Cancer & Environment

Whether it’s at work, at home or in nature, our surrounding environment has a big impact on our health. Take a deep dive into the correlation between cancer and the environment.


Communities downwind of nuclear testing sites bear the brunt of negative health outcomes from radiation exposure.

Running on Fumes

Planes, trains and automobiles are getting the “going green” treatment, showing promise for the future of healthier travel.

A Medical Menace

Photoinitiators are used in a variety of everyday objects—including medical instruments. A new study reveals how exposure to certain types of this chemical may pose a cancer risk.

The Pain of PFAS

PFAS are found in everyday products from makeup to food packaging and may increase cancer risk, but the U.S. has fallen short when it comes to protecting consumers from these “forever chemicals.”

A Dirty Secret

The US is the top oil producer in the world, but emerging research is finding that a push for profit may come at the expense of citizens’ health.

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

U.S. military bases across the Middle East are partaking in open air burn pits to cheaply destroy unwanted items. In the process, some soldiers are paying a deadly price.

Happy Home, Healthy You

A house is a sanctuary, but the materials used to create your home may be impacting your wellbeing. We deconstruct the toxins you can avoid to create a safer – and healthier – abode.

The Cancer-Climate Conundrum

By now, we are well aware of the destruction that climate change can inflict upon our planet. But what about its detrimental effects on cancer risk, survival and the ability to get the care you need?

A Toxic Legacy

The health effects of the twin towers tragedy are only just recently being understood well.

A Clustering of Cancer

Cancer clusters are difficult to confirm for many reasons, but once a cluster is identified, what comes next?