Small, practical messaging campaigns on pesticide toxicity can lead farmers to choose safer, less-toxic pesticides.
To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Endocrine-disrupting compounds are pervasive in modern life, from food packaging to shampoo. Research is connecting their effects on humans to risk of severe illness or death from the coronavirus.
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.
Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
Pepper spray uses a chemical called capsaicin. It's the same compound that makes chillies hot, but in a more intense, weaponised form.
We need phosphorus for life, as well as for fertiliser to help plants grow, but raw supplies are limited.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it's uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
A battery's power comes from a chemical reaction that happens inside the cell.
Episodes of reported PFAS contamination are never far from the news. Here's a run-down of what PFAS is, and why we have little reason to worry about its potential effects on our health.
You can barely communicate with your kids, but these creatures are sending complex interspecies instructions.
EPA is moving to regulate two chemicals from a group called PFAS that are contaminating drinking water. A public health expert explains why the agency should take much broader action.
The spill at Sydney's Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation facility was of a household cleaning chemical that can be dangerous if it makes contact with the skin.
Dry cleaning isn't really dry – it uses chemical solvents. Perc, the most common option, has contaminated soil and groundwater and poses serious health risks, but safer choices are emerging.
A PhD student in chemistry addresses some of the most common misconceptions about chemistry.
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
Interdisciplinary research led to the discovery that three historic books were covered in a layer of arsenic.