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Breathe Easy with These Green Cleaning Tips

Mel Walsh | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

You have a matched pair, all pink and pretty, and I want you to keep them that way. I'm talking about your lungs, your portable oxygen tanks.

Our Families Deserve Clean Air

Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton

As a pediatric pulmonologist I see the burden faced by families due to asthma on a daily basis. The emotional, physical, and economic costs are overwhelming.

How Long Will We Let Them Poison Our Kids?

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Right now, I'm thinking about all those little kids -- especially in poor neighborhoods -- who want to play outside this summer, but can't, because the air is too dirty or their lungs are too weak. And I just can't make sense of a country that would trade children's lives for corporate profits.

Rally Held at City Hall to "Dump the Dump"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

Why the rally? Because this year the city has plans to demolish the East 91st Street Garbage Station, which has been closed for years, in order to build a 10-story Garbage Marine Transfer Station on the same site.

Lynne Peeples

Pacific Northwest Coal Exports Could 'Poison' People From Wyoming To China, Warn Opponents | Lynne Peeples | 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...

Lynne Peeples

Unfair Air: Burden of Air Pollution, Asthma Not Evenly Shared Among U.S. Children | Lynne Peeples | 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...

U.S. Health Care Costs Highest In Industrialized World: Study

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

Health care in America costs more than in other industrialized nation and we aren't even getting the world's best care for our dollars, according to a...

World Asthma Day: For Some, Everyday Is World Asthma Day

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

World Asthma Day provides an opportunity to stop to consider the challenges of combating a disease that affects almost seven million children in the United States. But for some children and their families, every day is asthma day.

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature... Or My Pets

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

My particular study shows the unhealthy (and annoying) effects of climate change on pets. I would be remiss if I left out my an important part of my theory: Along with all the substantiated research about global warming, I believe the Earth is heating up because my pets say so.

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

Islamabad: The Allergy Capital of the World

Saad Khan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Saad Khan

The pollen count in Islamabad hovers above 30,000 particles per cubic meter during the peak season. And that is not considered a record high.

To Protect Americans' Health, Oppose Expanded Fracking Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While no energy development can be completely safe, drilling and fracking can be made safer than current operations. But this is only possible if the state and federal governments adopt and enforce much stronger laws and standards.

Jessica Capshaw: TV Doc Advocating for Clean Air

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Jessica Capshaw has it right: polluters have money and influence, but moms have love. Lots of love. And mother love is the strongest force of all.

Are Chemicals In Common Household Products Making You Sick?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

What's lurking in your household products? According to a recent study of more than 200 cleaning and personal care products, troublesome estrogen-mimi...

New Limit on Carbon Pollution Will Help Protect the Health of Our Families

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are already paying the price for record heat waves, dirty air, and an unstable climate. We need to fight these threats with every weapon we have, and the electricity industry has to do its fair share. The new carbon standard will help make that happen.

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh...

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Very simply, we are throwing off way too much CO2, along with other greenhouse gases-and we've disturbed the natural, gorgeous, life-enhancing balance of our atmosphere.

New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Help Usher in a Clean, Healthier Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans know government safeguards drive dirty polluters to clean up their act. With these new carbon limits in place, we can count on a new generation of power plants that will create jobs, help stabilize the climate, and allow us all to breathe a little easier.

The Asthma Epidemic

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The movement of what was once a relatively inconspicuous disease to an epidemic of significant public health concern remains both worrisome and mysterious.

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules | Lynne Peeples | 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...

5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz) Make Clean Air Sense

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Scientists know that stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our children against environmental pollutants means more asthma attacks, more respiratory illnesses and disease, and more premature deaths.

One Step Backwards, One Step Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York and ten other states with the mission of compelling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution.

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

'My Mom's Dying': 6-Year-Old Saves His Mom By Calling 911

Posted 02.15.2012 | Good News

Early on Jan. 19, Frankie Ford Jr. noticed something was wrong with his mom, Debbie. The mother of three was suffering a severe asthma attack in t...

Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don't

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

If you want to achieve maximum health, here are a few things that you should do: exercise regularly, eat nutritious and minimally processed foods, drop those extra pounds -- and pray.

Man Dies of Apparent Asthma Attack After Arrest, Cops Say

| Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

By Tuan Nguyen and Patrick Hedlund MANHATTAN -- A man died of an apparent asthma attack after cops arrested him inside a Washington Heights restaur...