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Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found.
The risks are sinking in. For months, discussions about fracking in California have focused mostly on public disclosure.
One of the many lessons of the cancer cluster in Toms River, New Jersey, is how hard it is to prove that one exists, or to pinpoint a cause. The task is time-consuming, expensive, and often inconclusive.
A warmer-than-average June and August in 2012, combined with the third-hottest summer on record in the United States, helped create a smoggy soup of unhealthy air for New Hampshire's residents last summer. The EPA's resolve to clean New Hampshire's air, and the reaction of our senators, deserves our diligent attention.
Exposure to traffic fumes can set children on the road to diabetes, a study has shown. Living near a busy road and increased levels of pollution from cars and lorries significantly raises the risk of insulin resistance in 10-year-olds.
A group of concerned parents is urging the Martinez Unified School District to limit the use of potentially harmful pesticides on landscaping and inside classrooms.
Two residents of Mayflower, Arkansas, the site of the March 29 pipeline spill, traveled to Washington on Thursday to ask Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
About 16 yards near the Shapiro Brothers scrap metal recycling center have elevated levels of lead that require remediation, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Up to 15 more properties are still to be tested.
Three years ago, the blowout at BP's Macondo well spewed more than five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Despite attempts to recover it, much of that oil made it into sediments. And new tests show that such oiled sediments are bad for Gulf fish.
Exposure to air pollution raises the risk of resistance to insulin, a typical warning sign of diabetes, according to a study of almost 400 German children.
Children who live near busy roads may be at greater risk of developing diabetes later in life, a recent study suggests.
Despite being one of the most smog-polluted counties in the nation, Ventura County continues to make progress in improving its air quality.
Coca-Cola Co. is broadening distribution of its low-calorie drinks and said it would put calorie counts on the front of its packaging around the world as it ramps up global efforts to counter criticism its sugary drinks are fueling obesity.
The battle over plans for a series of massive coal export terminals across the Pacific Northwest took a new turn Wednesday when the energy company Kinder Morgan announced it was dropping its plan to build a $200-million facility on the Columbia River in northern Oregon.
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws.
The PIP breast implants fraudulently filled with industrial-grade silicone may have caused their recipients harm, claim environmental scientists, who say they are particularly concerned about a chemical in the silicone filling that could potentially have an effect on the development of a foetus in the womb.
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Women with faulty PIP breast implants are at risk of chemical exposure that causes damage to unborn babies, experts have warned. Their report disputes previous warnings by the NHS that material inside the implants was "not toxic or carcinogenic."
The Wrigley Company temporarily halted production and sales of its new Alert energy gum as the Food and Drug Administration investigates the safety of caffeinated-food products.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has come up with a plan to clean up contamination of a stream flowing through Conestoga Pines Park in the city - 21 years after the pollution was discovered.