The Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to implement tougher standards has been stymied at every turn.
New Jersey power companies have been turning off pollution control equipment at coal-fired plants and allowing massive amounts of contaminants to escape through the stacks in — a legal practice that ends up contributing to chronic air and health issues in New Jersey.
Indiana's top air-quality regulators, with extensive backgrounds in heavy industry, are fighting efforts to further limit ozone pollution.
Tanzania and other African countries have expressed concern over the European Union's proposal to recycle products containing toxic flame retardants into new products such as children's toys, food containers and soft furnishings.
Air pollution can make your children fat. That was just one of the more surprising findings of a decade-long public health study by Frederica Perera, an environmental health researcher at Columbia University and one of five winners of this year’s Heinz Awards.
Maine legislators must consider tougher standards that are consistent with the federal threshold, protecting many more children in our state.
Making safer products from the outset can eliminate the need for expensive and ethically questionable public relations campaigns to maintain your market. Businesses who truly put safety first will never have to worry about spinning stories.
Could endocrine disrupting chemicals be affecting our species’ evolution? The short answer is, yes. EDCs and some other pollutants affect reproduction directly in lab animals and wildlife, and similar patterns of changing fertility do seem to be happening in humans.
When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would "stunt my growth." It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.
“This is what the end of the world looks like,” says Yusup Kamalov, sweeping his hand toward the scrub-covered desert stretching before us. “If we ever have Armageddon, the people of Karakalpakstan are the only ones who will survive, because we are already living it.”
People who live in these areas need a regulatory system that protects them from the harmful impacts of oil and gas development while still allowing the industry and state to benefit from our natural resources.
A new warning about a common chemical is causing concern for many pregnant women in the Valley. But it's almost impossible to limit exposure to what's called the everywhere chemical because it's in plastics.
One of the world's largest paint manufacturers continues to add a toxic heavy metal to products it sells outside the U.S., mostly in poor countries, despite decades of health warnings and ongoing pleas to stop the practice - the latest of which came from the company's own investors.
At least 28 children all aged less than five, have died in an outbreak of lead poisoning in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, federal ministry of health confirmed yesterday.
Tales of harmful health effects, everything from skin problems to miscarriages, abound in Crucito, a remote hamlet in northern Colombia. Tracing the health problems to glyphosate is impossible.
The region is uncharted territory for the oil majors, promising huge riches but with the potential to decimate a company in the event of a significant spill by landing it with tens of billions of dollars of clean-up costs and destroying its reputation.
Linoy Susan, a 7-year-old girl from Haifa, is suing the health and environmental protection ministries for negligence and physical damage, claiming that her illness is related to the high levels of air pollution in the area near where she lives.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children work in agriculture every year, thousands get hurt, and many die. New legislation could make a dent.
Besides the questionable labor practices that surround the shops, glues, lacquers and dust in the workplace create their own risks for nail technicians.
Westchester County legislators have approved legislation banning "toxic toys" in Westchester.