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 • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution cognition lead-exposure pesticides childrens-health featured health-and-medicine methylmercury flame-retardants iq

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 • futurity
Dec. 16, 2019 ~6 min

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

Good news about mercury in dog food

"These results should be reassuring to dog owners."

Trina Wood-UC Davis • futurity
April 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: dogs food pets health-and-medicine methylmercury

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