Three common environmental chemicals– lead, organophosphate pesticides and methylmercury– may have effects on children’s IQ in the overall population to the impacts of major medical conditions such as preterm … [Read full article]
Macedonia Town Planting 5,000 Roses to Clean Up Toxic Soil
Have toxic soil? Plant some roses. That’s what residents of a town in Macedonia have been advised to do since the lead and zinc mill that contaminated their soil isn’t … [Read full article]
What Was Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on the Environment?
The worst hurricane to ever hit the United States is still being felt today. [social_buttons]It’s been almost 5 years since the deadliest hurricane and most expensive natural disaster in US … [Read full article]
EPA to Reconsider Monitoring Requirements for Airborne Lead
Lead is a metal found in the earth’s crust. However, due to human activity such as mining, burning fossil fuels and manufacturing, it has become more widespread. Lead is also toxic. Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body over time. At very high levels lead can be fatal; but even in small amounts it can cause serious health problems, particularly in children under the age of 6 who can develop mental and physical impairments.