What Baby Teeth may Tell Researchers About Autism

A study shows that children with autism spectrum disorder have more lead and fewer vital nutrients in their baby teeth, suggesting heavy metal exposure.


Tobacco Doesn’t Just Kill Smokers; It Kills the Environment

A WHO report details the environmental harms caused by cigarettes and by tobacco products in general, including deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.


This Is Why You Should Always Find Out Where Your Tuna Was Caught

In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.


EWG: Most ‘Safe’ U.S. Tap Water Contaminated, Anything But Risk-Free

An analysis of drinking water systems across the U.S. shows that every single zip code looked at contained some type of contaminant.


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.


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.


Toxic Lead Lurking in Baby Food? What You Need to Know

A nonprofit group found that about 20% of the baby foods and fruit juices they tested contained detectable levels of lead. There is no “safe” level of lead.


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.


Group of Senators Push for Ban of the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

A group of Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would ban agricultural use of the neurotoxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos.


“Diet” Artificial Sweeteners may Actually Expand Your Waistline

A recent meta-analysis shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, and increase the risks of serious health problems.


Nuclear Waste From Fukushima to be Dumped into the Sea

TEPCO, the company tasked with cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear disaster site, plans to dump 770,000 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.


Officials Investigate Toxins in Water Under Tennessee Power Plant

Levels of arsenic and lead 300 times the legal limit have been found in groundwater near the coal-powered Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee.


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.


Sunscreen Ingredient Becomes Toxic in Sunlight and Water

Researchers in Russia have found that a chemical in sunscreens and cosmetics breaks down into toxic compounds when exposed to sun and chlorinated water.