Concentrations of mercury and pesticides in the animals that live in the polar regions are a living index of the widespread human pollution of nature.
The “zero tolerance” approach for contaminants can be seen in regulations which state that the concentrations of several known carcinogenic contaminants in drinking water should be zero.
One might hope that we could require chemical manufacturers to show that a product is safe before it is sold.
What we have created in agriculture is a massive theater of natural selection for drug-resistant mutant bacteria, which can infect humans.
When you are watching fireworks on July 4, remember that you are receiving an increment of air pollution
Environmental effects may increase the incidence of cancer in tissues that are predisposed to have a high risk due to frequent stem cell divisions.
When we cast a blind eye to the exposure of people to toxics during the disassembly of our products, we are ignoring the true cost of those products to the environment—what economists call an externality.
When there is a problem with nuclear power, it is sure to be large, persistent, and biocidal for the persistence of life on Earth
The history of lead pollution is the opening chapter in the history of human impacts on global biogeochemistry.
Seeing Bald Eagles along the coast of Maine this summer makes me think of the good things that have come from environmental science