Some Chemicals Used in Cleaning Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Exposure to common chemical disinfectants, sanitizers, sterilizers, and deodorizers may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer.


Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants Linked With Lower IQ in Children

Prenatal exposure to a group of chemicals formerly used as flame retardants called PBDEs lowers children’s IQ test scores, a meta-analysis shows.


Study: Nearly 40% of Canned Goods Still Contain Gender-Bending BPA Chemical

Supermarkets and dollar stores are still selling canned foods containing the endocrine-disrupting chemical, BPA, including Kroger’s and Albertson’s.


Monsanto Emails Raise More Questions About Collusion and Roundup Safety

A fresh batch of Monsanto documents raise more questions about whether or not the company suppressed information showing Roundup causes cancer.


Did an EPA Official Collude with Monsanto by Tilting Research?

The EPA’s inspector general is investigating allegations that a former EPA official colluded with Monsanto to hide evidence that glyphosate causes cancer.


15 Million Americans may be Drinking Water Contaminated with PFCs

About 15 million people in 27 states may have drinking water contaminated with perfluorochemicals that come from primarily industrial and military sites.


FDA Urged to Investigate Hazards of Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging

In a letter to the FDA commissioner, Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the agency to launch a study into the consequences of using phthalates in food packaging.


200 Scientists Want Tougher Limits on Chemicals in Personal Care Products

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals are calling on the FDA to tightly restrict the production and use of triclosan and triclocarban.


In Case You Missed It: FDA is Testing Food for Glyphosate Amid Public Concern

The FDA quietly started testing for glyphosate residues in foods again after getting flak for testing for less-used herbicides.


Chemicals Banned in Kids’ Toys Found in Mac and Cheese

Phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals prohibited in toys, have been discovered in mac and cheese samples at concerning levels.


Complaints About Crop Damage Spur Temporary Ban on Dicamba in 2 States

Arkansas and Missouri have placed a temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba, an herbicide linked to massive crop damage in both states.


Is Glyphosate Making These Australian Toads more Deadly?

Glyphosate appears to be making Australian cane toads – an invasive toxic species – even deadlier, posing a threat to the native ecosystem.


Migrant Workers File Class-Action Against Monsanto over Labor Standards

A class-action lawsuit alleges that the agrochemical company Monsanto does not fair migrant workers minimum wage, and misrepresents the way it pays workers.


1/5 of U.K. Male River Fish Turning Feminine Due to Drugs in Water

Researchers in Britain have found that 1/5 of male freshwater fish in the U.K. have become intersex due to oral contraceptives and other drugs in the water.


Plastic Bottles Could Lead to a Real Environmental Crisis, Scientists Warn

Scientists are concerned that the continued misuse of plastic bottles could soon lead to a real environmental crisis.


2 Studies Link Neonic Pesticides to Bee Deaths … Sort Of

Two studies conducted in open fields link neonicotinoid pesticides to honeybee colony collapse disorder, poor bee health, and shortened lifespans of bees.


Hair Dyes and Relaxers may Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Researchers have found that dark hair dyes and relaxers increase the risk of breast cancer in different ways among black and white women.