Environmental Health News

Climate change is killing New England’s moose. Are hunters the answer?

Pesticides - 13 hours 32 min ago
Ticks that flourish as temperatures rise are decimating the once-thriving population. Some experts think reducing moose numbers is the best way to save them.

Microplastics plague Indian River Lagoon.

Endocrine disruptors - 13 hours 32 min ago
The crabs and oysters we eat from the Indian River Lagoon harbor tiny bits of plastic, with unknown health risks to us and to them, new research suggests.

The world's most toxic town: The terrible legacy of Zambia's lead mines.

Endocrine disruptors - 13 hours 32 min ago
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia .

Endocrine disruptors: how to read deodorant labels properly?

Endocrine disruptors - 13 hours 32 min ago
Aluminum, parabens, phthalates … The list of ingredients on the deodorant label is endless. But how to spot unwanted substances? We take stock with our naturopath who, in addition, explains how to develop a natural and effective alternative to the “supermarket deodorant”.

A big job along Lake Superior: Project to rid polluted sediments begins in historic harbor.

Endocrine disruptors - 13 hours 32 min ago
After years of planning and legal battles, a multimillion-dollar project to remove contaminated sediments from Ashland's harbor on Lake Superior is underway.

Endocrine disruptors: how to read deodorant labels properly?

Women's health - 13 hours 32 min ago
Aluminum, parabens, phthalates … The list of ingredients on the deodorant label is endless. But how to spot unwanted substances? We take stock with our naturopath who, in addition, explains how to develop a natural and effective alternative to the “supermarket deodorant”.

Appropriators mull drastic measures against wildfires.

Water quantity - 13 hours 32 min ago
A sense of urgency - and unconventional thinking - around tackling wildfires on federal land were on display yesterday at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

Could you cut out plastic from your weekly shop? One family tried.

Solutions - 13 hours 32 min ago
With fruit sold in tubs, chicken in trays - and remote Pacific islands awash in plastic debris - the McCreadies found the plastic challenge tough.

Microplastics plague Indian River Lagoon.

Phthalates - 13 hours 32 min ago
The crabs and oysters we eat from the Indian River Lagoon harbor tiny bits of plastic, with unknown health risks to us and to them, new research suggests.

Endocrine disruptors: how to read deodorant labels properly?

Phthalates - 13 hours 32 min ago
Aluminum, parabens, phthalates … The list of ingredients on the deodorant label is endless. But how to spot unwanted substances? We take stock with our naturopath who, in addition, explains how to develop a natural and effective alternative to the “supermarket deodorant”.

Number 1 enemy of bees: This parasite transmits viruses that kill honeybee colonies.

Pesticides - 13 hours 32 min ago
When beekeepers check the colonies of bees, they also check for mites in the hives. Keepers particularly look for the varroa mite, a red parasite that is about the size of a deer tick.

The world's most toxic town: The terrible legacy of Zambia's lead mines.

Mercury - 13 hours 32 min ago
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia .

UN to fund mercury-free gold mining in Kenya.

Mercury - 13 hours 32 min ago
Kenya is one of the eight countries that will get financial and technical support to eradicate mercury during gold mining and processing.

Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family's plight to find safe, affordable housing.

Lead - 13 hours 32 min ago
The Legal Aid Society sued Cleveland last week, in hopes the court will force city officials to follow state lead laws designed to protect children exposed to the brain damaging toxin, often in their homes.

The world's most toxic town: The terrible legacy of Zambia's lead mines.

Lead - 13 hours 32 min ago
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia .

Area lawyers confident in city lead laws.

Lead - 13 hours 32 min ago
State Rep. Derek Merrin’s contention that Toledo’s lead ordinance is unconstitutional would be difficult to prove, the city’s attorneys and a legal scholar at the University of Toledo say.

Microplastics plague Indian River Lagoon.

Green chemistry drivers - 13 hours 32 min ago
The crabs and oysters we eat from the Indian River Lagoon harbor tiny bits of plastic, with unknown health risks to us and to them, new research suggests.

Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government.

Environmental justice - 13 hours 32 min ago
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.

Endocrine disruptors: how to read deodorant labels properly?

Cosmetics - 13 hours 32 min ago
Aluminum, parabens, phthalates … The list of ingredients on the deodorant label is endless. But how to spot unwanted substances? We take stock with our naturopath who, in addition, explains how to develop a natural and effective alternative to the “supermarket deodorant”.

Lead poisoning lawsuit highlights Cleveland family's plight to find safe, affordable housing.

Children's health - 13 hours 32 min ago
The Legal Aid Society sued Cleveland last week, in hopes the court will force city officials to follow state lead laws designed to protect children exposed to the brain damaging toxin, often in their homes.

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