- Hydroxylated Polybrominated Biphenyl Ethers Exert Estrogenic Effects via Non-Genomic G Protein–Coupled Estrogen Receptor Mediated Pathways
Introduction Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been and are currently used as flame retardant additives in a variety of industrial and consumer products such as plastic materials and textile fabrics (Li et al. 2017). As a result of such widespread use, PBDEs are thought to be ubiquitously present in human biological samples; in support of this […]
- White House feared PR ‘nightmare’ over agency’s stricter chemical limits, emails show
Matt Rourke / AP Photo The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. Two types of perfluorocarbons, which have been linked to health problems, were found nearby at levels exceeding recommended limits set by the Environmental Protection […]
- Climate change, pipelines, severance tax: Where the GOP gubernatorial candidates stand
AP Photo/Matt Rourke Candidates from left, seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, Pennsylvania Sen. Scott Wagner R-York County, Laura Ellsworth and Paul Mango. Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth, Pittsburgh businessman Paul Mango, and state Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York County) are running for the Republican nomination to oppose […]
- Prenatal Phthalates, Maternal Thyroid Function, and Risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort
Introduction There is growing concern that phthalate exposures, particularly during the prenatal period, may have an impact on child neurobehavioral development (Bennett et al. 2016). Prenatal exposure to phthalates has been associated with both externalizing (Engel et al. 2010; Kobrosly et al. 2014; Lien et al. 2015) and internalizing (Engel et al. 2010; Whyatt et al. 2012) behaviors using validated behavioral […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.