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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

Pesticide Exposure Tied to Diabetes Risk September 16, 2015

Review finds these chemicals may boost odds of blood sugar disease by about 60 percent

Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk September 14, 2015

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets September 03, 2015

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows August 21, 2015

And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids August 10, 2015

Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

New Federal Rules Could Shield Workers from Common Lung Toxin August 06, 2015

Beryllium is often present in heavy industry, can cause lung cancer and other ills

Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List July 16, 2015

Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors July 14, 2015

Previous animal research has shown link between chemical and fatal neurological disease

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products July 09, 2015

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report July 08, 2015

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers June 23, 2015

Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study June 16, 2015

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds June 11, 2015

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says June 03, 2015

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics May 18, 2015

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

Cat Health Problem Might Be Linked to Flame Retardants May 01, 2015

Researchers search for causes of feline hyperthyroidism

Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study April 16, 2015

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic April 07, 2015

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study March 19, 2015

Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study March 17, 2015

But, researchers say more study needed to confirm findings

Mountain Dwellers in Argentina Have Adapted to High Arsenic Levels March 13, 2015

Gene change allows some people in Andean region to metabolize the toxic chemical, study says

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development February 19, 2015

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

Mercury Air Pollution Reflected in Ocean Fish, Study Says February 03, 2015

Concentrations in yellowfin tuna are rising nearly 4 percent a year

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma February 03, 2015

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds January 30, 2015

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women January 28, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds January 21, 2015

When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well

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

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