• Lead Exposure Lowers Childs End-of-Grade Scores

    Even low-level lead exposure can decrease aptitude — the ability to learn -— on standardized IQ tests for school-aged children. Worse, research suggests that declines in aptitude occur at blood lead levels far below the current CDC blood lead action level of 10 µg/dL. >> Read the Full Article
  • Motorcycles. How Green Is Your Ride?

    Motorcycles typically get about double the gas mileage of even the most fuel-efficient cars—but that doesn’t mean they are green. According to the European Commission, motorcycles — despite only accounting for about three percent of total traffic volume in Europe — will generate as much as 14 percent of total hydrocarbon emissions by 2010. >> Read the Full Article
  • Mothballs and Flouride - Safe?

    Even though they are not as popular as they once were, mothballs are still used by many people to keep stored clothes, furniture and carpets free of hungry pests like moths. But the very ingredients that make mothballs so effective as household pesticides—namely naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene (PDB)—also make them dangerous to any person or animal who breathes the fumes or ingests them directly. >> Read the Full Article
  • EPA regulations on Mercury backed

    Removing a key obstacle to Environmental Protection Agency plans to regulate mercury from power plants, a panel of scientists has concluded that the agency was justified in setting stringent levels of protection from the toxic substance. >> Read the Full Article