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Hundreds reported abnormal menstruation after exposure to tear gas, study finds

A scientific paper expands on social media reports of sudden onset of periods, spotting and other menstrual peculiarities during last summer’s protests in Portland, Ore.
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NY lawmakers consider ban of flame retardants in consumer products

A bill in the New York state Senate aims to ban flame retardant chemicals in furniture. electronics, and other consumer products because of concerns over their safety.
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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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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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Why California’s first-in-world plan to monitor microplastics in drinking water matters

Every one of us, even unborn fetuses, are continually exposed to microplastics that have become such ubiquitous global environmental pollutants that they now contaminate the everyday air, food, and water we take in.

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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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On Canada's East Coast, researchers look for plastic — and a new way to do science

Emerging research on microplastics suggests they can leak harmful chemicals into the environment. On the East Coast, one researcher is working to understand the impact of these tiny particles — and reckoning with science's colonial legacy at the same time.
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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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Seabird patrols to self-healing buildings: The 15 conservation stories to watch in 2021

In their latest scan of emerging global biological conservation issues, experts assess the 15 most urgent risks society needs to address.

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Midwest Center sensors find potentially hazardous pesticides near schools, parks and homes

For one year, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting periodically sampled for pesticide drift in five locations surrounded by agricultural fields in Central Illinois, where large numbers of corn and soybeans are planted.

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'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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What will 2021 bring in the world of conservation?

If it did nothing else, the emergence of COVID-19 a year ago underscored for all of us the importance of anticipating and preparing for — and, as appropriate, steering the course of — things that might happen in the future.

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WATCH: Top scientists explain how small exposures have a huge impact

Understanding of the relationship between chemicals and pollutants and reproductive health is advancing rapidly—and now you can have access to leading experts to stay on top of the latest science and ways to improve your health.

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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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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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