Our consumer products can be filled with nanomaterials, but they do not show up in lists of ingredients. Credit: MostPhotos/Tatiana Mihailova Our consumer products, such as food, cosmetics, and clothes, might be filled with nanomaterials — unbeknownst to us. The use of nanomaterials remains unregulated and they do not show […]

ANIMATION Fishermen, swimmers, and seafood enthusiasts may already know the dangers of “red tides,” but a recent study in Frontiers in Climate shows that climate change is increasing the frequency of one type of highly toxic algal bloom off the US west coast. These algae produce a neurotoxin — called domoic acid — that […]

Odds of exceeding maximum contaminant levels were significantly greater for water systems in the Southwest and serving Hispanic communities. A new national study of public water systems found that arsenic levels were not uniform across the U.S., even after implementation of the latest national regulatory standard. In the first study […]

Laboratory tests of talc-based cosmetics products, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, found asbestos — a deadly human carcinogen for which there is no safe level of exposure — in almost 15 percent of samples. The analysis, published today in the journal Environmental Health Insights, calls attention to the outdated methods used […]

As adverse health effects of BPA have become more widely known, companies have turned to using alternative chemicals to develop plastic products — namely water bottles and food containers — and often labeling them “BPA-free.” University of Missouri scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and […]

Drexel researchers have developed technology to help eliminate a chemical compound, originally used in nonstick pans, waterproofing and fire fighting foam, that has become a persistent contaminant in drinking water. Credit: Drexel University Drexel University researchers show how cold plasma can eliminate PFAS in water. Researchers from Drexel University have […]