Chemical Health News

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9/6/2017
Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be

'Fragrance-free' and 'hypoallergenic' labeling is often misleading, study finds

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

8/29/2017
Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents

Researchers found lead water pipes were laced with high amounts of potentially deadly chemical

8/25/2017
Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School

Keep sanitizers, other cleaning products out of children's reach

8/25/2017
Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?

Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

8/4/2017
Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

7/28/2017
Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

Higher measurements seen using in-car sensors

6/20/2017
Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they're inconclusive

6/20/2017
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

4/12/2017
Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

4/11/2017
Household Flame Retardants Tied to Thyroid Cancer Risk

One chemical in particular was linked in study to larger, more aggressive tumors

4/10/2017
Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

4/7/2017
City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

As melting begins, chemicals can be released into air, soil and water, researchers suggest

4/4/2017
Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?

Cats test positive for harmful chemicals found in house dust, so tots might, too, study suggests

3/28/2017
Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

Leaded gasoline in New Zealand may have stunted intellectual development, study suggests

3/13/2017
'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

2/20/2017
Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the fatal disorder, early research suggests

2/16/2017
Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

2/8/2017
Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid

Their presence in 5 brands studied is troubling, researchers say

2/6/2017
E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests

Vaping reduces exposure to certain chemicals, but some still question overall safety

2/1/2017
Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

Boxes, wrappers found to contain harmful fluorinated chemicals, study contends

12/28/2016
Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

12/23/2016
Canned Food May Boost BPA Levels in Dogs: Study

They are good indicator of how exposure to the widespread industrial chemical may affect people, researchers say

12/7/2016
Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether?

Researchers say they found harmful chemicals in 59 products

12/7/2016
What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

12/2/2016
Flavored E-Cig Liquids May Contain Toxic Substances

Study found lower levels in unflavored varieties when heated

11/28/2016
Pesticide Exposures May Alter Mouth Bacteria

Study of Washington farm workers finds alterations persist after growing season ends

11/23/2016
Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna

Study suggests industry emission controls may lead to healthier fish

11/15/2016
Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

11/2/2016
Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'

More than half would prefer fragrance-free hotels, workplaces

10/31/2016
Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check

Controlling allergens, household pollutants can reduce need for medication, pediatricians' group says

9/14/2016
45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust

Chemicals come from everyday products such as furniture, carpeting, electronics and toys, researchers say

9/14/2016
Chemicals in Household Dust

Household dust contains a wide range of toxic chemicals, according to new study.

8/23/2016
Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

8/23/2016
Chemicals and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chemicals banned decades ago may be linked to increased autism risk today, study finds.

8/11/2016
Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study

Survivors of 1945 attacks lived almost as long as others and their children show no apparent health effects

8/9/2016
6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

8/4/2016
Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

7/27/2016
E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

7/4/2016
Beware Broken Glow Sticks

Contents can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say

6/29/2016
FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

6/2/2016
Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

5/18/2016
Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes

5/9/2016
Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS

One toxin in particular was tied to sixfold higher odds of developing Lou Gehrig's disease

5/2/2016
Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates

4/25/2016
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

4/13/2016
Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals?

High consumption linked to higher levels of plastics-related compounds in urine, study found

3/15/2016
Nitrogen From Fertilizers Poses Long-Term Threat to Drinking Water: Study

Signs of contamination detected 8 inches underground

3/10/2016
Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Panel Says

Herbicide was used during Vietnam War, and vets with Parkinson's-like symptoms can file claim for the condition

3/10/2016
Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add