If not properly managed, heavy metals such as arsenic can accumulate in landfills and leach into soils and groundwater.
It’s not just the ingredients we should be concerned about. The devices themselves release chemicals that end up in our blood and urine.
The action by the Environment Protection Authority follows alarming results from testing of rainwater tanks and the blood and hair of residents living near to the mine.
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.
Caracals are most likely being exposed to metals like arsenic, lead and mercury through their diet.
The mystery surrounding a forgotten marine mammal, a remote archipelago and man-made pollution.
Gamma-ray bursts occur when a massive star explodes or when two neutron stars merge. A newly discovered burst has puzzled astronomers, as it lasted much longer than astronomers would have expected.
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
Plants have evolved several ways to deal with heavy metals that might otherwise poison or kill them.
Pollution from more frequent floods and wildfires – exacerbated by the warming climate – is threatening human health and poses particular risks to the brain.
Nanoplastics and arsenic can affect some of the most basic functions of oysters.
There have been instances of heavy metals pollution in Nigeria that led to public health crisis.
Like rings in tree trunks, the layers of our teeth carry a detailed record of our growth — and reveal lead contamination is common.
Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here’s what parents need to know.
New research fired laser beams on tiger snake scales, and found arsenic was 20-34 times higher in wild wetland snakes than in captive snakes.
New research points to ‘heavy metals’ having unseen effects on a much larger scale than previously thought.
Australia has failed to ratify an international treaty to reduce harmful mercury emissions. Mercury exposure can cause kidney damage and brain impairment, especially in children.
We must stop using biosolids for farmlands immediately, especially when alternative ways to recycle wastewater sludge already exist.
Dams built to hold enormous quantities of toxic mining waste have a long history of spills. Decisions in the Pacific Northwest threaten three free-flowing rivers there.
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.