Sarah Glick, Barbara Nabrit-Stephens: We pediatricians have seen what lead poisoning does to children

Experts estimate that 1 out of every 5 cases of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is related to lead.
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Postnatal smoke exposure likely significant risk factor for ADHD in children

A study finds that secondhand smoking may have a greater negative impact on children than prenatal smoke exposure.

Lockdown has disrupted lives of Bhopal children

Rohit Jain captures the struggle and spirit of the children whose families were exposed to the disaster on December 2, 1984, and its after-effects.

Lead poisoning endangers generations of Detroit children, with no end in sight

There is no safe level of lead, and even a small amount can cause irreversible damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Courtroom battle could lead to limits on fluoridation of drinking water

Legal fight could spell the beginning of the end of water fluoridation in America, potentially affecting drinking water for millions of people.


Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.

Undoing the legacy of lead poisoning in America

Over the last 40 years, environmental lead contamination has been greatly reduced in U.S. cities. But not for everyone.

Pollution may affect brain development in children, study says

Children exposed to particulate matter during pregnancy had higher levels of hyperactivity.


Retail giants face pressure to change chemical-coated receipt paper

Some of Canada's biggest retailers started testing alternatives to receipt paper that's coated in potentially dangerous chemicals, as pressure mounts for them to phase it out by the end of this year.


The cost of complete lead cleanup in the United States

Replacing all the pipes, all the paint, and all the contaminated soil would cost a ton — and have huge benefits.

WV air pollution discussion sparks more concern about potential Rockwool plant impacts

Rockwool is in the process of building a stone wool manufacturing plant across the street from an elementary school. It will feature two, 21-story smokestacks releasing a range of chemicals.


States weigh banning a widely used pesticide even though EPA won’t

The pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental problems in children.


What happened to triclosan? A lingering legacy of the hyper-hygiene era

A few years ago we were brushing our teeth with it, rinsing our mouths with it, sanitizing our hands with it. And now triclosan is almost vanished from the marketplace.

Oregon lawmakers consider ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos

Oregon lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a set of bills that would restrict pesticide use in an attempt to protect both humans and the insects that pollinate our crops.

Study bolsters link between prenatal nicotine exposure and ADHD

The higher the level of nicotine in a pregnant woman's blood, the greater her child's risk of later being diagnosed with ADHD, researchers report in Pediatrics.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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