Sunflowers that love heavy metal

Sunflowers take up uranium twice or even three times better than their maize and soybean counterparts, making them a top 'clean crop' for removing toxic metals from the environment.

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

Fetal and early childhood exposures to industrial chemicals in the environment can damage the developing brain and can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs)-autism, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and mental retardation

Glass fibre predicts uptake in earthworms

Dutch researchers have discovered that glass fibres absorb the same types and quantities of toxic substances from damp soils as earthworms

Protein protects brain against compound in lead poisoning, liver disease

Scientists have discovered that a protein known as PEPT2 protects the brains of mice from a naturally occurring but potentially toxic compound present in lead poisoning

Chemists detect toxic emissions linked to catalytic converters in US

A study shows that for the first time, toxic metals emitted from automotive catalytic converters have been detected in urban air in the United States.

Toxic substances when cooking fats and oils?

Consumers' food health and safety may be affected by the presence of micro-organisms and toxic substances in foodstuffs.

Are New Functional Medical Disorders A Manifestation Of Environmental Toxicity?

In recent years there has been the emergence of a number of new illnesses that are attributed to environmental factors

Effects of Airborne Pollutants on Mucociliary Clearance

The pollutants pertinent to this review are those that are common in the environment and most likely to have impacts on large numbers of people: sulfur oxides, sulfuric acid mist, 08, NO2, particulates, diesel exhaust, and cigarette smoke.

Toxicology as a nanoscience? – Disciplinary identities reconsidered

Toxicology is about to establish itself as a leading scientific discipline in addressing potential health effects of materials on the nanosize level.

Combustion-derived nanoparticles: A review of their toxicology following inhalation exposure

This review considers the molecular toxicology of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNP) following inhalation exposure.

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of the Components of Gasoline

The reproductive, developmental, and postnatal toxicity of 14 select chemicals and mixtures that are components of gasoline has been reviewed.

Neurotoxic Effects of Gasoline and Gasoline Constituents

This overview was developed as part of a symposium on noncancer end points of gasoline and key gasoline components.

Retrospective study of toxic metal analyses requested at a veterinary diagnostic toxicology laboratory in Ontario (1990-1995)

Trends in species affected and sources of metals are discussed.

Overcoming obstacles in nanotoxicology

Toxicological aspects of nanoparticles were discussed as well as the problems that arise when nanoparticles are subjected to toxicological testing.

Overview of Inhalation Toxicology

The development of inhalation toxicology as a distinct discipline can be traced back well over one hundred years.

Acid-loving microbe may be a key to mine pollution

A newfound microbe that eats iron and lives in acid-drenched conditions has been identified as a chief suspect in the environmental damage caused by metal ore mining.

Lead-contaminated calcium supplements pose small but avoidable risk

Many calcium supplements contain small but detectable levels of lead, needlessly boosting consumers' exposure to the toxic heavy metal,...

Selenium: an insidious and persistent toxin

The long-term effects of selenium on aquatic wildlife

Research shows high doses of acetaminophen clear rapidly and consistently from bloodstream

Acetaminophen, the medicine in Tylenol®, clears rapidly and completely from the bloodstream even in doses as high as twice the daily recommended dose, according to new research

Modifications render carbon nanotubes nontoxic

Rice team mitigates toxicity of tiny cylinders with chemical changes