Intercepted: Trump EPA helped erase records of cancer-causing pollution

Investigative reporter Sharon Lerner explains how 270,000 pounds of the chemical ethylene oxide vanished from the public record.
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Cancer risk studies raise questions about the safety of long-lasting hair dyes

Long-lasting hair dyes are popular, and their safety has been well researched. But new epidemiology studies show their use correlates with increased risk of breast cancer.


Chemicals found in household plastics linked to premature birth risk

Chemicals in plastic have been linked to premature birth risk. But New Zealand expert says it's not quite time to go plastic-free.

DDT’s toxic legacy could span three generations

Studies have struggled to link DDT and cancer. This library of frozen blood could be the key to understanding why.

Rates of breast cancer in Scots men doubles as experts suggest pesticides could be linked to countryside cases

Chemicals used in farming may be a factor as male breast cancer cases double in Scotland, according to research.

Hair dye raises questions about chemicals' effect, changing trends

New research raises some concerns about the possible risks from the chemicals.

Cancer death rate posts biggest one-year drop ever

The cancer death rate in 2017 posted the largest single-year drop ever recorded, as continued declines in smoking and new treatments reduced the lung cancer mortality rate, according to a new report.

'Evidence-based medicine' and the expulsion of Peter Gøtzsche

The Danish physician was a celebrity within the world of statistical analysis, but some say his views simply went too far.

Hair dyes and straighteners may raise breast cancer risk for black women

A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.

Janette Sherman, physician-activist who warned of toxic chemicals, dies at 89

She was an expert witness or consultant in 5,000 workers’ compensation cases.

How the FDA and EPA’s failure to communicate could put patients in danger

Critically ill Americans' access to life-saving medical treatment is in jeopardy as states' regulators crack down on cancer-causing pollution.

Reports of breast implant illnesses prompt federal review

"A growing body of evidence suggests that a small number of patients may have biological responses to certain types of materials in implantable or insertable devices," the FDA said.

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Insecticide linked to increased breast cancer risk — 40 years after exposure

Melinda Lewis remembers splashing in the irrigation canals that outlined her grandpa's walnut and almond groves in the late 1960s.

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Time’s up, EPA. Solve the Sterigenics problem.

The U.S. EPA says it needs to conduct more testing before settling on an action plan for Sterigenics, the DuPage County plant that emits cancer-causing ethylene oxide.

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