South Asian immigrants exposed to higher levels of organochlorine (OC) pesticides also are at a higher risk of developing diabetes, meaning there could be a positive association between these pesticides and incidence of diabetes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.
The impacts of racism and segregation continue to reverberate in the health of communities of color—and one of the starkest disparities is in diabetes rates.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
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.
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.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.