Beijing authorities released on Friday a survey conducted last year that found 90 percent of the perfumes in Beijing's markets contain phthalates (PAEs), a chemical compound that may cause cell mutations, according to their report.
Fish in the Yangtze River contain an "environmental hormone" that mimics the female hormone and can cause sexual prematurity and breast cancer, according to non-governmental organization members in four cities along the river.
Looking primped and polished can be hazardous to your health, according to a new report by the David Suzuki Foundation that's calling on the government to do more to keep a "dirty dozen" toxic chemicals out of personal care products sold in Canada.
A decade-long battle over fears that chemicals in an electronics factory caused workers to develop cancer took an acrimonious turn yesterday, as campaigners questioned the validity of a study that said the claims were unfounded.
Armed with a fake tan, government-funded researchers have found they can get women to cut back on sunbathing. The message is an old one, despite the new looks: Too much of the sun's ultraviolet radiation will turn your skin into a crinkly patch of leat...
Bisphenol A, America's most demonized food-packaging chemical, nationally debated and being considered for a federal ban under an amendment of the food safety bill, S. 510, may be even worse than anyone imagined, a new peer-reviewed study finds.
Soy may be good for the heart, but if you're trying to keep the ticker healthy and happen to be a breast cancer patient as well, then it's not so clear how beneficial soy products may be for you.
Britain's rate of breast cancer is soaring, with as many as one in nine women affected by the devastating disease. We asked an expert to weigh up the evidence on the various theories.
In recent years, watchdog organizations like the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have released reports looking at chemicals and additives in makeup, hair and skin products.
A huge international research effort has pinpointed an area of genetic variation that is linked to developing both breast and ovarian cancer. Two studies published today in Nature Genetics separately found that changes in a stretch of chromosome 19 are...