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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 06/2012

Lead-Tainted Kids' Shoes From China Seized At Seattle Port

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

Some 1,700 pairs of children's shoes contaminated with three times the legal limit for lead landed at a Seattle port on Wednesday. The $23,000 worth o...

Flame Retardant Industry Accused By Legislators Of 'Lies' About Lobbying Efforts

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

The television advertisement opened with a blazing fire and the words "Dangerous" and "Deadly" across the screen in bold letters. A narrator soon adds...

West Nile Spraying: Are Pesticides Leading To Toxic Exposures?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

As parents in Sacramento County, Calif., put their kids to bed on Monday and Tuesday night, a pair of planes flying overhead doused a 30,000-acre area...

EPA Challenged By Louisiana Community Over Weak Protections, Environmental Injustice

Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

Christine Bennett remembers her childhood days in Mossville, La., walking to and from school through an alley of industrial plants. "We had to cup...

Private Pest Control Companies Exposing Kids To Toxic Chemicals, Critics Say

Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

Dread Skeeter poses on the cover of the coloring book, a backpack-mounted pesticide spray gun in his hand and muscles bulging under his T-shirt. A few...

Garbage Trucks' Diesel Fumes May Be Increasing Asthma In New York City Neighborhoods

Posted 06.28.2012 | Green

A swarm of parents and kids filled the sidewalk outside North Brooklyn's PS 132 on a steamy June afternoon. Just feet away, a steady stream of large t...