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Two new studies spotlight the human health effects of exposure to smoke from open fires and dirty cookstoves.
Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in the food and medical industries, causes changes in female primates' uterus development, new research suggests.
Researchers offer the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to injury.
New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease.
Succimer, a drug used for treating lead poisoning, does not effectively remove mercury from the body.
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that children living near the Kiteezi landfill in Kampala, Uganda, have blood lead levels nearly 20 times as high as the typical lead level found in US children.
Researchers have found that increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, lowering the animal's blood pressure.
Breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles called PM2.5, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Imagine a polka-dotted postage stamp that can sniff out poisonous gases or deadly toxins simply by changing colors.
ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. Dr.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.