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'These are products that are everywhere': study finds household chemicals may reduce male fertility

Exposure to some chemicals during pregnancy seems to have negative effects on the fertility of their sons 20 years later, according to a new study.
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Justice

Breaking down Canada’s new environmental law

Canada’s most important environmental law — the Canadian Environmental Protection Act — is getting an overhaul, and taking a hard look at Canadians' exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Justice

Why American food wrappers are less toxic than Canadian

Canadians are likely exposed to more toxic chemicals at the grocery store than Americans, according to a recent study.
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Toxics

Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns

Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species
Climate

Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
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Toxics

Chemicals in plastics damage babies' brains and must be banned immediately, a group of scientists says

Human-made chemicals in the plastics we use are damaging children's brain development and must be banned immediately, according to a group of scientists dedicated to studying and reducing kids' exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants.
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Toxics

Annie’s pledges to purge a class of chemicals from its Mac and Cheese

The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that phthalates, chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults, were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.

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Toxics

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw's commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical.
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Toxics

Shanna Swan: Toxic chemicals threaten ability to reproduce

In a new book, epidemiologist Shanna Swan looks at the impact of environmental chemicals on human sexuality and reproductive systems.
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Toxics

'A serious threat': Plastics we use every day are leaching hazardous chemicals, report says

According to a scientific report issued Tuesday, the plastics we commonly use contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including some that threaten human health, especially the body's endocrine system.

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Toxics

BC and Woods Hole scientists show link between ocean pollution and illness

A new study draws some jarring conclusions on the link between ocean pollution and human health.

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Toxics

New international group advocates for endocrine-disrupting chemical research, legislation

A new center devoted to the analysis of endocrine-disrupting chemicals will bring together researchers across disciplines to better collaborate and advocate for policies and legislation benefiting human and environmental health. The Intersectoral Centre for Endocrine Disruptors Analysis (ICEDA), funded by the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Canada, is a multicenter
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Toxics

The harmful chemical lurking in your children’s toys

A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
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Justice

Toxic synthetic “forever chemicals” are in our water and on our plates

What makes PFAS chemicals extremely useful—and extremely hard to get rid of—are the bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms that are almost impossible to break.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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