Planned cover-up: Bhopal gas tragedy survivors on memorial at plant

The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy, however, termed the move to build a memorial on the highly contaminated factory site a "planned cover-up."

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Inappropriately sweet: Environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals and the diabetes pandemic

Environmental contaminants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes.


Plastic recycling could be more dangerous than you think

Efforts to end plastic pollution with recycling could leave people — and the environment — laden with poisonous chemicals, a new study has found. 

Sylvia Knight: Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

If we are the conscious, creative, and compassionate beings we are intended to be, we must deal decisively, now, to limit and stop the hidden toxins that threaten life now and into the seventh generation.

The Sperm Count culture war

Attempts to make science conform to ideology have enjoyed a long and dispiriting history. Now the practice has hit the science of sperm count decline.


Teflon and ′forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxics in your body

They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?

How pesticides are harming soil ecosystems

At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.

'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.

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.

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.

Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns

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

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.

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.

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.


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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A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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