People who were involved in the rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center are at an increased risk for certain types of cancer, including prostate, thyroid, and myeloma, study findings suggest.
Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that fears about substantially increased miscarriage risks in women working shifts, long hours, and in jobs involving moderate-to-high physical workload may be largely unfounded.
Significant reductions in air pollution over the past decade have improved life expectancy across various US counties, report researchers, although they stress that optimum air quality levels have not yet been reached.
Children exposed to high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers either prenatally or during childhood have poorer attention, fine motor coordination, and intelligence quotients than those exposed to low levels, show results from two studies.
Elderly individuals living in highly polluted areas of the USA have higher levels of inflammatory markers in their blood compared with their counterparts who live in less-polluted regions, indicate the results of a study.