Canine cancer rates are on the rise, and many environmentalists are blaming the profusion of lawn chemicals we use to keep our grass green and weed-free.
The research is mixed but no one doubts that the ingredients in most common permanent hair dye solutions are carcinogenic.
The glow of city lights blotting out stars in the night sky has frustrated many a stargazer, but recent studies have shown that “light pollution”—defined as excess or obtrusive light at night—can actually have serious health effects, including a potential breast cancer link.
Not only is Port Arthur, Texas a low-income, African American community—the kind most susceptible to environmental injustice—but it lies at the western end of the notorious “cancer alley” in an under-regulated state.
Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight? —Maise Alexander, New Hope, PA Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contain three key components: the […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that playing on artificial turf fields can cause cancer? If so, how can I minimize exposure for my sports-loving kids? — Melanie Witmer, Syracuse, NY Just when you thought it was safe to play soccer on that brand new synthetic turf field, it may be time to think again. Those little […]
Nitrates/nitrites, potassium bromate, parabens, BHA, BHT, theobromine, phosphates, aluminum—these food additives and others could be harming your health.