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Antibiotic resistance has spread to the deep, dark forest, bear teeth reveal

Bears in Sweden encountered antibiotics hundreds of kilometers from civilization

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Baltimore's sewers leak pharmaceutical pollution

A recent ecological study found that the old and leaky sewer infrastructure near Baltimore, Maryland is delivering tens of thousands of human doses into the Chesapeake Bay each year.


What happens to wildlife swimming in a sea of our drug residues?

Our rivers and streams have become a soup of hundreds of drugs — mostly pharmaceuticals — that come from the treated water released from wastewater facilities.

Vaccine makers are asked to expand safety studies on children

The F.D.A. wants Pfizer and Moderna to increase the number of 5- to 11-year-olds who participate in trials of their coronavirus vaccines to ensure there is enough data about rare side effects.

F.D.A. attaches warning of rare nerve syndrome to Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Federal regulators concluded that the risk of developing the syndrome was low, and that the benefits of the vaccine still strongly outweigh it.

Training the next generation of Indigenous data scientists

A new workshop explores the right of Indigenous people to govern the collection, ownership and use of their biological and cultural data.

Prohibited, unlisted, even dangerous ingredients turn up in dietary supplements

Consumers may think they’re safer or more “natural” than pharmaceuticals, but multiple studies show they are sometimes adulterated with medicines and unknown additives.

Desperate for COVID care, undocumented immigrants resort to unproven drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

Dr. Amy Shah: We've cleaned up our makeup. It's time to clean up our medicine

Most homeopathic and over-the-counter medicines on the market today include potentially harmful chemicals and fillers in the form of inactive ingredients, some of which are allergens that have already been banned from leading clean beauty brands.

F.D.A. still lacks a permanent commissioner

With the pandemic easing, the federal agency’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner.

U.S. COVID vaccine donations will go to 'wide range' of nations

Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa will be among the recipients of an initial 25 million excess doses that the Biden administration is sharing this month.

A vaccine side effect leaves women wondering: Why isn't the pill safer?

Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives.

Baltimore vaccine plant’s troubles ripple across 3 continents

Quality-control problems at a Baltimore plant manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines have led health officials on three continents to pause the distribution of millions of Johnson & Johnson doses, as the troubles of a politically connected U.S. contractor ripple across the world.

FDA set to authorize Pfizer vaccine for adolescents by early next week

The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.
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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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