Environmental Health News

Environmental Health News

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks.

17 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. more...

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

21 October 2017, Environmental Health News
An industry insider helps call the shots. more...

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

19 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods. more...

Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge.

16 October 2017, Environmental Health News
Wild poliovirus clings to a tenuous existence in areas like those haunted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, where eradication is costly, dangerous, and urgent. more...