Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult's diet and nearly 70 percent of children's diets.
Emerging research is shedding light on a startling connection between air pollution and suicide rates, underscoring the far-reaching effects of environmental pollutants on mental health.
One in 10 premature births in the U.S. have been linked to pregnant women being exposed to chemicals in extremely common plastic products, a large study said.
With a fatality rate 20 times that of COVID-19, and no vaccine, Disease X could swiftly bring humanity to its knees.
Nanoplastics that can leach into water and soil affect a specific protein found in the brain, causing changes linked to Parkinson’s disease and other types of dementia.
Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new study found. Although multiple states have legalized marijuana, the health consequences of marijuana use are not well understood.
Nearly five times more people will likely die due to extreme heat in the coming decades, an international team of experts said Wednesday, warning that without action on climate change the "health of humanity is at grave risk".
Brazil's rapid expansion of soy production has meant an associated rise in pesticide use. Researchers found a statistically significant correlation between soy expansion and acute lymphoblastic leukemia deaths in children between 2008 and 2019.
Population exposure to the synthetic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in everything from plastic and metal food containers to reusable water bottles and drinking water pipes in Europe is well above acceptable health safety levels.
South Korean scientists showerd the process through which plastic transforms into secondary microplastics. Their research reveals that continuous consumption of these secondary microplastics acts as neurotoxins in the brain.
This is the first study to comprehensively estimate the link between increased antibiotic resistance and air pollution globally.
Experiments have shown that microwaving plastic baby food containers can release huge numbers of plastic particles — in some cases, more than 2 billion nanoplastics and 4 million microplastics for every square centimeter of container.