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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 05/2012

Toxic Environmental Exposures Could Cause Reproductive Harm Across Generations, Study Suggests

Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

The environment in which your great-great-grandmother lived, breathed, ate and drank might be responsible for health problems endured by you, your chi...

Air Pollution, Asthma Burden Unevenly Shared Among U.S. Children

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Kellen Bolden was only 10 years old when an asthma attack took his life, but his mom still remembers him as a "little man" with big aspirations. Ke...

Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through Environment, Threatens Modern Medicine

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...

Coal Exports From Pacific Northwest Could 'Poison' People From Wyoming To China, Warn Opponents

Posted 05.11.2012 | Green

"Black lung. Asthma. Cancer. Emphysema" -- masks marked with conditions often attributed to coal were scattered among the faces of a Portland, Ore., c...

Supermoms Against Superbugs Targets Antibiotic Use On Farms As Factor In Drug-Resistant Infections

Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

Everly Macario recalls the "primal shriek" her son released one fateful April morning in 2004. By the end of the day, Simon Sparrow, who had not yet t...

Lead Poisoning Threshold Lowered By CDC, Five Times More Children Now Considered At Risk

Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

The number of children considered at risk of lead poisoning jumped by more than five-fold on Wednesday, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

'Symphony Of The Soil': New Documentary Connects Soil Health To Human Health

Posted 05.18.2012 | Green

Jack Algiere has no qualms about letting his kids eat their veggies straight out of the ground from the fields and greenhouses he manages in Pocantico...

National Stroller Brigade: Moms Descend On Congress To Urge Toxic Chemical Reform

Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

Christine Nienstedt is a fairly typical mom. Her time is stretched thin between work and her kids' soccer games -- and navigating the array of toxic c...

Autism's Rising Rates Increasingly Blamed On Toxic Chemicals

Posted 05.24.2012 | Green

While pregnant with her son Edgar, Melissa Wolfe followed the lead of many a cautious woman before her. She took prenatal vitamins and ate organic veg...

Peanut Butter, Other Fatty Foods Found To Contain Fire Retardants In Recent Survey

Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Nothing says "lunch time" to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst t...