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Toxic reaction: How to clear dangerous pollutants out of your home

After tests revealed the levels of harmful chemicals in her blood, the environmental writer vowed to discover the best ways to keep her family safe.

Robert H. Grubbs, 79, dies; chemistry breakthrough led to a Nobel

He helped perfect the manufacturing of compounds that are now used to make everything from plastics to pharmaceuticals, marking an advance in “green chemistry.”

Personal Care Product Toxins 101: Everything You Need to Know

Choosing beauty products is about more than finding what will work as promised — you also need to determine whether its ingredients list is one you’re comfortable with.If you live in the United States, some…

Toxic Forever Chemicals Can ‘Boomerang’ Back to Land From Ocean in Sea Spray, Study Finds

The sea breeze isn’t as clean and healthy as you might think.Past research has found that sea spray can actually release microplastics into the air. Now, a new study published in the American Chemical Society’s…

Lower Fertility Rates May Be Linked to Rising Fossil Fuel Pollution, Scientists Find

A new study on fertility rates in Denmark finds a possible link between lower fertility rates and rising fossil fuel pollution and industrialization. Although the research identifies this trend in Denmark, it is also seen…

Banned decades ago, PCBs still posing threat to wildlife

The presence of PCBs on a lake in the shadow of the White Mountains demonstrates how heat-resistant chemicals once used widely in electrical equipment and other industrial applications continue to pose a threat to wildlife…

Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.

LISTEN: Why is it taking so long for Pennsylvania to regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water?

PITTSBURGH—Thousands of Pennsylvanians are being exposed to toxic chemicals in their drinking water. The state has been working to regulate the chemicals since 2017, but officials say those regulations are at least two more years…

As Climate Change Fears Grow, a Real Fight Over Fake Turf

A city’s decision to replace actual grass with a synthetic version sets off a conflict over the possible environmental and health risks of the move.