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Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study December 10, 2014

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study December 08, 2014

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Medical Products Used With Preemies in Hospitals May Harm Them, Study Suggests November 13, 2014

Exposure to chemical used in tubing, catheters, bags far exceeds safe levels, may disrupt hormones, growth

Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans November 12, 2014

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery November 03, 2014

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development October 29, 2014

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? October 24, 2014

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts October 22, 2014

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn October 16, 2014

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment October 10, 2014

Splashes add up to nearly 400 gallons a decade at typical service station, study says

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids October 06, 2014

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal September 24, 2014

Study found minor differences between three therapies

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids September 17, 2014

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Phthalates, found in plastics and personal care products, may disrupt sexual development, experts say

Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds July 15, 2014

But critics say the analysis misses some important points

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins June 25, 2014

Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water June 24, 2014

Lake that receives city water runoff contains less potential cancer-causing chemicals after ban, study finds

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs? May 28, 2014

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips May 15, 2014

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study May 15, 2014

In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips April 19, 2014

How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications

Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies April 12, 2014

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study April 08, 2014

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise March 23, 2014

Culprit is a widely used chemical preservative, skin doctor says

Cashiers May Absorb Controversial Chemical When Handling Receipts February 25, 2014

But, small report didn't find increased BPA levels in people who wore gloves

Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks February 25, 2014

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice February 24, 2014

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange February 07, 2014

Decades later, raised rates of non-melanoma disease reported in U.S. veterans exposed to the herbicide

More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk February 03, 2014

Study also found that genes affect the level of risk

Cheap Chinese Goods May Mean More Smog in U.S., Study Finds January 21, 2014

American consumers must shoulder some of the blame, researchers say

Ban on Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds January 15, 2014

But exposure to similar phthalates that aren't banned has risen, researchers say

Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk January 07, 2014

BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

Could Water Near Fracking Sites Disrupt Hormones? December 17, 2013

Study looked at samples from drilling areas in Colorado

Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice December 04, 2013

After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking November 27, 2013

Study finds PCBs still present in blood of elderly people

Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report November 21, 2013

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Show Brain Changes, Study Finds October 22, 2013

Working memory was slower in people with the condition

Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes October 14, 2013

Early studies found higher miscarriage rates in women, lowered fertility in men

Blood Levels of Banned Flame Retardant Drop for Pregnant Women in California September 26, 2013

Statewide ban of toxic PBDEs likely behind the sharp decrease, study authors say

Evidence Shows Steroid Used in Livestock Can Impact Waterways September 26, 2013

A drug widely utilized in cattle does not fully break down in water as previously believed, study finds

EPA Suggests Safer Flame Retardants September 26, 2013

Report provides alternatives for companies making building insulation

Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk September 23, 2013

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

Scientists Pinpoint Source of Mercury in Pacific Ocean Fish August 26, 2013

They say levels likely to rise along with coal-burning power plants in India, China

Lead Exposure Tied to Early Risk of School Suspension August 20, 2013

Kids' attention levels and behavior may be affected, study suggests

Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes August 19, 2013

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility: Study July 31, 2013

However, experts say lab findings might not translate to real-life risk

Mapping Link Between Blood Cancer, Industrial Pollutant in Georgia July 29, 2013

Benzene appears to raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers say

Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients July 25, 2013

Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution

Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems July 17, 2013

PFCs linger in the body for long periods, study author says

Contaminated Home Wells Found Near Pa. Fracking Site: Study June 24, 2013

Methane detected in higher-than-normal concentrations in drinking water less than a kilometer from shale work

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