Elizabeth Grossman

All Stories by Elizabeth Grossman

  1. Health & Medicine

    How fossil fuel use threatens kids’ health

    A children’s health expert says kids suffer more than any other group from the many impacts of fossil fuel burning.

  2. Science & Society

    Warming turns Alaskan villagers into climate migrants

    Arctic warming is causing such severe erosion that an Alaskan coastal village has voted to abandon its shrinking island.

  3. Environment

    Laundering clothes may send indoor pollutants outdoors

    Clothing absorbs pollutants from indoor air. During washing and drying, the fabric releases those chemicals into the outdoor environment, a new study finds.

  4. Environment

    Something in plastics may be weakening kids’ teeth

    The body can confuse some pollutants for a natural hormone. Researchers in France now find such pollutant exposures in childhood may lead cells to make defective tooth enamel.

  5. Health & Medicine

    New study raises questions about cell phone safety

    U.S. government study in rats links cell-phone radiation to a small increase in brain cancers and heart tumors. Some scientists now worry about lifetime risks to today’s children and teens.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Heat sickness

    Scientists worry that increasing temperatures could combine with air pollution to up rates of illness and premature death — perhaps dramatically.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Eating breakfast — even twice — is truly the healthier choice

    Some experts argue that breakfast is the most important meal of the day — especially for keeping school-age kids at a healthy weight.