Scientists have documented for the first time that several phthalates are declining in people while several others are rising
Exposure to low levels of bisphenol A during development may make men more susceptible to prostate cancer later in life, according to a new study
It was a year when people were fed up with pipelines from Canada, fracking, coal trains and other environmental messes
A coolant made from soybean oil and a more ecofriendly white paint are among the winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Traces of 18 unregulated contaminants were found in the water from one-third of utilities in sampling across the U.S. by federal scientists.
Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants says a new report
Six decades ago, Romanians were promised economic prosperity as their country was industrialized, but in most cases, they were left with collapsed buildings, poisoned soils and disoriented communities...
Mothers and children of a tribe in Canada’s highly industrialized region have elevated levels of estrogen-blocking chemicals
New research provides evidence that antibiotic resistance has spread beyond hospitals and farms to wildlife
Children exposed in the womb to two chlorinated chemicals widely found in the environment are more likely to develop asthma by the age of 20, according to new research in Denmark
As countries’ human life expectancy grows, so do their numbers of invasive and endangered species, according to a new study
A new study by researchers in Quebec is one of the first to investigate potential human health effects of pyrethroids, which are used in more than 3,500 commercial products
Under a new global treaty that limits the use of mercury, some lightbulbs, batteries, thermometers and other medical devices will be banned. But eye makeup is exempt
The Minamata Convention, a United Nations pact launched Thursday, is designed to limit mercury use and emissions internationally
The UN mercury treaty now bears Minamata’s name. This creates a special obligation to meet the demands of mercury-poisoned victims in the Japanese seaside city
Scientists have documented for the first time that banned flame retardants have declined in people in the United States in a small study
The impacts of air pollution on the lungs and the heart have been widely documented for decades. But until now, few researchers have paid attention to the gastrointestinal tract
Women in Northern California farm towns gave birth to smaller babies if they lived within three miles of strawberry fields and other crops treated with the pesticide methyl bromide, according to researchers...
Prescription drugs have been found far from Milwaukee's sewage outfalls, suggesting the lake is not diluting the compounds as scientists expected
Mancelona, Mich., suffers from one of the nation's largest plumes of an industrial solvent called trichloroethylene