Study: Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields
June 23, 2014, 11:37 a.m. by Environmental Health News
Children who develop autism have a variety of factors working against them, and researchers cite pesticides was one such factor that may just 'push them over the edge.'
New bracelets can detect people's chemical exposures
March 7, 2014, 10:17 a.m. by Environmental Health News
The popular silicone wristbands are ideal for monitoring chemical exposure since, like human cells, they don't let go of toxins easily.
Canada's 'whale whisperer' focuses on ocean wildlife, pollution
February 25, 2014, 12:24 p.m. by Environmental Health News
With his new role at the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Pollution Science Program, Peter Ross will monitor the health of fish and marine mammals.
The weaker sex? Male vulnerabilities challenge a stereotype
February 18, 2014, 11:19 a.m. by Environmental Health News
The human male's problems start in the womb due to a complicated fetal development and continue into boyhood with a weakened immune system.
Meth in London? Ecstasy in Oregon? Sewage pinpoints drug use in communities
January 24, 2014, 12:31 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Scientists, increasingly able to detect minuscule amounts of compounds, have begun to test sewage to gauge communities’ use of illegal drugs.
Antibiotic resistance spreads to birds, other wildlife
November 5, 2013, 12:12 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Researchers fear that we may enter a 'post-antibiotic era' where otherwise 'routine infections become life-threatening.'
As people live longer, threats to wildlife increase
October 31, 2013, 3:58 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Human activity has spurred more changes in biodiversity in the past 50 years than in the 'whole of prior recorded human history,' according to a new study.
Women living near pesticide-treated fields have smaller babies
September 19, 2013, 2:38 p.m. by Environmental Health News
The slightly smaller babies have not shown the health effects associated with low weight babies like developmental delays and learning problems.