Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.
From shimmering cities to the dark side of the world: Stunning satellite images which show how we use light and energy. At night, London is a burning bright spot, consuming enough energy to power Ireland with its light show.
Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations 'killing 13,000 Britons a year' Power station emissions have bigger health impacts in northern England, where emissions from five major plants tend to congregate | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 20 April 2012 Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations is killing almost 13,000 Britons a year, researchers claim.
Obesity is being 'fuelled by gender-bending chemicals in toys and tin cans' The chemicals may also help trigger diabetesCalls to reduce exposure especially in pregnant women | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 20 March 2012 Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, a report warns today.
Hay fever playing up Blame the birch trees and steer clear of celery! | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 19 March 2012 Sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose — these are the symptoms that will already be troubling many millions of Britons, with the hay fever season having started even earlier than usual due to the mild winter.