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Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study April 12, 2017

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

Household Flame Retardants Tied to Thyroid Cancer Risk April 11, 2017

One chemical in particular was linked in study to larger, more aggressive tumors

Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides April 10, 2017

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars April 07, 2017

As melting begins, chemicals can be released into air, soil and water, researchers suggest

Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies? April 04, 2017

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult? March 28, 2017

Leaded gasoline in New Zealand may have stunted intellectual development, study suggests

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS? February 20, 2017

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the fatal disorder, early research suggests

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals February 16, 2017

Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid February 08, 2017

Their presence in 5 brands studied is troubling, researchers say

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests February 06, 2017

Vaping reduces exposure to certain chemicals, but some still question overall safety

Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging? February 01, 2017

Boxes, wrappers found to contain harmful fluorinated chemicals, study contends

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study December 28, 2016

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

Canned Food May Boost BPA Levels in Dogs: Study December 23, 2016

They are good indicator of how exposure to the widespread industrial chemical may affect people, researchers say

What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know December 07, 2016

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether? December 07, 2016

Researchers say they found harmful chemicals in 59 products

Flavored E-Cig Liquids May Contain Toxic Substances December 02, 2016

Study found lower levels in unflavored varieties when heated

Pesticide Exposures May Alter Mouth Bacteria November 28, 2016

Study of Washington farm workers finds alterations persist after growing season ends

Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna November 23, 2016

Study suggests industry emission controls may lead to healthier fish

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment November 15, 2016

Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks' November 02, 2016

More than half would prefer fragrance-free hotels, workplaces

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check October 31, 2016

Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust September 14, 2016

Chemicals come from everyday products such as furniture, carpeting, electronics and toys, researchers say

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids August 23, 2016

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study August 11, 2016

Survivors of 1945 attacks lived almost as long as others and their children show no apparent health effects

6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report August 09, 2016

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study August 04, 2016

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study July 27, 2016

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

Beware Broken Glow Sticks July 04, 2016

Contents can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say

FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer? June 29, 2016

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards June 02, 2016

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study May 18, 2016

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes

Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS May 09, 2016

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gerhrig's disease

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England May 02, 2016

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds April 25, 2016

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals? April 13, 2016

High consumption linked to higher levels of plastics-related compounds in urine, study found

Nitrogen From Fertilizers Poses Long-Term Threat to Drinking Water: Study March 15, 2016

Signs of contamination detected 8 inches underground

Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says March 10, 2016

Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods March 10, 2016

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add

Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests March 07, 2016

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes January 29, 2016

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

Soy May Counter Effects of BPA in Women Undergoing Fertility Treatments January 27, 2016

Soy-rich diet combats harmful chemical in those undergoing in-vitro fertilization, researchers report

Pesticide in Milk Years Ago May Be Linked to Signs of Parkinson's: Study December 09, 2015

Men in Hawaii who drank more milk showed brain changes, but more research needed to confirm link

E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease December 08, 2015

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'

Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing December 03, 2015

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later, researchers suggest

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies November 23, 2015

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids November 11, 2015

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries October 08, 2015

Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study September 25, 2015

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap September 17, 2015

Short exposure to specific germ-killing ingredients doesn't get hands cleaner, study says

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