Utah's Great Salt Lake Drops to Lowest Levels After Years of Drought
The Great Salt Lake in Utah has recorded its lowest water levels since records began in 1847, due to drought.
Company Faces Almost $400,000 Fine For Exposing Employees to Arsenic
U.S. Minerals has to pay $393,200 and be under probation after ignoring years of warnings against exposing employees to arsenic.
High Levels of Arsenic, Uranium Detected in Connecticut Drinking Wells
A study found levels of arsenic and uranium in private wells at concentrations higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water standards.
Lawsuits Allege Baby Food Manufacturers Failed to Disclose Lead, Arsenic
Beech-Nut, Gerber and other leading manufacturers of baby food are facing a growing number of class action lawsuits weeks after a Congressional report claimed that their products contain potentially dangerous levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.
Trump Administration's Repeal of Clean Water Act Raises Contamination Fears
Researchers found that toxins in U.S. waterways could equate to four cases of cancer in a lifetime for every 100,000 U.S. citizens. However, some experts question these claims.
EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Polluting Arsenic-laden Waste: Activists
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
This Plant Loves to Soak Up the Highly Toxic Chemical Arsenic
Researchers have worked out how the plant is able to absorb high quantities of the substance without dying.
Beer and Wine Could Be Contaminated with Arsenic
Scientists tested beer and wine and found they contained potentially dangerous heavy metals.
Baby Food Brands With Concerning Levels of Heavy Metals
"Babies and toddlers are particularly vulnerable due to their smaller size and developing brains," said James E. Rogers, the director of food safety research and testing at Consumer Reports.
Baby Food: High Level of Heavy Metals Found
Every food tested contained measurable amounts of a heavy metal.
Arsenic Could Help Treat Leukemia, Scientists Say
It may be known as a poison, but the treatment could work against multiple types of cancers.
60 Million in Pakistan Could Be Drinking Poisoned Water
Exposure to arsenic-contaminated water can lead to health problems including cancer, skin diseases and heart problems.
Are You Serving Your Infant Arsenic-Laced Rice?
A new finds babies who ate cereal and other products made of this grain had higher levels of urinary arsenic.
In Southeast LA, Your Front Yard Might Be Toxic Waste
A battery recycling plant in Los Angeles spewed lead and arsenic into the atmosphere for decades—now poor Latinos are paying the price.
Cactus Guts Could Rid Water of Toxins
The same properties that help desert plants survive droughts can clear water sources of pollutants.
Museum Dioramas Are as Endangered as the Animals They Contain
Museums don't know what to do with their very cool but very old, arsenic-laced dioramas.
First Human Adaptation to Toxic Chemical Uncovered
People from the Argentinian Andes can metabolize arsenic more quickly than most.