The smoking ban that came into effect in England in 2007 appears to have led to 1,500 fewer stillbirths and newborn deaths in just four years.
For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering., For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering. (Part 1 of 3).
In explaining how the sustained drought in California and other parts of the West might be affecting people living through it, experts point not only to parched ground but to the hazy skies.
A banned pesticide was added to a sediment sample at the centre of claims of pollution in Lake Opuha, Environment Canterbury reports a river campaigner as saying.
The triple-digit heat is keeping many North Texans inside and unable to breathe easily in the hot air.
Inspectors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are in St. Louis for the next few months, making sure that contractors are following federal lead paint laws.
While using stem cells to investigate the effects of Bisphenol A, or BPA, on gene expression researchers believe they've found a new way to effectively test the effects of pollutants on human cells.
While the mustard-yellow hue of the Animas River is fading, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years to come from heavy metals such as lead and mercury that spilled into the water.
School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.
The dilapidated condition of much of Lewiston and Auburn's housing has contributed to a childhood lead poisoning rate that's stubbornly high.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a new round of air quality tests for a South Bay neighborhood after detecting a variety of contaminants inside homes near two federal cleanup sites.
Opponents delivered a petition with 1,085 signatures to the City Council last week calling for the review of operations at the 6-acre site. In addition, more than a dozen complaints were filed over health concerns from smoke and odors.
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.
The environment isn’t something remote from us – it’s embedded in our communities, in our homes, our streets, in how we keep warm and what kind of world we hand on to our children.
Southern California has missed a long-standing federal deadline to reduce toxic soot and other small particle air pollution because unhealthful levels of such pollutants persist in northwest Riverside County.
Frances Kelsey, the Canadian doctor whose unyielding vigilance spared the United States from one of the worst drug disasters in history, died on Friday morning. She was 101.
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws that made drugs safer.
A school partnership in the city's North End that parents saw as a glimpse of hope has ended after a tumultuous year marked by the discovery of toxic chemicals at Clark Elementary School.
When a Johns Hopkins University researcher published a study showing race and income as risk factors for asthma, she started getting phone calls from industry groups opposing U.S. EPA's bid to tighten the national ozone standard.
India's Union environment ministry said in Parliament on Thursday that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in the past nine years.