European Study Supports Hair Dye-Lymphoma Link

Using hair dye may increase the risk of a type of cancer known as lymphoma, a European study shows. Dr. Silvia de Sanjose of the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona and colleagues published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The researchers found an...

Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System and Brain

Exposure to pesticides causes changes to rats’ nervous systems, according to preliminary results of a project led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The project seeks to identify the dangers posed by...

Chemical in Drinking Water Causes Cancer

Growing scientific evidence suggests the most widespread industrial contaminant in drinking water — a solvent used in adhesives, paint and spot removers — can cause cancer in people. The National Academy of Sciences reported that a lot more is known about the cancer...

Toxic Living

This first-person account from National Geographic details the reporter David Ewing Duncan’s quest to identify the chemicals his body has absorbed over his lifetime. His story began a year ago, shortly after a battery of 14 blood tests to find levels of 320 chemicals...