These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Shells reveal mercury, warming when dinosaurs died out

New research indicates climate warming and mercury contamination at the time of the Deccan Traps volcanism.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dinosaurs extinction fossils methylmercury shells volcanoes

Good news about mercury in dog food

"These results should be reassuring to dog owners."

Trina Wood-UC Davis | April 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dogs food methylmercury pets

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