Toxic couches? Flame retardants on the rise in furniture, study finds
November 28, 2012, 9:32 a.m. by Environmental Health News
The use of flame retardants in furniture has been linked to health issues in young children and pregnant women.
Slowing cargo ships cuts pollution near ports by more than half
November 19, 2012, 11:04 a.m. by Environmental Health News
With 100,000 ships carrying 90 percent of the world's cargo, air pollution is a heavy burden for people living near ports.
Great Lakes' bill of health: Legacy contaminants decline as new ones appear
November 8, 2012, 1:43 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Newer toxins and chemicals like PCB and DDT are building up in fish and wildlife, but the lakes are improving and slowly cleaning themselves up, experts say.
People in poor, non-white neighborhoods breathe more hazardous particles
November 1, 2012, 12:50 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Fresno are among the metropolitan areas with unhealthful levels of fine particles.
Contaminated culture: Native people struggle with tainted resources, lost identity
October 25, 2012, 3:20 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Toxins from oil refineries and chemical factories in Sarina's Chemical Valley are polluting vital aspects of the Anishinaabe culture.
U.S. government has little authority to stop unsafe cosmetics
October 18, 2012, 12:38 p.m. by Environmental Health News
The popular Brazilian Blowout is a dramatic example of how little authority federal and state governments have over the estimated $30 billion cosmetics industry — even with compelling evidence that the ingredients are dangerous.
Study finds lower thyroid hormones in baby boys exposed to BPA
October 4, 2012, 3:37 p.m. by Environmental Health News
The findings are especially troubling as the thyroid hormone is an important factor in a baby's brain development.