24 November 2020
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
In a recent paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives, investigators reported associations between specific phthalate metabolites and autistic traits in a group of Canadian preschoolers, with additional evidence that folic acid supplementation during pregnancy may mitigate potential effects.
Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.
Young boys who were exposed in the womb to certain phthalate chemicals were more likely to have autism traits at ages 3 and 4, according to a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Lower birthrates are a result of people postponing childbirth into later years as well as chemical toxicity in the environment according to research.
Twenty-nine states to consider more than 180 such policies in 2020.
The European Commission will ask the European Food Safety Authority to conduct another risk assessment of phthalates in plastic food contact materials.
As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.
"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."
The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.