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Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush

Triclosan is still allowed in toothpaste in U.S., but not soaps and wipes

Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical

Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report says

Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

After Deepwater Oil Cleanup in Gulf, Ill Effects Persist

Dispersant chemicals may have triggered symptoms among workers, study says

'Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air

Riders should think about toxic exposures, not just injuries: study

Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be

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

Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents

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

Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School

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

Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?

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

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

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

Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

Higher measurements seen using in-car sensors

Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

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

Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

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

Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study

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

Household Flame Retardants Tied to Thyroid Cancer Risk

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

Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

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

Kitties Absorb Flame Retardants -- How About Your Kiddies?

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

Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

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

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

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

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

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

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid

Their presence in 5 brands studied is troubling, researchers say

E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests

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

Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

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

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

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

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

Just How Safe Is That Baby Teether?

Researchers say they found harmful chemicals in 59 products

What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

Flavored E-Cig Liquids May Contain Toxic Substances

Study found lower levels in unflavored varieties when heated

Pesticide Exposures May Alter Mouth Bacteria

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

Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna

Study suggests industry emission controls may lead to healthier fish

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

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

Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'

More than half would prefer fragrance-free hotels, workplaces

Clean Home May Help Keep Kids' Asthma in Check

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

45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust

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

Chemicals in Household Dust

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

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Chemicals and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

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

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

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

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

Beware Broken Glow Sticks

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

FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

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

Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

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

Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes