environmental health

Syngenta just funded a study on the best way to spray glyphosate

Syngenta just funded a study on the best way to spray glyphosate

So far the company is unscathed by hundreds of lawsuits that allege the herbicide caused cancer.
Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

If you’re the type who dons new digs without washing them first, there’s a chance you may pay a price for it a few days later. A red, itchy, painful price. Allergic contact dermatitis is an immune
Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

If you’re the type who dons new duds without washing them first, there’s a chance you may pay a price for it a few days later. A red, itchy, painful price. Allergic contact dermatitis is an immune
Here’s how you eat a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

Here’s how you eat a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

You might want to stay away from bottled water and chicken gizzards. A new study details all the ways we end up consuming microplastics.
The Most Toxic Place You Could Go This Weekend Might Be a Nail Salon

The Most Toxic Place You Could Go This Weekend Might Be a Nail Salon

I’m somewhat obsessed with painting my nails. About every two weeks or so, I choose a new color from an assortment of reds and golds and whip out my nail clipper, nail file, polish remover, and
These six cities have the cleanest air in the US

These six cities have the cleanest air in the US

Air like this is hard to come by.
These are the US cities with the worst air pollution

These are the US cities with the worst air pollution

California cities top the lists in all categories.
Air pollution in Europe is reducing the average lifespan by 2 years

Air pollution in Europe is reducing the average lifespan by 2 years

About 800,000 people die prematurely in Europe per year due to air pollution, many due to pollution-related heart failure and stroke.
Boomers exposed to lots of lead as kids are at higher risk for mental health problems

Boomers exposed to lots of lead as kids are at higher risk for mental health problems

Children who grew up exposed to high levels of lead are more prone to suffer from mental health issues later in life, according to a…
How to buy a water filter that actually filters out your local contaminants

How to buy a water filter that actually filters out your local contaminants

It’s very possible there are more unpleasant things in your tap water than you realize. Government watchdogs are slow to find them, and even when…
Did the Woolsey fire disturb a nuclear waste site? California says no, and a group of doctors say yes

Did the Woolsey fire disturb a nuclear waste site? California says no, and a group of doctors say yes

As the Woolsey fire tore through more than 90,000 acres of Southern California over the weekend, it scorched land at a closed-down lab where the…
In parts of California, breathing is like smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day

In parts of California, breathing is like smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day

The Camp wildfire in Northern California has burned 70,000 acres and killed five people as of Friday morning (Nov. 9). It is also producing massive…
Air pollution is making our children dumber

Air pollution is making our children dumber

It’s hard to overstate the influence air pollution has on human health. We all breathe air, and much of the world population breathes air that…
Dieselgate has Mercedes-Benz in hot water in Europe but not in the US

Dieselgate has Mercedes-Benz in hot water in Europe but not in the US

In Europe, Mercedes is in trouble. This year, Switzerland banned registrations of its diesel vehicles and Germany found emissions-control “defeat devices” in 1 million cars…