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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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10 Common Indoor Air Pollutants

You spend one third of your life asleep. But you spend your entire life breathing. Learn more about these 10 common indoor air pollutants.


Hundreds of Scientists Call for Tighter Limits on Common Antibacterial Chemical

Hundreds of scientists and doctors are calling for stronger restrictions on antibacterial chemicals that show up in yoga mats, cosmetics, and even toothpaste.

Long-term Exposure to Aircraft Noise Linked to High Blood Pressure

The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human 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.

U.S. Gets a C- on Ocean Health

What’s behind the mediocre grade, and who gave it?

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

And it concerns a proposed development that will, depending on whom you talk to, spoil one of the world's natural wonders or build a better future for the Navajo people.

Secret U.S. Nuclear Base Threatened by Melting Ice

Codenamed Project Iceworm, the facility has been abandoned since 1967, but melting ice could become a problem for the once secret base.

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

By 2020 some will say au revoir to disposable, single-use plastic goods. Will the rest of the world follow this trendsetting nation?

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

Most people don’t reuse their totes enough to have an environmental impact, survey says.

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

First Flint, Michigan. Now Sebring, Ohio. And the problem is only going to get worse. A lot worse.

City Pollution: A Double Whammy of Yuck

As if the urban heat island effects of elevated temperatures and pollution weren't gifts enough, cities have discovered that pollution is belching back at them, too.