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Deirdre Imus, Founder of the site devoted to environmental health, dienviro.org,is President and Founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder/Co - Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. She is a New York Times best-selling author and a frequent contributor to FoxNewsHealth.com, and Fox Business Channel.

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Let's March to Stop the Violence

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 3:02 PM

We hear a lot about violence against women, both in the United States and around the world. We hear about abuse -- physical, sexual, emotional -- and the lasting effects of abuse on the victim. We hear about trafficking women and children across borders for sexual slavery and forced labor....

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The Age of Autism

(2627) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 11:56 AM

The new book "The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-made Epidemic" is shaking up the autism world. Orthodox scientists and medical groups have dismissed and even ridiculed the idea that incredibly toxic ethyl mercury -- still in flu shots given to infants and pregnant women -- could be...

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Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

(11) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 3:02 PM

People are getting fed up with the broken promises made by bureaucrats who say one thing and do another. They consistently use our children and their "future" as props to advance their agendas on a variety of issues but are equally consistent in doing "too little, too late" when it...

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Could Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Vaccines Cause Autism?

(9) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 6:36 PM

In a recent Huffington Post article, "Cracking the Autism Riddle: Toxic Chemicals, a Serious Suspect in the Autism Outbreak" (6/30/09), Dr. Harvey Karp gives credence to the theory that environmental chemicals cause autism.

Dr. Karp correctly observes, "research has mounted against a virtual police lineup of EDCs, like BPA (in...

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There is No Such Thing as Junk Food...There's Just Junk! Let's Get It Out of Our Schools

(31) Comments | Posted July 10, 2009 | 1:33 PM

It's lunchtime at your child's school. Do you know what's on the menu?

You may have heard the expression, "there is no such thing as junk food...there is just junk." But are you aware just how much "junk" is being sold at school?

Over the past 20 years, at...

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Beyond Swine Flu - Could Factory Farms Be the Cause of the Next Man-Made Pandemic?

(14) Comments | Posted June 24, 2009 | 2:02 PM

As the hysteria surrounding the swine flu begins to subside, so do the unanswered questions about the origin of the disease. While a 24-hour news cycle incessantly tallies each and every victim, few networks have reported on the possible source of the outbreak.

In a scenario we see all...

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Keeping Our Kids Safe

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2009 | 10:52 AM

If you are like most Americans, you have an expectation that our federal regulatory agencies will protect us from unsafe chemicals found in the products we use everyday. We expect our children's toys, baby bottles and drinking water to be safe.

As lawmakers remain understandably pre-occupied and attempt to get...

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On Vaccinations: Consider the Source and Follow the Money

(145) Comments | Posted February 11, 2009 | 9:39 AM

Last month, Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the vaccine industry's most outspoken activist, warned Huffington Post readers not to "risk going unvaccinated."

When presented with conflicting information on a critically important health issue I generally follow...

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Green Isn't So Fringe After All

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 3:09 PM

We have finally come to the crossroad where patriotism and environmental responsibility intersect. As a new administration comes into power, a new environmental agenda is on the horizon. And it appears that a call for a renewed patriotic spirit, "a call to service," will include the addition of the color...

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Kiss My "Green" Lips

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2009 | 11:55 AM

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The public's concerns about toxic exposures have primarily been focused on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. And for good reason. Studies continue to show how environmental chemical exposures are...

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Becoming the Essential Green You! A Resolution To Live By

(4) Comments | Posted January 11, 2009 | 7:03 PM

Happy New Year!

For millions of us, this is the time when we resolve to change some aspect of our life.
Often it's the same resolution as past promises and time and again many of us fail to achieve our goal.

As we look ahead to a challenging economic...

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To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 4:26 PM

Why should I be surprised by anything when it comes to the Presidential campaigns or the Debates of 2008? When you listen to the media analysis of the two participants and what they did right and wrong, the meaningful content takes a backseat to body language, eye contact and other...

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FDA: Another Government Regulatory Disaster -- II of III

(45) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 11:14 AM

When the FDA grants approval on products marketed to consumers, the vast majority of Americans feel comfortable that the agency has performed its due diligence and the risk of injury or harm is non-existent.

Since its inception in 1906 as the Bureau of Chemistry, however, the FDA has been...

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Warning: This Agency's Recommendations May be Hazardous to Your Health -- The First in a Three-Part Series

(6) Comments | Posted September 17, 2008 | 10:45 PM

Over the past decade, the Food and Drug Administration has shown itself to be either inexcusably incompetent, something much worse, or both.

There was a time when the FDA was considered the gold standard throughout the world in maintaining drug and food safety. Today, however, the 102 year-old agency's...

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Congress Comes Through for Kids with Cancer

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 5:03 PM

On July 16, the U.S. Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing legislation that would make a significant investment in childhood cancer research, a bill vitally important to the children valiantly battling the disease and an issue near and dear to my own heart.

Recently renamed the Caroline Pryce...

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A Timely Truth Untold... Again

(28) Comments | Posted June 2, 2008 | 5:13 PM

This week Time magazine's cover story "The Truth About Vaccines" carries an ominous suggestion... "worried about autism, many parents are opting out of immunizations. How they're putting the rest of us at risk." (June 2, 2008). Finally, a major periodical puts a spotlight on the most emotionally charged and...

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Growing Up Green! - Fulfilling a Mission and Empowering Parents for a Healthier Next Generation

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2008 | 7:40 PM

As a parent, you want to do everything right and give your baby the best possible start in life. Fifty years ago, our parents had a good understanding of their responsibilities. They were our lifeline and provided us with food, clothing, shelter, education, and of course love. Like parents throughout...

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CDC Under Siege

(22) Comments | Posted April 2, 2008 | 4:45 PM

When American scholar Warren Bennis said, "Bureaucracies are beautiful mechanisms for the evasion of responsibilities and guilt," he might well have been speaking of the current state of affairs inside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Once revered around the world, hardly a month passes without another...

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Losing Another Winnable War: "Yes We Can" Conquer Childhood Cancer

(7) Comments | Posted February 15, 2008 | 10:37 AM

If the mantra for the 2008 election is "change," then let's hope this includes a change in attitude and polices concerning childhood cancer.

February 15th is International Childhood Cancer Day, a day designated to raise awareness about childhood cancer. It is also a day when we reflect on the...

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"Spins" of Omission

(17) Comments | Posted January 16, 2008 | 6:13 PM

Ronald Regan said it best, "There you go again." Last week, while all the "experts" were predicting Barack Obama's big win in the New Hampshire primary, yet another study claiming to disprove an association between vaccines and autism graced the front pages and headline news around the country. One problem,...

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