- EU agency sets limit on PFAS in foodon September 22, 2020 at 4:59 pm
The latest recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), released Sept. 17, set a limit for combined exposure to 4 PFAS of 4.4 ...
- Long-banned toxics are still accumulating in Great Lakes birds—as new chemical threats emergeon September 22, 2020 at 11:25 am
Decades ago several bird species in the Great Lakes—including the iconic bald eagle—faced an uncertain future because toxic chemicals...
- As wildfire smoke permeates even indoors, is government doing enough to respond?on September 22, 2020 at 10:47 am
There is a global effort to understand what's in tiny bits of wildfire ash, and what they can do to human bodies and the environment.
- This new plan could save monarch butterfly migration routeson September 22, 2020 at 10:33 am
The plan has landowners along the route commit to restoring and creating millions of acres of pollinator habitat that have been decimated by land...
- Colorado testing fish for PFAS in new push to prevent harm from "forever chemicals"on September 21, 2020 at 11:24 pm
Efforts to contain PFAS reflect growing concerns about unregulated contaminants degrading groundwater, soil and drinking water.
- The problem with recycling? One word: Plasticson September 21, 2020 at 11:24 am
No matter how well we sort, much of what we throw away cannot be reused.
- Ginsburg left a long environmental legacyon September 21, 2020 at 11:21 am
Ginsburg was also a reliable vote over the decades in favor of environmental protections.
- ‘This does not look good for children': Fires pose risk to young lungson September 21, 2020 at 11:20 am
The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it bu...
- Testing children for lead down during COVIDon September 21, 2020 at 11:19 am
Families are skipping well-child visits to pediatricians, who say that could pose major health risks like missing lead poisoning.
- Pollution health dangers as seen in 1960son September 21, 2020 at 10:06 am
“Darkening Day” features movies that were made to be watched in schools, libraries and noncommercial venues.
- Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxicson September 18, 2020 at 11:27 am
The coronavirus has changed just about every routine in our lives, cleaning and disinfecting now among them. The rational fear of SARS-CoV-2 (COV...
- Water insecurity causes psychological distress for Americans, study findson September 18, 2020 at 11:24 am
Unaffordable water bills and the threat of disconnection causes significant psychological distress for Americans, according to a new study.
- How will state parks survive 2020?on September 18, 2020 at 10:58 am
In an unprecedented year of pandemic and natural disasters, cash-strapped state parks now face funding cutbacks.
- Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicalson September 17, 2020 at 11:26 am
This investigation is a cross-border collaboration between The Narwhal and Environmental Health News.Workers at a steel plant on the Canada-U.S. ...
- In a dry state, farmers use oil wastewater to irrigate their fields, but is it safe?on September 17, 2020 at 11:24 am
A recent study found chemical concentrations in the wastewater met safety standards in one California county. Activists say more testing is neede...
- Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff'on September 17, 2020 at 11:23 am
Scientists calculate how many tiny fibres our polyester and nylon garments lose in the wash.
- Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Priscilla Machado: The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they're really bad for our healthon September 17, 2020 at 10:39 am
We looked at 37 studies which show eating ultra-processed foods is bad for our health. So why are we eating more of them than ever before?
- As wildfire smoke becomes a part of life on the West Coast, so do its health riskson September 17, 2020 at 10:17 am
Wildfires are causing record amounts of smoke to settle over West Coast states, leading to new habits and health problems.
- How America’s air pollution might be spiking COVID-19 deathson September 16, 2020 at 11:18 am
Places like Louisiana and New York, where certain industrial factories are prevalent, are experiencing higher COVID-19 death rates.
- Lego is replacing its clear plastic bags with recyclable paperon September 16, 2020 at 10:50 am
The company wants its packaging to be sustainable by 2025, so the crinkly bags have got to go.