Phthalates have been linked to a variety of health effects in animal tests and some human studies, including hormone disruption, altered male genital development, diabetes, asthma, attention disorders, learning disabilities and obesity.
The study, which uses a new model of implanting human stem cells into mice, is the first to link early-life BPA exposure to human prostate cancer. It adds to a growing body of research that suggests exposure to low doses of the chemical alters cells and can lead to diseases later in life.
“I was under a lot of pressure, because I had to prove that the project was not just a publicity stunt,” says Jason Box, climatologist and founder of the Dark Snow Project, designed to measure the impact of black carbon on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.
A new study found that the amount of money flowing through third-party, pass-through foundations like DonorsTrust and Donors Capital, whose funding cannot be traced, has risen dramatically over the past five years.
In icy Wisconsin, where salt is liberally dumped on roads, the Menomonee and the Kinnickinnic have chloride levels in late winter and early spring 10 to 15 times higher than a federal level set to protect fish, amphibians and tiny crustaceans.
Despite the name “offset” — which can mean to “cancel out,” — it may be more helpful to consider carbon offsets as a long-term investment in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, rather than a write-off.
Mothers and children of a First Nations tribe living in one of Canada’s most industrialized regions are highly exposed to estrogen-blocking chemicals, according to a new study, which may help shed some light on why the tribe has an unusually low percentage of baby boys.
Samwel Tokore has seen countless elephant carcasses in his time as wildlife operations officer for the Kenya Wildlife Service. But he is still disturbed by what he calls the slaughter and torture of these creatures by poachers.