Antibiotic use in babies linked to allergies, asthma and other conditions, study finds

Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life, a new study finds.
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FDA announces limit on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals

The Food and Drug Administration's guidance comes eight years after Consumer Reports first went public with the problem of the potentially dangerous presence of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals.


Air pollution tied to hypertension in pregnant women: Study

High blood pressure is one of the most-common health issues women develop during pregnancy. New research shows that air pollution in high-traffic areas increases the risk.

Toxic chemicals and risks to infants: what to know and what you can do

Exposure to potentially toxic substances that are part of modern life only adds to the many anxieties of parenting. Here's what action you can take.


ASD risk higher with prenatal exposure to pesticides

Prenatal exposure to common agricultural pesticides is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


How climate change hurts kids’ health

More severe storms, rising sea levels and temperatures will affect all of us in one way or another.


Babies born to older dads may have a higher risk of health problems

Babies born to older fathers may be more susceptible to health problems including preterm birth, low birth weight and breathing problems.


State launches program to test day cares for radon gas

When you send your children to day care or school, you expect them to breathe in healthy air.

Cars barred on south-east London roads to curb pollution

Cars will be banned from roads around four south-east London schools in a trial scheme to curb pollution.


Climate change worsens pollution’s effects.

The damage small-particulate pollution does will be more severe on a warmer planet.


Anna Morgan-Hayes: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will never remember a summer night of roasted marshmallows over a roaring campfire.


Fuming residents are fighting back against a neighboring oil refinery

As this Houston neighborhood stews in a witches’ brew of toxic chemicals, locals are taking a stand.

Robotic bear Toxic Toby warns pedestrians about smog

When the air quality gets bad, Toxic Toby starts coughing.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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