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Several head and neck cancers were included among conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to toxic substances, including burn pits.
Latino and Black individuals use chemical hair straighteners most frequently, with some starting as young as 10 years old.
Mostly Black communities live among the chemical plants of the Louisiana parish, where cancer risk is seven times the national average.
Another study found that children with fatty liver disease are at high risk for diabetes.
Black women use hair straightening chemicals more often, notes the NIH study, so the findings may be more relevant to them.
PFAS, synthetic chemicals found in many common products, may be contributing to an increase in liver problems, such as fatty liver disease.
Silicone bracelets are an effective tool to gauge the amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons pregnant women inhale daily.
Pthalates in personal care products are associated with premature death from all causes.
Black people face increased exposures to toxic chemicals present in personal care products that can harm their health.
New findings showed no link to breast cancer for most chemical hair relaxers. But straighteners with lye may pose a threat.
Plastic toys expose children to chemicals that can negatively affect their health.
In “The Great Secret,” Jennet Conant shows how a World War II tragedy would eventually help in the war against cancer.
The popular weed killer has been linked to tens of thousands of cases of non–Hodgkin lymphoma.
A first-of-its-kind study finds these first responders are exposed to higher levels of toxic cancer-causing chemicals.
Mark Ruffalo stars as a lawyer who takes on a chemical giant in this movie inspired by real events.
Contaminated rice-based foods, sweet potatoes and fruit juices are among those that threaten a baby’s developing brain.
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