A new study has found that nearly 2 million new cases of pediatric asthma every year may be caused by a traffic-related air pollutant, a problem particularly important in big cities. Equally disturbing, a second study by the same research team finds that 1.8 million excess deaths around the world are linked to urban air pollution.
Some of the military bases the U.S. is leaving behind in Afghanistan are filled with toxic chemicals that can pose serious health and environmental problems, including substances that increase the risk of cancer and other diseases.. What is worse: these toxic sites may never get a full cleanup.
A new first of its kind study suggests infants who are exposed to cleaning products are more likely to develop asthma and wheeze later in life than their unexposed counterparts.
New research examining BPA has discovered that its ability to trigger allergic asthma in some people could last for as long as three generations.
A lawsuit has been filed by flight attendants and other Delta Air Lines employees against Land’s End alleging their new uniforms are produced with chemicals that are causing them serious health problems. The class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End, alleges that the uniforms provided by the clothing company are “toxic” and causing workers health issues.
If you clean with bleach you might want to rethink that practice. Researchers have now discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
New research reveals that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical BPA are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function.
A new study has replicated previous findings demonstrating there are toxic levels of carcinogenic chemicals in nail salons and in some cases the toxic levels can be higher than those found in auto garages and oil refineries. The study examined levels of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside the air of nail salons. More specifically, the chemicals that are commonly found in nail products (benzene, formaldehyde, ethylbenzene, xylene and toulene) were measured inside of several nail salons. The study then went a step further and linked the presence of toxic chemicals in salons with self-reported adverse health symptoms of salon workers.
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