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Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

December 5, 2019

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair…
Artificial turf crumb rubber leaches environmental toxins

November 26, 2019

New research spearheaded by scientists at McGill University reports that exposing chicken embryos, a model of higher vertebrate…
Stress, Plastic Additives in Late Pregnancy Raise Risk of Premature Birth

November 18, 2019

Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth,…
Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

October 15, 2019

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their…
Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

October 10, 2019

Over the last two decades, nanotechnology has improved many of the products we use every day from microelectronics…
Some plastic with your tea?

September 26, 2019

A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed…
Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

September 19, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are part of an ambitious plan at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,…
What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

August 29, 2019

Pregnancy can be a time of anxious uncertainty, particularly if there are any risks of complications. The question…
Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

August 28, 2019

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking…
Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

August 27, 2019

A new web tool spells out for the first time the exposures that more than 6.5 million working…
Flame retardant may cause hyperthyroidism in cats

August 14, 2019

An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants…
How a Mutation Turned Almonds from Toxin to Treat

July 19, 2019

Eating just 50 bitter almonds can release enough hydrogen cyanide to kill an adult in under 3 minutes. Fortunately, the…
Cigarettes marketed as “natural” and “organic” are loaded with nicotine and toxicants, just like other cigarettes

July 11, 2019

Descriptors such as “natural” and “made from organic tobacco” in the marketing of Natural American Spirit cigarettes imply…
Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats

July 11, 2019

Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine-related disease of older cats, and its prevalence has skyrocketed since the…
Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

July 4, 2019

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight…
Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored

July 3, 2019

A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease,…
Radioactive tadpoles reveal contamination clues

June 26, 2019

Tadpoles can be used to measure the amount of radiocesium, a radioactive material, in aquatic environments, according to new…
Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels

June 13, 2019

The future of European eels—a critically-endangered species—is under threat from toxic metals found in the rivers and lakes…
Compostable food containers could release PFAS into environment

May 30, 2019

Compostable food containers seem like a great idea: They degrade into nutrient-rich organic matter, reducing waste and the…
Stem Cell Study Determines Most Harmful Vape Liquids

May 30, 2019

Are some flavors of vape liquid more harmful than others? A UA scientist says yes, based on the…
It’s in the Weeds: Herbicide Linked to Human Liver Disease

May 14, 2019

Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, correlates to more severe cases of…
Catalyst Renders Nerve Agents Harmless

April 23, 2019

Scientists used a multimodal approach to understand how a catalyst decomposes nerve agents in real-life environments A team…
Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

April 17, 2019

A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents…
Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

March 1, 2019

A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative…
Slithery Sentinels

February 19, 2019

From shampoos to food storage containers to pesticides, we touch, ingest and breathe chemicals every day. Despite their…
PFAS chemicals pass from mother to fetus throughout pregnancy

February 7, 2019

In a study published in Environment International researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how PFAS industrial chemicals, which are…
First smartphone app to detect opioid overdose and its precursors

January 11, 2019

At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute…
‘Environmentally friendly’ flame retardant could degrade into less safe compounds

January 10, 2019

To reduce the risk of fire, many everyday products –– from building materials to furniture to clothing ––…
Researchers develop a new houseplant that can clean your home’s air

December 20, 2018

We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA…
Uranium in mine dust could dissolve in human lungs

December 11, 2018

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates…
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