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This common soap additive may worsen fatty liver disease, study shows

In a new study, researchers found evidence that triclosan—an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items—worsens the fatty liver disease. The study also...

Chemicals in your living room may cause diabetes, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that flame retardants in nearly every American home could cause diabetes. These flame retardants, called PBDEs, have been linked...

5 myths about single-use plastic

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to...

Scientists find new low-energy way to recycle plastic waste

When we started using plastics about 70 years ago, not much thought — if any — was given to the implications of their lifespan...

Is your drinking water toxic? This app may help you find out

Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and...

California wildfires pass 4 million acres burned, doubling previous record – that’s a lot...

When you breathe in smoke from a wildfire, you’re probably inhaling more toxic chemicals than you realize. Pollution from power plants and vehicles, pesticides, fertilizers...

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a...

Your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease

In a new study, researchers found a neighborhood's overall socioeconomic status, including income and education level, may influence its residents' risk of chronic kidney...

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before testing, Yale study shows

In a new study, researchers took daily samples from the New Haven-area wastewater treatment plant. They were able to track the progression of COVID-19 up...

Air pollution contributes to COVID-19 death in US

In a new study, researchers found a link between chronic exposure to hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) and COVID-19 mortality rates. The research was conducted by...