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It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

It's Surprisingly Hard to Ban Toxic Sex Toys, But Here's How to Protect Yourself

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Toxics

′Stop Sucking′ for the environment!

Too much "sucking" on a website is suspicious - particularly to web filters trying to protect viewers from offensive material.

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This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

This Halloween, Get Rid Of The Really Scary Stuff

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Water

Peter Seligmann: Lessons from a lifetime devoted to conservation.

Photo Courtesy of Conservation International

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Energy

Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC.

A KFC in Dansoman, a suburban town that is part of greater Accra, Ghana. The chain opened its 13th restaurant in the country in July and plans to expand beyond the capital region next year. Credit Ashley Gilbertson for The New York Times

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We are all at risk from poisonous mercury. It's time to take action.

We are all at risk from poisonous mercury. It's time to take action

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Are lead levels in Pittsburgh drinking water really going down?

The last three rounds of lead testing showed good news for the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Lead levels were trending slightly lower.

The Zika virus grew deadlier with a small mutation, study suggests.

It remains one of the great mysteries of the Zika epidemic: Why did a virus that existed for decades elsewhere in the world suddenly seem to become more destructive when it landed in Latin America?

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Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines.

Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines

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Greenpeace report: Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in Philippines.

MANILA (AFP) - Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed - naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders.

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Climate

Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals.

(Reuters Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.

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Toxics

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says.

(CNN)Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

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Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage.

Researchers studying the flu vaccine in pregnancy have found a hint of a possible increased risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy in women who received a certain version of the flu vaccine two years in a row.

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Water

Deforestation in Cambodia linked to ill health in children.

A new study has found that the loss of dense forest cover in Cambodia is associated with an increased risk of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection and fever in children younger than five years.

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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.

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.

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.

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