TUESDAY, May 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic communities in the United States are more often poor — and also more likely to have harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water, a new study reveals. Sources of PFAS pollution — including major manufacturers,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Toxic chemicals that develop from car exhaust, smoking and backyard grilling might increase your risk of developing the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. These chemicals are called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). They form as coal, oil, gas, wood or tobaccoContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many common household products emit airborne toxins that can harm your health in ways up to and including cancer, a new study reports. Dozens of different types of consumer products contain toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals that escape as gases and accumulateContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are abused by a romantic partner may suffer long-lasting repercussions, and this is especially true for girls, a new analysis finds. Investigators who reviewed 38 studies concluded that teenage dating violence was linked to a higher risk for additional relationship violenceContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Jobs that regularly expose you to certain chemicals appear to steadily increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new analysis reports. People with more than 20 years of exposure to some chemical agents had a 39% increased risk of pancreatic cancer, compared withContinue Reading