Col Hawksworth/flickr

Pollution and stress at home combine to spur more hyperactivity.

Breathing dirty air and living in stress combine to increase the likelihood NYC kids will have a behavior disorder.

Breathing dirty air and living in stress combine to increase the likelihood NYC kids will have a behavior disorder.

Keep reading... Show less
Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD

Mother’s gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children.

Mother’s gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children

Keep reading... Show less
Marufish/flickr
Originals

BPA breakthrough: New treatment takes controversial chemical out of water.

As water treatment plants struggle to keep up with the chemical cocktail heading into our pipes, researchers say they’ve come up with a solution to remove one of the most ubiquitous contaminants—BPA.

Keep reading... Show less
Justice

Ontario First Nation resident seeks long-promised air pollution review.

A resident of a southern Ontario First Nation surrounded by industrial facilities is taking the provincial government to court to demand it complete an air quality review promised eight years ago.

Keep reading... Show less
Justice

Under Trump's orders, EPA considers gutting lead contamination rules even as water in schools tests positive.

Environmentalists in New Jersey released data this week that may startle parents nationwide: 55 percent of school districts in Bergen County, a wealthy and diverse area outside of New York City, have reported lead contamination in the tap water flowing from their faucets and drinking fountains. Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can cause irreversible cognitive damage and behavioral problems in children.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Some San Antonio zip codes exceed national average for lead poisoning in children.

There are neighborhoods in San Antonio where a high percentage of children are testing positive for lead poisoning. Lead was eliminated from paint and gasoline decades ago but the toxic element continues to turn up in blood tests of children. And data obtained via Texas Open Records requests shows that lead poisoning continues to be a major health problem for children in San Antonio.

Keep reading... Show less
The Marmot/flickr
Toxics

The chemicals in your mac and cheese.

Potentially harmful chemicals that were banned from children’s teething rings and rubber duck toys a decade ago may still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal: macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese.

Keep reading... Show less
Justice

Lead astray: New evidence links children with higher lead exposure to school suspensions and juvenile detention.

When people are in pain or suffering from illness, they are more likely to act in destructive ways that carry negative consequences for both themselves and others. Children are particularly susceptible as they act out when agitated or unhealthy, a plight exacerbated by their common inability to articulate their feelings in a more constructive way.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Columbus Ohio, to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards.

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Study: Oregon docs not catching lead poisoning; Bend providers have different testing protocols.

Home Health Study: Oregon docs not catching lead poisoning | Bend providers have different testing protocols

Keep reading... Show less
Justice

Black Lives Matter hoping to help with water problems.

Black Lives Matter hoping to help with water problems

Keep reading... Show less
Opinion

Everyday chemicals may affect brain development, including foetal IQ.

All vertebrates – from frogs and birds to human beings – require the same thyroid hormone to thrive. Every stage of brain development is modulated by thyroid hormone and, over millions of years, the structure of this critical hormone has remained unchanged.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

More children have high lead levels than we know, study says.

(CNN)In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children's blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Living on Earth: Lead safety budget cuts.

Lead Safety Budget Cuts

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Can California reverse EPA’s U-turn on pesticide ban?

Lawmakers in the Golden State have the power to go beyond the agency’s recent decision not to ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin that impacts thousands of children, farmworkers, and rural communities.

Keep reading... Show less
From our Newsroom

Bhopal nocturne

35 years after the chemical industry's worst accident, have we learned any lessons? A petrochemical buildout along the Ohio River suggests we haven't.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.