Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain
Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain
Evidence is accumulating that breathing contaminated air might impair cognition.
Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain
Infographic: How Air Pollution Could Affect the Brain

Evidence is accumulating that breathing contaminated air might impair cognition.

Evidence is accumulating that breathing contaminated air might impair cognition.

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Air Pollution May Damage People’s Brains
Air Pollution May Damage People’s Brains
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2019
Contaminants in the atmosphere appear to have harmful effects on neurodevelopment and cognitive function.
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2019
Researchers say the Open Agricultural Initiative promoted a high-profile project with misleading claims, and documents show it violated state environmental regulations.
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Emma Yasinski | Sep 3, 2019
Firefighters who didn’t develop obstructive airway disease after the World Trade Center attacks had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other factors that hint at possible protective effects of diet.
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Catherine Offord | May 7, 2019
FDA researchers report that multiple active ingredients wind up in users’ bloodstream and recommend toxicology testing to investigate the clinical significance of the findings.
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 
Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors Drops Diabetes Risk: Study
Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors Drops Diabetes Risk: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2016
Based on epidemiological data, researchers estimate that reducing exposures to certain environmental chemicals could drop people’s chances of developing the disease.
CDC to Track Algal Blooms
CDC to Track Algal Blooms
Bob Grant | Jun 23, 2016
The federal agency launches a new system to collect nationwide data on outbreaks of harmful algae and associated health problems.
Animal-Free Toxicity Testing
Animal-Free Toxicity Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 26, 2016
Scientists debut a system that can quickly test the toxicity of thousands of compounds in vitro.