New study links chemical sunscreens to birth defects

US researchers have recently found a link between oxybenzone exposure and the formation of birth defects during the first trimester of pregnancy – specifically, a defect called Hirschsprung’s Disease.

Chemical pollutants at home degrade fertility in men

New UK research suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Months in South Korea

The blaze endangers the health of local citizens, contaminates the environment, and highlights the country’s growing waste management crisis. South Korea has the highest per capita plastic consumption rate in the world.

50 years later, Agent Orange toxic byproducts found in Vietnam soil

New research has revealed that toxic byproducts of the herbicide Agent Orange used by the US military continue to contaminate soils in Vietnam today.

Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested

The drink with the highest glyphosate concentration was Sutter Home Merlot, at 51.4 parts per billion (ppb). Popular beer brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite and Budweiser all had concentrations above 25 ppb.

France bans Monsanto weedkiller Roundup over safety fears

Despite the European Union’s approval, scientific studies and animal experiments showed Roundup Pro 360 … is a potentially carcinogenic product for humans, suspected of being toxic for human reproduction and for aquatic organisms.

Arsenic and Lead Found in Fruit Juices in U.S.

After testing 45 popular fruit juices in U.S., the research found elevated levels of cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic (the type most harmful to health) in almost half of them.

A study finds harmful chemicals in disposable diapers

A new study revealed a number of harmful substances in diapers, including banned chemicals and the weedkiller glyphosate, which is classified by the World Health Organization as a probable carcinogen.

Childhood lead exposure linked to poor adult mental health

Previous studies have identified a link between lead and intelligence, but this study looked at changes in personality and mental health as a result of exposure to the heavy metal.

Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides

Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Mass Die-Off of Orcas Feared Due to Chemicals Banned in the '70s

A group of industrial chemicals humans started banning decades ago could cause many of the world’s orca whale populations to collapse over the next century, an alarming new study has found.

Canada moves to ban bee-killing pesticides

The Canadian government’ has agreed to impose constraints on the crop chemicals, slowly phasing out their use over the next three to five years.

Mystery of Chlorofluorocarbon resurgence may be solved

Researchers may have found the reason for the rise in levels of CFCs in the atmosphere: factories in China that produce foam for refrigerators and buildings.

Fabric softener sales plummet, thanks to Millennials

Millennials are far more concerned about chemicals in the products they buy than their parents ever were. To them fabric softener is a big no-no, full of chemicals that coat fabrics with a light layer of lubrication.

EU chemical industry REACHes the finish line

As of midnight on May 31st 2018, data on the hazards and risks of every chemical sold in Europe is available to ensure safety.