Indoor air pollution is one of the great untold stories. It is responsible for more than a million premature deaths every year.
Outdoor air pollution – caused by industry, cars, fires and other factors – poses a range of health threats that can be felt far from their source.
Asbestos is a toxic mineral that has been banned in many Western nations but is widely used in developing countries, where it poses serious health threats to millions of people.
People can carry on dying long after the last bullet in a war has been fired, thanks to the toxic legacy of military action.
These chemicals are highly toxic environmental pollutants that can accumulate in the food chain and pose a variety of health threats.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can act like or damage the function of glands and hormones in the human body’s endocrine system.
Scientists say it is to early to say for sure whether health concerns about mobile phones are valid, but more detailed studies are underway.