Microplastics, often produced from the break down of plastic pollution in the environment, is quickly becoming a potential global threat to human health and the ecosystem.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has long been controversial. Studies continue to show multiple potential harms, from cancer to reproductive toxicity, among others.
Most food that we purchase comes in some sort of packaging. Recently, a study highlights further concern for chemicals used in packaging that find their way into the foods that we eat.
Phthalates are chemicals used in plastics and other consumer goods. The latest research suggests numerous negative health consequences associated with their exposure.
Usually when we think about clothing, we think about fashion. However, clothing may also be a significant source of chemical exposures to ourselves and to the environment.
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known. Knowing how to minimize everyday exposures can be important for maintaining long-term health.
In the United States, around 25% of homes present risks for lead exposure. Children are especially at risk, and preventing exposure can help to protect you and your family's health.
BPA and BPA-free plastic bottles and containers are commonly sold for food and beverages. Do these plastics have health risks?