Svetlana Radionova, chief of Russia's environmental watchdog, sounded the alarm over a dilapidated chemical factory in Siberia.
The death toll is expected to rise as emergency workers clear the destroyed buildings.
At least 25 babies have been born with stunted or missing arms in three separate French regions since 2000.
Around 50 children showed symptoms such as nausea and vomiting after reporting a strong smell of rotten eggs in the playground.
The findings could have implications for how planets form and the search for Earth-like worlds.
The Environmental Protection Agency will not evaluate the health risks of asbestos already in the environment when evaluating the dangers associated with it, Scott Pruitt announced quietly last week.
The scientists argue that the substance should be removed entirely from the scientific literature.
The agency is gutting research focused on such products.
This is the first of two parts of a major study evaluating the potential health effects of BPA. The final conclusions won't be available until 2019.
"You can choose to go organic, you can become a vegan, but according to this particular study, you couldn't choose to be free of BPA in your diet."
(Methane + carbon dioxide) - carbon monoxide = aliens?
Chlorine levels specifically have been declining since at least 2005.
At least nine products have been pulled from the company's stores.
A 1.5 mile zone around the plant has been evacuated.
The discovery is in contravention of Syria's promise to hand over its entire chemical stockpile for destruction.
Syrian state news agency claims militant group used mustard gas on troops at eastern airbase.
Spreading human feces on agricultural fields is common practice.
Advocacy groups say there are still dangerous chemicals in use, though.