Cancer

Roundup Lost A Lawsuit, But We Still Don’t Know If It Causes Cancer

Roundup Lost A Lawsuit, But We Still Don’t Know If It Causes Cancer

This week a jury found that a man’s use of Roundup on weeds in his yard was a “substantial factor” in causing the cancer that he developed years later. But court cases are not scientific studies, and scientists are still divided on whether glyphosate should really be considered a carcinogen.

What Is Asbestos And Could It Make A Comeback?

What Is Asbestos And Could It Make A Comeback?

Photo: Brook Mitchell (Getty) Asbestos, a fireproof, fibrous mineral, was once in all kinds of products: building insulation and tiles, the linings of anything that could be exposed to heat, and even fake snow used as a Christmas decoration. Too bad it’s a carcinogen.