health risks are still shouldered more by lower-income households.
July 29, 2021 | New Scientist
Parents' second-hand marijuana smoke may cause colds in children
Children whose parents smoke or vape cannabis appear to get slightly more respiratory infections, such as colds and flu, than those whose parents just smoke tobacco or don't smoke at al
July 27, 2021 | The Times UK
Everyday chemicals and household products ‘to blame for 450,000 early deaths from pollution a year’
Air pollution created by everyday items including cleaning fluids, grooming products, paints, glues, wood stoves and pesticides causes up to 450,000 premature deaths worldwide in cities including London, a study has found.
July 27, 2021 | The New York Times
Fears of toxic smoke after an industrial explosion in Germany
An explosion and fire at a waste plant in the city of Leverkusen was declared an “extreme threat.” At least one person was confirmed dead, sixteen workers were injured and four more were missing.
July 26, 2021 | NDTV
Pollution turns Argentina lagoon bright pink
A lagoon in Argentina's southern Patagonia region has turned bright pink in a striking, but frightful phenomenon experts and activists blame on pollution by a chemical used to preserve prawns for export.
July 25, 2021 | Lokmat.com
Toxic pollution, climate risks directly harm human health, study confirms
An international team of researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial distribution of global climate risk and toxic pollution.
July 25, 2021 | Chemistry World
Efforts underway in Europe to ban PFAS compounds
Five European nations will formally propose to bar the production, trade and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances by July 2022.
July 25, 2021 | National Geographic
Wildfire smoke blowing across the U.S. is more toxic than we thought
Wildfires are threatening homes on the West Coast and in Canada, but their smoke is polluting air as far away as New York. Each plume of smoke resulting from a wildfire is a unique mixture, from the types of trees burned to buildings or other objects, including plastics, that may have been incinerated by the blaze.
July 23, 2021 | New Scientist
Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis
Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realise the devastating consequences
July 23, 2021 | The North Carolina Health News
Study finds link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease in Charlotte area
Older residents of the Southern Piedmont were 35 percent more likely to die from the disease than residents in other areas of the state with lower particulate pollution levels.
July 23, 2021 | Fast Company
There is no place you can go to escape wildfire smoke
Wildfires are increasing, and even in states where nothing burns, there’s still smoke.
July 22, 2021 | New Medical
EWG study recommends stringent health-based standards for radiation exposure from wireless devices
A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG's children's guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators.
July 22, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors
Researchers have identified almost 300 chemicals in everything from hair dye to pesticides that can increase levels of breast cancer-contributing hormones.
July 22, 2021 | E & E News
'Burden falls on exposed people' as EPA weighs PFAS rules
Even though many toxicologists and health experts want EPA to regulate all PFAS together as a class, communities nationwide could be drinking contaminated water for years after EPA finalizes limits on PFOA and PFOS.
July 22, 2021 | The Guardian
David Bond: Are we being kept safe from ‘forever chemicals’ injected into fracking sites?
A bombshell exposé revealed that oil and gas firms are injecting PFAS chemicals into fracking sites, threatening groundwater.
July 21, 2021 | The New York Times
See how wildfire smoke spread across America
Smoke from wildfires in the Western United States and Canada covered skies in a thick haze on Tuesday and triggered air quality alerts from Toronto to Philadelphia.
July 21, 2021 | Inquirer
Haze in Philadelphia might aggravate heart disease, asthma and emphysema. Can masks help?
It depends on how good your mask is, because this smoke contains particles much tinier than those COVID-19 respiratory droplets you've been dodging.
July 20, 2021 | CNN
City children have better mental health and cognition if they live near woodlands
City children who have daily exposure to woodland have better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, according to a new study published in Nature Sustainability.
July 20, 2021 | GIZMONDO Australia
Study finds lung damage in firefighters years after a major wildfire
Recent research from Canada seems to show that wildfires can continue to hurt the lungs of firefighters for years after they've burnt out.
July 19, 2021 | The Guardian
Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people
New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive have been issued by the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in what is thought to be a world-first.
July 19, 2021 | South China Morning Post
NGO reports improve water quality in Chinese province, study finds
Volunteers monitored waterways in Jiangsu over 15 months, sending the results to three levels of government. Researchers say it led to an average 19 per cent reduction in the concentration of pollutants.
July 19, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are an “under-appreciated” diabetes risk factor
We've long known that aspects of modern life — eating sugary foods or sitting for long stretches in front of the tv or steering wheel, for example — contribute to diabetes.
July 19, 2021 | The Seattle Times
Seattle study of breast milk from 50 women finds chemical used in food wrappers, firefighting foam
A Seattle study of 50 women found a pervasive class of chemicals called PFAS in their breast milk. Despite contaminants, researchers say that benefits of breast feeding still far outweigh risks posed by chemicals.
July 19, 2021 | The New York Times
Wildfires are intensifying. Here's why, and what can be done
The danger from flames and smoke is growing as blazes spread more swiftly and unpredictably as a consequence of climate change. Here are answers to five important questions.
July 18, 2021 | AP News
Maine requires so-called PFAS to be phased out by 2030
A bill requiring manufacturers to report their use of a class of toxic chemicals and phase them out by 2030 is now the law in Maine.
July 17, 2021 | The Guardian
Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law
State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware
July 16, 2021 | The Washington Post
Johnson & Johnson recalls Neutrogena, Aveeno sunscreen products containing carcinogen benzene
The recall involves four Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen versions and Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
July 15, 2021 | International Business times
Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to poor response inhibition, academic achievement
Researchers of a recent study found yet another adverse effect of air pollution exposure. Children who had elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution were more likely to have poor response inhibition and academic achievement.
July 15, 2021 | Wyoming Publish Media
EPA proposes listing PFAS as drinking water contaminants
The EPA is proposing to include PFAS in its list of water contaminants, and that lays the groundwork for potential regulation down the road.
July 13, 2021 | The Times UK
Childhood obesity may be linked to dirty, noisy roads
Children living in urban areas with high levels of air pollution, noise and traffic may be at higher risk of childhood obesity, a study suggests.
July 13, 2021 | E & E News
Face masks emerge as flashpoint in PFAS debate
Republicans opposing measures aiming to crack down on "forever chemicals" are pointing to the presence of the toxic substances in face masks worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to bolster their arguments against broad, bipartisan legislation making its way through the House.
July 13, 2021 | MSN
Dirty air can worsen COVID-19 symptoms, study suggests
A doctor has warned that air pollution can make severe COVID-19 worse, following a small study from one of America's most polluted cities.
July 13, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee
CA wildfire unleashed toxic smoke 150 miles, study says
A study released Monday by the California Air Resources Board said the 2018 Camp Fire subjected area residents to unhealthy levels of particulate matter, zinc, lead and other dangerous chemicals.
July 12, 2021 | The New York Times
EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show
The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.
July 10, 2021 | WESM913
The pesticide paraquat and Parkinson's Disease
Lawsuits are now underway against the use of the pesticide paraquat that has been linked to Parkinson's diesease with implications for farmers. Delmarva
July 9, 2021 | CBC
Longer-burning, larger forest fires raise smoke exposure health concerns, new report says
With forest fires burning longer and larger due to climate change, more research is needed to understand the long-term health effects of prolonged exposure to smoke, a new international report concludes.
July 8, 2021 | EFI
Entire French population contaminated with heavy metals, study warns
A study has found that nearly all French people are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury – and that exposure levels are higher than in other European countries.
July 8, 2021 | New Scientist
Fish are becoming addicted to methamphetamines seeping into rivers
Methamphetamines and other drugs can enter freshwater rivers through wastewater, and lab tests show trout can become addicted, changing their behaviour by reducing their activity levels.
July 7, 2021 | Fast Company
Trees inoculated with probiotics could clean America's contaminated land
Trees that are used to clean contaminated soil often die from the toxins. Microbes could keep those trees healthy—offering a low-cost, low-energy way to clean hazardous sites across the U.S.
July 6, 2021 | Michigan Radio
The chemical soup that can get into your drinking water
Some of the industrial byproducts that end up in sewers, the agricultural chemicals that runoff farmland, and pharmaceuticals that pass through our bodies, all can end up in our streams and lakes.
July 5, 2021 | Air Quality News
Air pollution may affect the growth of newborn babies
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may affect the development of thyroid hormones which are essential for regulating fetal growth and metabolism, according to researchers at the University of the Basque Country.
July 2, 2021 | Mongabay
Mining exposes Indigenous women in Latin America to high mercury levels
A recent investigation has found dangerously high levels of mercury among women from different Indigenous communities in four Latin American countries.
July 1, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Black and Latinx hairdressers exposed to high levels of phthalates
The clouds of vapor in Katrina Randolph's salon that lingered after she and her stylists worked on customers' hair in tight quarters all day made her uneasy.
June 30, 2021 | Evening Standard
Seabird eggs contaminated with plastic additives – study
Researchers looked for evidence of phthalates – a group of chemicals added to plastics to keep them flexible – in newly laid herring gull eggs.
June 29, 2021 | Environmental Health News
Improved medical screening in PFAS-impacted communities to identify early disease
People highly exposed to PFAS often face significant hurdles in getting screened for potential health effects from the exposure. That needs to change.
June 28, 2021 | Philstar Global
Chemicals in plastic wastes contaminate food chain – study
Burning and improper disposal of plastic wastes lead to contamination of the food chain, especially in developing countries like the Philippines, a global study showed.
June 28, 2021 | The New York TImes
Air pollution's invisible toll on your health
Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with pre-existing heart or lung disease are the most vulnerable.
June 25, 2021 | Fast Company
Plastic is far more toxic than we thought
You know that phthalates and flame retardants are toxic. But a new study finds that a quarter of all chemicals in plastics could be equally harmful to you.
June 24, 2021 | STAT
Study: Prenatal exposure to ultra-fine particles raises a child's asthma risk
Ultra-fine particles aren’t regulated by the EPA — and their minuscule size amplifies their danger, said the study's lead author.
June 24, 2021 | The Guardian
Water of death: How arsenic is poisoning rural communities in India
'A crisis is brewing', experts warn, with contaminated water exposing villagers to increased risk of cancer and affecting children's brain development.
June 23, 2021 | Sci Tech Daily
Biologists raise alarm: Brain damage caused by even small amounts of bisphenols
Their study shows that even small amounts of the plasticizers bisphenol A and bisphenol S disrupt the transmission of signals between nerve cells in the brains of adult fish. The researchers consider it very likely that similar interference can also occur in the brains of adult humans.
June 22, 2021 | The Guardian
Legacy of toxic leaded petrol lingers in air in London, study finds
Most cities likely to be affected by the pollutant, which is particularly harmful to children's brains.
June 22, 2021 | Indy Star
Toxic cancer-causing TCE contamination in Franklin, Indiana, may have spread, report says
There's a new report about the contamination in Franklin that calls into question if the toxic chemicals h
June 22, 2021 | UPI
Study: About 25% of chemicals in plastics are 'substances of potential concern'
Of the roughly 10,500 chemicals in plastic, nearly 2,500, or 24%, are capable of accumulating in living organisms, including humans and animals, and are potentially toxic or cancer-causing, the data showed.
June 16, 2021 | Scientific American
Consequences of DDT exposure could last generations
Scientists found health effects in grandchildren of women exposed to the pesticide.
June 16, 2021 | CBC
How to make sense of the new findings on 'forever chemicals' in makeup
People who wear cosmetics such as lipstick or mascara may be absorbing or licking up potentially harmful ingredients that last 'forever' in the environment, a new study suggests. Here's what you should know about PFAS.
June 16, 2021 | WHYY
What researchers are learning about air pollution, the pandemic
With the shutdown in spring 2020 came a sharp reduction in traffic and a decrease in nitrogen oxide emissions worldwide — a unique research opportunity.
June 14, 2021 | The Conversation
Toxic, long-lasting contaminants detected in people living in northern Canada
The Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are no longer exempt of industrial contamination. Researchers have found high blood levels of potentially harmful chemicals in people living in the North.
June 13, 2021 | DW
Teflon and ′forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxics in your body
They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?
June 10, 2021 | Denver Post
Ozone pollution in Colorado is spiking. Here's what you need to know.
Colorado’s Front Range ground-level ozone air pollution broke the federal health limit this week. Here’s what you need to know this summer.
June 8, 2021 | Yorkshire Post
York becomes first city in the UK to introduce technology to help tackle air pollution
Pioneering technology to tackle traffic tailbacks and pollution in one of Yorkshire’s most congested cities has been introduced in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.
June 7, 2021 | Post Gazette
'Forever chemicals' show up in state water survey
Testing done on Pennsylvania's public water systems found contamination by toxic PFAS —one of the so-called "forever chemicals" that pose a growing health threat—in at least a quarter of the water samples from 412 sites.
June 5, 2021 | Scientific American
Pesticides are killing the world's soils
They cause significant harm to earthworms, beetles, ground-nesting bees and thousands of other vital subterranean species
June 4, 2021 | Civil Eats
How pesticides are harming soil ecosystems
At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.
June 4, 2021 | Foreign Policy
Chemicals are poisoning the world's female workers
Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.
June 3, 2021 | The Conversation
Toxic chemicals linked to lower egg counts in women
The higher the chemical levels found in a woman's blood, the fewer eggs they had left in their ovaries.

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June 1, 2021 | The Hill
Traffic-related pollution linked to Alzheimer's in mice: Study
An experiment with mice that were housed near a traffic tunnel suggests that exposure to air pollution may accelerate the development of Alzheimer's symptoms.
April 2, 2021 | Mongabay
East Africa deploys huge volumes of ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides against locust plague
More than 95% of pesticides now being used in East Africa to fight locust swarms are scientifically proven to cause harm to humans and other organisms such as birds and fish.
March 30, 2021 | Laprensa Latina Media
Nepal shuts school as smoke from hundreds of wildfires engulfs country
Nepali authorities have closed down all educational institutions due to rising air pollution, caused by hundreds of forest fires that have covered the country in a layer of smoke and led to cities like Kathmandu topping worldwide pollution charts.
March 29, 2021 | Yahoo News
Air pollution: Research links black carbon to increased cancer risk
Long-term exposure to black carbon, a constituent of fine particle air pollution, could increase lung cancer risk by 30%, according to researchers in France.
March 29, 2021 | Reuters
Beijing launches air pollution crackdown after sandstorms engulf city
China's capital Beijing has launched a month-long campaign to stamp out air pollution violations, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, after the city was choked by two sandstorms in as many weeks.
March 28, 2021 | New Scientist
Mysterious death of bald eagles in US explained by bromide poisoning
Since the 1990s, hundreds of bald eagles have died across the south-eastern US – now we know it is because their prey were laced with bromide, but the source of the toxin is unclear
March 28, 2021 | The Nation
Air pollution engulfs lives, environment in Bangladesh
Air pollution has been taking its toll on Bangladesh for successive years, causing lives and economic losses as well as environmental hazards linked to pollution, making experts fearful for the days ahead.
March 25, 2021 | Civil Eats
New study shows the growing risks of pesticide poisonings
For decades, data on pesticide exposure has been vague and non-existent. Anna Lappé talks to the researchers who have put hard numbers to unintentional pesticide poisonings and fatalities globally.
March 25, 2021 | Boston Globe
State officials link drinking water contamination with elevated rates of childhood cancer in Wilmington, MA
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday released a report that “strongly suggested" a link between elevated rates of childhood cancer in Wilmington in the 1990s and prenatal exposure to contaminated water during that time.
March 24, 2021 | Chemical & Engineering News
Pesticide breakdown products found in hundreds of US streams
Extensive environmental survey of pesticides and their transformation products reveals potential for hidden toxicity.