Let's be honest, a LOT of things can supposedly give you cancer, especially considering that cancer is nothing more than mutated cells forgetting where they are supposed to be. Radiation, toxins, and even inflammation can all screw with the natural order of things. Now, researchers are adding a new item to the ever-growing list of carcinogens: amber food coloring.
We've seen it in the movies: a man-eating carnivore staring down its prey while saliva drips from its fanged mouth. Now, new research says this isn't exactly accurate, as it's not the smell or sight of prey that gets a hunter drooling. Instead, it's a chemical in blood that carnivores find mouth-watering.
China suffers from a relatively unique problem. Some cooking establishments use waste oil, called "gutter oil," in their cooking. This is a potentially dangerous practice, and officials have been struggling to figure out how they can better monitor this problem. Now, researchers believe they have the solution.
As the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, grows in this country, scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential health risks some of these toxic fracking fluids pose to mammals, a new study describes.
The discovery of intersex fish in three of Pennsylvania's rivers has prompted the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants, a department spokeswoman said.
The Western Amazon, an area of unparalleled biological and cultural diversity, may have been contaminated by widespread oil pollution over the last 30 years, according to a new study.
Be careful when prepping your pool for this Summer season. Nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in the United States are caused by pool chemicals annually, a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds.
An explosion rocked the Earth and Space Science building at Stony Brook University in New York, Thursday afternoon, the university reports.
The latest research shows chemicals from gasoline, vehicles exhaust, lawn equipment, smoking, and charred food increase the risk of breast cancer in women.
People who regularly work with "safe" solvents such as paint or degreasers face an increased risk of thought and memory problems as they age, according to a recent study.