The research involved polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, which are synthetic flame retardants found in couches, carpet padding, electronics and other common household items.
Workers clearing a small garden in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled "Zyklon B" — the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps.
The U.S. government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the country.
The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found exposure to even low levels of diethylhexyl phthalate — a prominent plastic softener — during the first trimester of pregnancy could result in disrupted genital development in boys.
The lawsuit filed by the families in 2013 said that a suspected cancer-causing chemical came from the factory near where 35 children have been diagnosed with cancer and three have died since the mid-1990s.
The American Chemistry Council has asked federal regulators to extend the comment period for proposed restrictions on phthalates in children’s toys, arguing they would set an "irresponsible and scientifically unsound precedent" for future chemical regulations.
An environmental health coalition expects a majority of U.S. states to consider legislation to alter their chemical regulations this year.
An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California.
As this undercover report shows, most women entering spray tan salons are not given the protection they need to prevent ingesting DHA.
The facility — a structure several stories tall — was shattered. Crews poured water onto the structure afterward, and a fire spokesman said at midday the situation was controlled.
Authorities say a stabbing outside a suburban Philadelphia meat processing plant has left one employee dead and another injured.
Mexican officials said Monday that two worn-out bolts on a gas tanker truck broke, causing a leak that resulted in a hospital explosion that killed five people last month.
Water discharged from fracking sites in California contained levels of benzene and chromium-6 well in excess of federal standards, according to a recent report by an Arizona environmental group.
The report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel concerns diacetyl, which is used in its liquid form to flavor an array of food products, including as candy, chips and popcorn.
A potential insurance settlement could pay for projects that benefit the affected residents, like additional water testing or health studies.
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday.
A project out of a New York college is set to offer free medical-screening programs for former workers at the federal government's nuclear waste repository.
For most, the restrictions were lifted within a few hours, as the cloud passed. But a day after the blast, authorities were still asking that children, the elderly, and pregnant women stay indoors. This dash cam footage shows how the bright orange chemical cloud filled the sky.
A settlement has been reached in a $100 million lawsuit filed by businesses and residents of an upstate New York village where a toxic chemical from a former IBM plant polluted their neighborhoods.
The federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents has come under increasing fire on a number of fronts in recent days, with former employees, members of Congress and even the Obama administration calling its activities into question.
According to Chem.Info's sister publication, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, on a day-to-day basis, many manufacturers have their hands full working on their core competencies like pumping out quality products, and struggle in critical areas like safety compliance and documentation. Sound familiar?
The consumer health group says the confectioners have failed to warn its consumers of the toxic chemical cadmium in the companies' chocolate products.
Spanish authorities ordered the residents of five northeastern towns to stay indoors for some two hours after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a large, orange toxic cloud over the area.
To win, the plaintiff will need to successfully argue that fracking wastewater disposal methods cause earthquakes, and that the energy companies engaging in the disposal are liable for damages caused by the earthquakes.
Emergency responders originally could not identify the substance, some 1,000 gallons of which was spilled onto an agricultural area near Santa Paula, about an hour northwest of the Los Angeles area.