Toxicology

Warning: Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Nearly Half of Household Dust Samples Tested

Warning: Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Nearly Half of Household Dust Samples Tested

Chemicals commonly used in smartphone, television, and computer displays were found to be potentially toxic and present in nearly half…

December 10, 2019

Lethal Neurotoxins Are Tested on Animals – Now Scientists Have Invented an Animal-Free Method

Animal testing will no longer be required to assess a group of deadly neurotoxins, thanks to University of Queensland-led research.…

October 29, 2019

The Science of Breaking Bad: Was Meth Cooked Inside Your House? [Video]

The highly anticipated Breaking Bad movie El Camino storyline focusing on drug production is more relevant than ever — with…

October 8, 2019

Attempted Suicide by Self-Poisoning in Youth Often Involves Common OTC Medications

Rural areas experience a higher rate of reported cases, as well as a higher rate during school months. A new…

October 6, 2019

Researchers Reveal How Chronic Inflammation Can Lead to Cancer

New research from MIT reveals how the immune system can create cancerous DNA mutations when fighting off infection. Chronic inflammation…

August 11, 2015

Study Shows Nanoparticles in Consumer Products Can Damage DNA

Using high-speed screening technology to analyze DNA, a newly published study found that nanoparticles commonly added to consumer products can…

April 9, 2014

Researchers Uncover Mode of Action of New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute and the University of Lübeck have uncovered the mode of action for dimethyl fumarate,…

April 7, 2014

Yale Researchers Find Hope for Safe and Novel Painkillers from Tarantula Venom

Yale researchers find new hope for safe and novel painkillers from the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula. Screening…

February 17, 2014

US EPA Will Try to Monitor Hormone-Like Substances

The US EPA is initiating a new effort to see whether low doses of hormone-mimicking chemicals can harm human health…

December 17, 2012

Exposomics Looks to Tie Environmental Exposure to Biological Triggers of Disease

European researchers are going to monitor thousands of people by giving them smartphones, which will record the chemicals to which…

December 1, 2012

Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned

Flame retardant chemicals, which are designed to slow household fires from burning through homes, have been found in worrisome quantities…

November 29, 2012

Swallows & Homing Pigeons Monitor Environmental Factors

A new study indicates that nesting birds that feed on insects that hatch in lake or stream-bed sediments make good…

November 20, 2012

Blood-Thinning Rodenticide is Killing Birds

Canada and the US have started to restrict the use of rodent poisons based on blood thinners, as new research…

November 15, 2012