Manufacturers have been using nanotech graphene in face masks — now there are safety concerns

Canada bans graphene masks, while warnings of potential "early pulmonary toxicity" associated with graphene-containing face masks raise serious questions over safety checks and balances.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

Systemic racism and inequity has always run as a powerful undercurrent through environmental and climate change impacts.

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Pollution Shrinking Human Penises, Warns Scientist

Count Down, a new book by environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan, ties the use of industrial chemicals in everyday products to smaller penises, erectile dysfunction, and lower sperm counts. What do you think?

Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian medicine

Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of patients, mostly in Acadian peninsula of New Brunswick province. Researchers are working to determine if there is a common link to the cases or any environmental causes, including water sources, plants and insects.

When the kids started getting sick

After pressure from families, Pennsylvania has launched studies into whether fracking can be linked to local illnesses.

New science on microplastics suggests macro problems: Op-ed

With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic discarded into the environment over the past few decades, scientists are now learning that what is visible is only the tip of the plastic waste iceberg.

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Fractured: Expert, independent voices

In the course of our investigation into personal pollution from fracking operations, reporter Kristina Marusic consulted with numerous experts in air quality, epidemiology, public health and fracking exposures.

These independent scientists and researchers can speak specifically to the value of our work in "Fractured," our methodology and approach, and the science behind our findings:

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