Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
It's all about the dose.
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.
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.
Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Testing new industrial chemicals is essential for public health and the environment. But animal testing is costly, and too many chemicals are left untested. A new AI tool may solve the problem.
Researchers who've created a kidney-on-a-chip explain why these kinds of devices are an improvement over traditional ways to test new drugs.
Hundreds of people have been warned after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent.
Reports about trace amounts of pesticides, like the EWG's Dirty Dozen, can leave people afraid to buy fruits and vegetables. But the hype is often overblown.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
Snake bite treatments have changed remarkably over the past 200 years. But most, if not all, made sense in their historical context.
When working with garden chemicals, always make sure you are wearing gloves. Apply sprays and dusts downwind and wear goggles if necessary. Always follow the directions.
Radon gas kills more people than carbon monoxide and yet few know anything about it.
There are more than 45,000 species of spider, but only a handful are potentially dangerous to humans.
California is the latest state to attempt to ban microplastics from consumer care products. Why these commonly used microbeads are causing major health and environmental problems.
After decades of use in some of the most well-known hygiene and cleaning products in our bathrooms and kitchens, concerns…
A recent study by the organisation Moms Across America claims to have found a pesticide at harmful levels in human breast…
The growing number of Australians illicitly using the drug clenbuterol to lose weight and build muscle mass are putting themselves…
Environmental scientists have warned the long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing…