More than 90 percent of pregnant women had detectable levels of BPA from a variety of sources, according to new research
Twenty-five years after the worst outbreak of pesticide poisoning in U.S. history, an agreement is announced that phases out all uses of aldicarb
A study in Krakow, Poland, corroborates New York City findings that link children's lower IQ scores with mothers' exposure to compounds created by burning fossil fuels
Driven by revelations of lead in children’s toys, hormone-mimicking chemicals in plastic baby bottles and controversial flame-retardants in furniture, state environmental officials drafted a set of rules aimed at products with chemicals that have been linked to illness or abnormal development...
High levels of brominated flame retardants can alter pregnant women’s thyroid hormones, which are critical to a baby’s growth and brain development, according to a California study
The EPA, declaring that endosulfan is unsafe for farm workers, moves to ban one of the last organochlorine pesticides left in the U.S. Like DDT, endosulfan accumulates in the environment and in the bodies of people and wildlife, and is transported around the world to remote places...
Some experts say a decades-old estimate that six percent of cancers are due to environmental and occupational exposures is outdated and far too low
A family of chemicals virtually unknown to the public but important to industry is now under EPA review
California regulators aim to fill in the gap on chemicals that have not been evaluated for toxicity
A presidential panel warns about human exposure to carcinogens
Thirty-eight years after DDT was banned, Americans still consume trace amounts of the infamous insecticide every day, along with more than 20 other banned chemicals
Sun exposure has always been considered the driving force behind rising rates of melanoma. But new research suggests that repeated, long-term use of pesticides may be an important factor, too...
Warning that the powerful poisons can endanger dogs and cats, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require new instructions and labeling for flea products
It remains unclear how the pesticides from plants known as pyrethroids affect human health
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to tighten old storm water rules
A study of New York City students found that phthalate exposure was linked to behavioral problems
For the first time, scientists have found evidence that flame retardants ubiquitous in homes and in the environment may be reducing human fertility
California scientists have identified autism clusters where children are twice as likely to have autism and mostly have highly educated parents
New evidence suggests that breathing nickel and other metals can lead to lung and heart damage, and even death
High selenium levels in power plant wastewater may pose a risk to people and wildlife