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Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

Apr 22, 2019
Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents and found that no two wristbands had identical chemical detections – but the same 14 chemicals were detected in more than 50 percent of the wristbands.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Insects and spiders out to find shelter for winter

Oct 12, 2018
The insects trying to get into homes aren't going to hurt humans or houses.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Answers to 3 common compost problems

Aug 27, 2018
If treated right, billions of microorganisms turn garden debris into black gold.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

Nov 8, 2017
An annual inspection helps keep house in top shape

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Defects linked to benzopyrene exposure passed down generationally in zebrafish

Jun 13, 2017
Result sheds light on effects of chemical associated with air pollution

By Chris Branam | News Story

OSU study: Silicone breast implants may absorb harmful pollutants from body tissues

Oct 15, 2015
Implants can be a long-term record of chemical exposure, says researcher

By Gail Wells | News Story

Common chemicals may act together to increase cancer risk, study finds

Jul 20, 2015
Scientists studied 85 chemicals not considered to cause cancer

By Gail Wells | News Story

OSU scientists develop improved way to assess cancer risk of pollutants

May 8, 2015
Better way to gauge cancer risk from pollutants

By Gail Wells | News Story

OSU study suggests reducing air-polluting PAHs may lower levels of lung cancer deaths

Jul 2, 2013
High emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be linked to lung cancer deaths in the United States and countries with a similarly high socioeconomic rank, including Canada, Australia, France, and Germany, according to a study by Oregon State University.

News Story

OSU hunts for dioxin substitutes to fight autoimmune diseases

Jan 15, 2010
Scientists at Oregon State University are hunting for substitute chemicals for a toxic dioxin to fight diseases that are triggered by haywire immune systems attacking the body.

By Tiffany Woods | News Story