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.
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.
The pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental problems in children.
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.
Pediatrician and public-health researcher Leo Trasande says many of the products that surround us could be harmful.
EHN editor Brian Bienkowski joined Living on Earth's Steve Curwood to talk about three new studies released last month linking fluoride exposure to ADHD in children and thyroid problems in adults.
Two studies — one from Canada and one Mexico — released today point to potential health problems from fluoride, which, in a majority of U.S. communities, is purposefully added to drinking water to protect people's teeth.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"