Companies and public health agencies are trying to develop low-toxic and inexpensive—yet powerful and long-lasting—new insecticides
Baby mice exposed in the womb to low doses – but not high doses – of bisphenol A were fatter and had metabolic changes linked to obesity and diabetes, according to a new study
Communities in rural Georgia may soon get a reprieve from the pollution associated with coal-fired power plants
Coal-fired power is losing its grip in the U.S. and the Northeast is leading the way, as part one of this two part series explores
The agency is responding to a report written by 12 scientists who criticized the government’s decades-old strategy for testing the safety of many chemicals found in the environment and consumer products...
The report by New York University researchers is the first to calculate the economic cost of children exposed to lead in Africa, Asia, Latin America and other developing regions
Babies born in areas with high airborne levels of mercury, diesel exhaust, lead, manganese, nickel and methylene chloride were more likely to have autism than those in areas with lower pollution...
New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams, can alter genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior
One of the world's largest producers of personal care products, J&J has vowed to remove many chemicals from its baby products
An analysis of toys and other children's products finds low levels of dozens of industrial chemicals
Three out of four children in remote communities have blood lead levels higher than those considered excessive in the U.S.
More than 50,000 high-polluting diesel engines have been cleaned up or removed from U.S. roads in a federal program
On the brink of a federal review, chemicals found in deodorants, lotions and hair conditioners are showing up in Chicago's air at potentially alarming levels
Just in time for swimsuit season, federal researchers are touting a faster, more accurate water-quality test to keep beaches open and people healthy. But it’s expensive
Contaminated food and shelter may be affecting baby minks and threatening population recoveries
Spending about 100 hours each month in the air, new research shows that flight attendants fly along with some of the highest levels ever measured for some flame retardants
Fish in lakes tainted with heavy metals are losing their sense of smell
Scientists are discovering that sea turtles are highly contaminated with industrial chemicals and pesticides
A deposit of 110 tons of the banned pesticide has rapidly shrunk on the ocean floor and cast doubt on the need to mount an expensive cleanup
A study of San Francisco Bay Area women is the first to link DDT exposure in the womb to a greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life