US epidemiologists have pinpointed the largest reported cluster—416 cases—of advanced black lung disease, caused by inhalation of coal and silica dust in coal mines, in 3 clinics in central Appalachia.
Poor sanitation is linked to child mortality and stunted growth in low-income communities. WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions are implemented to improve child health outcomes but, until recently, their impact had not been evaluated. A new study found that…
Air pollution is a worrisome fact of life throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East, but in places like Delhi, India—where it may be responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths each year—worry has escalated to crisis.
Environmental concerns climbed higher on the list of top risks outlined by business and political leaders surveyed ahead of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland next week.
Aging infrastructure increasingly ushers pharmaceutical pollution into urban waterways. Its impact on aquatic ecosystems is largely still a mystery—but new research sheds some light.
The WHO and UN Environment have united to fight environmental health risks that kill 12.6 million people per year.
Chemical byproducts from pharmaceuticals flow into the ocean, largely unregulated and unchecked by wastewater treatment plants.
No, this is not a Saturday Night Live sketch.Health trendsters really ARE shelling out $6 a gallon for unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized water that could lead to water-borne illnesses, Ars Technica reports.
Over 50 years after a disastrous blowout, a Netherlands natural-gas reserve still leaks methane into nearby aquifers.
Mothers living near fracking sites are more likely to give birth to unhealthy babies.