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We investigate, publish and curate journalism on a range of environmental health topics. Our original news is distributed through EHN, EHN en Español, and our various daily newsletters, such as Daily Climate. Dedicated to driving good science into public discussion and policy, our newsroom produces compelling journalism that calls out injustices, points to solutions, and spurs action that leads to quantifiable, sustainable improvements to our health and environment.

Latest News

  • by Cami Ferrell
    HOUSTON – Texas has more chemical disasters than any other state, according to the chemical incident database from the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters. A recent report created using the database suggests that a chemical incident — such as a spill, an emission leak or an explosion — occurs every other day in the U.S. […]
  • by Shannon Kelleher
    This story was originally published in The New Lede, a journalism project of the Environmental Working Group, and is republished here with permission. Two Texas farm families have seen their health decline, their pets and livestock sickened and killed, their water poisoned and and their property values wiped out due to high levels of chemical […]
  • by Cami Ferrell
    Texas sufre más emergencias químicas que otros estados, según la base de datos de Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters. Un reporte reciente, basado en información de la base de datos, sugiere que un incidente con sustancias químicas – como una fuga de emisiones, derrame de químicos o explosiones –- ocurre cada dos días en Estados […]
  • by Tatum McConnell
    Lisa Nurnberger was reviewing materials for a report on communities impacted by ethylene oxide, a typical task as media director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, when she spotted her hometown on the list. She lived less than three miles from two spice fumigation facilities owned by Elite Spice that were emitting carcinogenic ethylene oxide […]
  • by Kimberly Garrett
    Oklahoma Senate Bill 1812 was introduced in January 2024 and proposes wastewater monitoring requirements for urinary metabolites of nine chemicals: benzophenone, bisphenol A (BPA), estrone, ethinylestradiol, musk ketone, pregnanediol, testosterone, tonalide and mifepristone. Some of these are endocrine-disrupting chemicals associated with plastics, cosmetics and food additives. Most are naturally-produced steroid hormones. Ethinylestradiol, for example, is […]
  • by Reid Frazier
    This article originally published at The Allegheny Front and is republished here with permission. After the Norfolk Southern train derailment, Candice DeSanzo and her family spent months away from their home in East Palestine, Ohio, because being at home made them feel sick – swollen throats, burning eyes, rashes, nosebleeds.Every time they came back to […]
  • by EHN Editors
    Researchers found chlormequat — a little-known pesticide with potential health impacts — in 77 out of 96 people tested, according to a new study. The study, led by scientists at the Environmental Working Group and published today in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, is one of the first in the U.S. to […]
  • by EHN Editors
    Dr. Mike Anastario joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss his work in the corn and sorghum fields of El Salvador, where he seeks to understand the relationship between workers and the land and how farm chemicals could be harming them.Anastario, an assistant professor of health sciences at Northern Arizona University, […]
  • by Johnathan Hettinger
    This story was originally published in The New Lede, a journalism project of the Environmental Working Group, and is republished here with permission. Dealing a blow to three of the world’s biggest agrochemical companies, a U.S. court this week banned three weed killers widely used in American agriculture, finding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]
  • by EHN Editors
    Policymakers in 36 states will consider more than 450 bills that deal with toxic chemicals in 2024, according to a new analysis of anticipated state legislation from Safer States.Safer States is a national alliance of environmental organizations aimed to protect people from harmful chemicals. Most of the anticipated bills in their new report will deal […]
  • by Cami Ferrell
    BAYTOWN, Texas — Exxon’s Baytown complex in the Houston-area has the third largest oil refinery in the U.S. and is requesting permit renewal for its olefins plant despite repeated violations to the Clean Air Act. Exxon’s renewal permit needs to be approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) every five years. The renewal […]
  • by Julie Grant
    This article originally published at The Allegheny Front and is republished here with permission. It’s been nearly a year since a massive Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, by the Pennsylvania border, that released toxic chemicals into the community.In the first weeks afterward, doctors and health officials provided clinical assistance to residents who […]