Exposure to chemicals found in drinking water after it has been disinfected with chlorine could be responsible for up to 1 in 20 cases of bladder cancer across the European Union.
A meta-analysis by Hiller et al, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, suggests that spending greater than an hour a day in the sun during the summer months could decrease the risk of developing breast cancer.
A report from the Environmental Working Group shows that thousands of untested chemicals (an estimated 2,000, to be exact) are found in conventional packaged foods purchasable in U.S.
A study by Young et al, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that nail polish contains plasticizers to make it flexible and chip-resistant, but as endocrine disruptors, these chemicals–which can be absorbed into skin or inhaled–may adversely affect reproductive health, fetal development, and thyroid function.
The journal Chemistry World has published a great overall summary of the PFAS contamination problem and what is being done about it.
A study released by researchers at McGill University in Montreal revealed that steeping a single silky plastic tea bag at brewing temperature (95C) releases approximately 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics (the latter are 150 times smaller than a hair, possibly small enough to permeate human cells) made up of nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a single cup of tea.
A study by Flarend et al, published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, found that a one-time use of aluminum chlorohydrate, found in many antiperspirants, applied to the skin is not a significant contribution to the body burden of aluminium.
This study by Fraser et al, published in the journal Environment International, found that polyfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, are ubiquitous in indoor environments and suggest that many PFCs may be higher in the dust of offices than in other microenvironments.