It’s not just the ingredients we should be concerned about. The devices themselves release chemicals that end up in our blood and urine.
Most of us are vaguely aware we shouldn’t eat too much red meat, but why? And does the type of meat make a difference?
Millions of people worldwide are exposed via soil and water to arsenic, whether naturally occurring or related to pollution. Chronic exposure is linked to the formation of cancer stem cells.
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer convenes a panel of scientific experts to review available evidence on whether specific chemicals or occupational exposures may cause cancer.
Polyurethane foams are the world’s sixth-most-produced plastic yet among the least recycled materials.
From persistent chemicals to exhaust particulate matter, snow accumulates highly toxic pollutants. Regulations are needed to address the impacts on water supplies and the food chain.
Researchers had suspected that chemical hair relaxers might be behind racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses. A new study narrows in on lye as a possible cause for that link.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
We analysed the dust in 32 homes across Sydney, and found significant levels of microplastics. But having hard, non-varnished floors and vacuuming at least weekly might help.
Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.
The amount of alcohol you’d have to drink before glyphosate posed even a negligible risk would harm you well before the glyphosate would.
Many gyms use free tanning beds to lure in new members who are eager to look and feel their best. But this, argues Sherry Pagoto, runs against the health lifestyle premise these gyms are advocating.
Of the 49 inks tested, only four complied with the European standards. Carcinogens were found in more than one-fifth of the samples, and in 83% of the black inks.
Chemicals that form in cooked food have been linked to cancer – but the full picture is more complicated.
The evidence appears contradictory – but there may be a good reason for this.
Coal dust and oil can spread toxic chemicals hundreds of kilometres out to sea. But Australia’s monitoring guidelines do not meet the standards used in countries such as the United States.
WHO has said that processed meats cause cancer. But there are more, less visible carcinogens to worry about
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
Volkswagen’s cheating allowed its vehicles to pass rigorous emissions testing, giving customers maximum driving performance at the cost of the environment and our health.
Cancer is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences – a kind of genetic lottery where the odds are stacked by environmental and lifestyle factors.