Listeria causes serious illness and food recalls nearly every year.
PFAS can be filtered, but getting rid of the chemicals is a monumental challenge. A new breakthrough offers some hope.
New regulations for protecting water resources during oil exploration are inadequate and should be reviewed.
Climate change is colliding with old factory sites where soil or water contamination still exist, and the most vulnerable populations are particularly at risk.
Some people are outraged that human negligence will disfigure the Moon. But that’s not the main issue.
African government and international funding partners should focus on building laboratories in different parts of Africa to support plastic pollution research.
As surface water diminishes in the Western US, people are drilling deeper wells – and tapping into older groundwater that can take thousands of years to replenish naturally.
The Nigerian government must shore up efforts to stop the pollution of aquatic environments.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
The space laws designed to protect planets and moons from contamination.
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
In my 30 years of research, I keep uncovering long-standing environmental issues the mining industry doesn’t seem to learn from.
At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public’s use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it’s appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.
Unregulated and hazardous lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling plants are often adjacent to residential areas, agricultural and grazing lands.
Americans love their supplements, but some of the products are contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria and toxic fungi. The FDA has little control because of a law passed in 1994.
If you want to swim in the Yarra River, you can check the water quality to see if it’s safe. If you want to swim in the Nepean River, you can’t – and that’s a problem.
As a hospital outbreak kills nine in England, the future of food safety at least looks brighter.
Former Russian spies Alexander Litvinenko and Sergei Skripal were both poisoned – one polonium, the other by Novichok. Now that there’s been another nerve agent case, what’s the difference?