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Environmental Health

Pollutants, toxic products and industry activities in the environment can impact your health. See what you need to know about environmental health concerns.

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How Electric Cars and Hybrids Affect Your Health

Some worry that the electromagnetic fields lead to cancer. Learn more about how electric cars and hybrids affect your health.


Glacier Cave Explorers Hunt Vanishing Beauty, Scientific Evidence

The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers. Learn about the formations at HowStuffWorks. See more »

U.S. Gets a C- on Ocean Health

The Ocean Health Index is an attempt to measure the health of the world’s oceans. Learn how the U.S. fared in the index at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Bandicoots Survived Eons of Changing Climates, But This Time It's Different

Bandicoots go back millions of years, but climate change and humans threaten them today. Learn about bandicoots in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

There's a Big Battle Going on in the Grand Canyon

A proposed development on 420 acres of Grand Canyon National Park has got a lot of people riled up. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Secret U.S. Nuclear Base Threatened by Melting Ice

In the 1960s, the U.S. built a secret nuclear facility under Greenland's ice cap. And now that ice is melting. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

France Becomes the First Country to Ban Disposable Plastic Cups, Plates

France has banned plastic cups, plates and utensils to reduce waste. Learn more about this plastic ban in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Tote Bag Needs 21 Uses to Be More Sustainable Than Plastic, Study Finds

An upcoming election asks Californians to repeal the state ban on plastic bags. HowStuffWorks look at the pros and cons See more »

Why Lead Is Becoming a Problem in the U.S. Water Supply

Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio aren't the only towns with lead in their water. Many towns have aging water infrastructure. And that's a problem. See more »

City Pollution: A Double Whammy of Yuck

All that urban soot and dirt can come back to life when sunlight activates it. Learn about this second wave of pollution at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Waging War on Pollution, One Worm at a Time

Mealworms can digest polystyrene. Learn more about mealworms and how other organisms can help fight pollution at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »