Environmental Health Issues
It’s been 70 or more years since Air Force contractors and other industries started dumping solvents and other industrial wastes into the ground near Tucson International Airport.
Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests.
A recent report has revealed that pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart-and lung-related deaths according to the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. Water pollution was tied to 1.8 million deaths, mostly from gastrointestinal and parasitic infections. And workplace-related pollution and lead pollution also played a role, contributing to 800,000 deaths and 500,000 deaths, respectively.
U.S. government limits on arsenic in drinking water has likely averted hundreds of cases of lung and bladder cancer annually, a new study suggests.
matter air pollution increased, so did the risk of poorer kidney function, kidney disease and kidney failure.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, safety measures must be a priority for children returning to Houston and other communities affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
A new analysis has found that smoking bans help protect the health of children's lungs; in fact, anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood asthma attacks.