The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that would set a deadline for the EPA to implement a national drinking water standard for chemicals known as PFAS.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Scientists studying climate change in Antarctica reported this week that a hole in the protective ozone layer of the Earth’s atmosphere has shrunk. The discovery of the hole in the 1980s led to a worldwide phasing out of ozone-depleting chemicals…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama reached a rare agreement with Congress on a new law to regulate toxic household chemicals. The legislation, signed Wednesday, will give the EPA the authority to vet and ban tens of thousands of substances potentially harmful to humans,…
By PBS NewsHour
Synthetic chemicals surround us. They’re in our takeout containers, children’s toys, furniture and clothes. You might think the government has carefully reviewed every chemical for safety before it hits the market. But it hasn’t.
By Mark Scialla
By Zhai Yun Tan, Kaiser Health News
A report released this week quantifies the extent these chemicals are found in American bodies.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The bill would offer new protections for pregnant women, children, workers and others vulnerable to the effects of chemicals such as formaldehyde and styrene used in homes and businesses every day. The bill also would tighten restrictions on asbestos and…
How did the United States become a nation where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled? Author and former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new book, "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food…
As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Craig Newschaffer, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel University, on the causes of autism.
The threat of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is presenting another challenge to BP's efforts to kill the leaking oil well and clean up the oil that has already leaked. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Gulf state senators,…
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