Tag: toxic chemicals

Contaminants In California Tap Water Ups Risk For Cancer: Here's What You Should Know

The Environmental Working Group released a report to warn about the toxic contaminants in California's tap water. They revealed that multiple pollutants could lead to an excess of 15,500 cases of cancer over the course of a lifetime.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Dental Floss Use, Other Behaviors And Choices Expose Body To Potentially Toxic Chemicals

What are the behaviors and choices that contribute to higher PFAS concentrations in the body? Among them, researchers found dental floss use to result in higher levels of the toxic chemical.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Second-Hand Plastic Toys Contain Toxic Elements That May Harm Your Child

Toxic elements that can harm children's brain and overall health were found in second-hand plastic toys. Bricks produced by a popular toy maker in the '70s and '80s were among the worst offenders.

Public Health January 27, 2018

Baby Food And Infant Formulas Tested Positive For Arsenic, Lead, And Other Toxic Chemicals

More than half of baby products, including infant formula, that researchers examined were found positive for toxic chemicals. Mainstream brands, which include Gerber and Enfamil, were among the worst offenders.

Public Health October 25, 2017

Killer Whale Found Dead In Scotland Has Highest Level Of Toxic Chemical Ever Recorded

An adult killer whale from a small group of whales in Scotland was found dead last year. Analysis of her blubber shows the highest ever recorded PCB toxicity levels in a marine mammal.

Animals May 5, 2017

Banned Chemicals Continue Hounding Ocean Life: What Are PCBs And PBDEs?

Learn more about PCBs and PBDEs, two persistent organic pollutants (POPs) recently found in alarming levels in the world's two deepest marine trenches. Where do they come from and what are their toxic consequences?

Earth/Environment February 16, 2017

High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

PCB, a toxic chemical banned in the 1970s, was found in crustaceans living in the Mariana Trench. The level of contamination in these marine animals is 50 times higher compared with that of crabs in one of China's most polluted rivers.

Earth/Environment February 14, 2017

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals In Plastic, Everyday Objects Make Americans Sick And Cost US $340 Billion Per Year

Chemicals present in plastic bottles, metal food cans and cosmetics make Americans sick and cost billions in treatment and lost earnings per year. Exposure to these chemicals, however, can be avoided.

Public Health October 18, 2016

US Drinking Water Sources Contaminated By Firefighting Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Hormonal Disruptions

Many public drinking water sources in the U.S. were found to have high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFASs. These are the places with particularly high concentration of these dangerous substances known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions and obesity.

Public Health August 9, 2016

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Release Toxic Waste From Cold War-Era Military Base

U.S. and Denmark thought the abandoned Camp Century military base will be buried deep by continual snowfall. Global warming and the melting Greenland ice sheet though may reintroduce the radioactive waste to the environment by end of the century.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2016

Toxic Chemicals In Plastic, Air, Food Affect Children's Brain Development

A group of scientists, experts and children's health advocates signed an agreement highlighting the dangers brought on by toxic chemicals in plastic, food and air. They said that these common and widely used chemicals could affect brain development of children.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 3, 2016

Climate Change Increases Amount Of Toxins In Food

Aflatoxins, prussic acid and other toxic chemicals are increasingly becoming present in food crops because of extreme weather and climate change. Learn how crop toxicity is becoming a growing problem worldwide.

Earth/Environment June 1, 2016

Chemicals Found In Nail Polish, Soap Can Make You Fat

A new study by researchers from the University of Georgia finds that exposure to an ingredient in common items may possibly lead to obesity because of its effect on the body's fat accumulation. Find out more.

Public Health April 22, 2016

Love Seafood? Pollutants In Fish May Disrupt Your Body's Defense Against Toxin

The chemicals we dump into the sea are coming back to us in the fish we eat, potentially disrupting our body's defense against toxin, a new study revealed. Experts say policymakers must think about the possible risks.

Life April 18, 2016

Fast Food Eaters Have Higher Levels Of Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates

Many people rely on eating fast food since it's convenient and practical, but its packaging may cause health problems. Researchers found that those who eat more fast food may be exposed to plastic chemicals that may disrupt hormones and cause cancer.

Life April 14, 2016

BPA Found In 86 Percent Of Food Cans Sold In Canadian Stores

In a new survey of 192 food cans from major retailers, 86 percent of those purchased in Canada contained the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A or BPA. The report also warned about the safety and dangers of BPA alternatives.

Life April 1, 2016

Chemical Found In Nail Polish Could Mess With Hormones, Cause Reproductive And Development Problems

A new study revealed that most bottles of nail polish contain a chemical that can potentially mess with a person's hormones and cause reproductive problems. Researchers are worried that most women who use nail polish will be greatly affected by the chemical.

Life October 21, 2015

OB-GYN Group Warns Toxic Chemicals Harm Human Reproduction and Health

FIGO urged reproductive health professionals to help in reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. Pesticides, solvents and similar substances are associated with stillbirths, miscarriages and congenital malformation.

Life October 1, 2015

Shocking Study Finds At Least 6 Toxic Flame Retardants in Bodies of Americans

Flame retardants were found in the bodies of Americans. These toxic chemicals are known to cause cancer, neurological disorder and other unwanted health conditions.

Life November 13, 2014

Apple bans two harmful chemicals in Chinese factory production

Apple is banning the use of two chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, in the final assembly stages of the iPhone, iPad and other products. The chemicals are said to be potentially harmful to the health of factory workers where the products are made.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 14, 2014

Toxic chemicals damaging children's brain growth more than previously thought

The rampancy of development disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyslexia in recent years has caused concerns and researchers believe the the changing environment, especially toxic chemicals, have something to do with this.

Life February 20, 2014

These six industrial chemicals may damage brain development in children, toxicology experts warn

Scientists have announced new additions to the list of industrial chemicals that can damage normal brain development. The experts fear that more children will be affected by the "chemical brain drain."

Life February 17, 2014

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