Researchers have completed the most comprehensive study to date on how a class of persistent toxins called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are associated with the gut microbiome in human children.
Scientists investigating the phenomenon of salmon die-off in Puget Sound have discovered that a vast chemical soup is threatening aquatic life, and one toxic chemical in particular is responsible for wiping out the creatures.
A new scientific study indicates that plastics in the ocean can release toxic chemicals that cause deformities in sea creatures.
New York has now banned the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) in food packaging.
A low-income housing development plus a school will be built on a toxic waste site in the area along the Gowanus Canal in New York City.
Another peer-reviewed scientific study has just been published linking air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease.
You may recall that scientific testing has previously detected glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in RoundUp weedkiller, in honey. Now, new testing methods have revealed yet another commonly used insecticide present in honey: Pyrethroids. Neurotoxic pyrethroids are one of two main groups of pesticides that contribute to colony collapse disorder in bees.
Two separate scientific studies have revealed some sobering news about the link between air pollution chemicals and serious brain harm. In the first study, higher exposures to air pollution chemicals were associated with increased depressive symptoms and subsequent memory decline. In the second study, people who had higher levels of air pollution exposure had more brain shrinkage–the kind of shrinkage commonly seen in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have recently discovered that pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating rivers. The new research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits. More specifically, researchers have found widespread contamination of rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.
Pregnant females exposed to PBDE chemicals can pass the chemical to babies in the womb and during breastfeeding. Then, when those babies grow up, they may develop diabetes–long after the time they were initially exposed.