Across the US, millions of people are drinking unsafe water

Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.

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The fight to curb a health scourge in India: Noise pollution

A grassroots anti-noise movement aims to silence a serious urban health threat. Not everyone is on board.

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants may affect brain's reading network in kids

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems in young children, according to a new study at Columbia University.


Pollution may affect brain development in children, study says

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


Faye Flam: Hypocrisy in EPA cut to fetal health research

Cutting funding for research on pollutants and prenatal health betrays the Trump administration’s position on the sanctity of a fetus.

US environment agency cuts funding for kids’ health studies

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision leaves fate of more than a dozen decades-long projects in doubt.

Maternal inflammation linked to baby’s brain development

Babies have lower levels of brain connectivity and working memory when their mothers have high levels of inflammation during pregnancy.


It’s time to rethink chemical exposures —“safe” levels are doing damage: Study

We've all heard the old adage—"the dose makes the poison." Well—for many pollutants—it may be time to reexamine that.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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