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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 03/2012

Flame Retardants Remain Widespread In Children's Products

Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

Flip over your couch cushion or desk chair and chances are, you'll see the same tag that is affixed to the bottom of many others: "This article meets ...

Japan Tsunami Debris, Degrading Into Tiny Bits Of Plastic, Could Pose Health Risk

Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

Aviation Fuel's Toxic Lead Emissions Draws Lawsuit Against EPA

Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

Last Wednesday, the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, challenging th...

Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten EPA's Air Pollution Rules

Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funding Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health

Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

FDA To Address Antibiotic Overuse In Livestock, Protect Public Health

Posted 03.23.2012 | Green

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must act on scientific knowledge that the overuse of antibiotics in food animals has contributed to the rise of ...

Natural Gas Wells Proliferation Poisoning Children's Air, Research Suggests

Posted 03.23.2012 | Green

If everything goes as planned, Angie Nordstrum's son may look out the window of his second-grade classroom at Red Hawk Elementary this fall and see a ...

Children At Risk From Pesticides, School Bans Debated

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

When they started feeling woozy barely an hour into their batting practice, Alan Gorkin and his son Tristan, then 12 years old, didn't think too much ...

Unborn Babies Face Toxic Chemical Onslaught That OB/GYNs Can Help Guard Against

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Laura Vandenberg worries whenever she hears a pregnant friend talk about painting a nursery. She gets even more concerned when she learns of a childbe...

FDA Close To BPA Decision Crucial For Health Of Poor Children

Posted 03.29.2012 | Green

UPDATE: 3/30 4:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will continue to allow bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and bever...

FDA 'Wrong' Not To Ban BPA, Health Advocates Say

Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Bogus." "Illogical." Scientists and public health advocates expressed frustration on Friday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...