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Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Is It Shaped Like a Baby or a Carrot?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Across the hall from me live two cute and chatty little girls. Because we live in a former factory with very long hallways, all the kids love to play ...

Science, Not Politics, Should Drive Trade and Regulatory Decisions

Phil Goldberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Phil Goldberg

Modern advances in food science, both in how we produce and deliver food, have become key battlegrounds in the science versus fear-mongering debate.

Is Putting A Plastic Container In the Microwave Really That Bad?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste

It's a question we ask ourselves every day at lunchtime.

Is Putting A Plastic Container In the Microwave Really That Bad?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste

It's a question we ask ourselves every day at lunchtime.

Preventing Cancer Upstream: California's Safer Consumer Products Program

Debbie Raphael | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Raphael

How can it be that chemicals, which can cause such harm, are allowed in the products we bring into our homes, schools and workplaces?

Preventing Cancer Upstream: California's Safer Consumer Products Program

Debbie Raphael | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Raphael

How can it be that chemicals, which can cause such harm, are allowed in the products we bring into our homes, schools and workplaces?

The Chemical In 'BPA-Free' Water Bottles May Be Just As Unhealthy As BPA

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Many of us have read the studies about bisphenol-A, and know the chemical is best avoided when it comes to drinking containers, baby bottles, canned f...

Top 5 Food Trends To Watch In 2015

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Peter Lehner

The FDA should recognize the latest science and get dangerous chemicals out of food packaging, and young farmers will embrace a new climate-conscious paradigm in farming that makes healthy soil a priority.

BPA In Cans Tied To Increased Blood Pressure

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People have small increases in blood pressure after drinking from cans lined with material tha...

Lynne Peeples

The Household Threat To Children's Brains

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

Tiny amounts of lead, chemical flame retardants and organophosphate pesticides, among other toxins, course through the blood of nearly every American....

Pumpkin: More Than Just Pie

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

We carve faces in them and love the pies, but pumpkin, it turns out, is actually a very nutritious gourd with so many great beneficial components th...

Lynne Peeples

Another Reason To Care About BPA In Things You Touch Every Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and s...

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

Michael Green | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.

Tunnel Vision on Breast Cancer Causation Could Cost Thousands of Lives

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Rizzo

Imagine my deep concern that the journal failed to include the substantial body of scientific evidence linking toxic chemicals and radiation to breast cancer. How could this happen? I was not alone in my wondering, and it became very clear to me that I had to set the record straight.

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Memo to Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.

Lynne Peeples

Nature Has A Promising Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics: Shrimp Shells

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Javier Fernandez admits he's not a huge fan of chess. "I'm not very good either," he says. Nevertheless, his queen, king, rook and knight are attr...

The Dangers of BPA

Jen Landa, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Landa, M.D.

Reducing exposure to chemicals like BPA is one big step you can take for your and your family toward improving your overall health.

Are Your Pet's Toys Toxic?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to a recent study, certain types of toys can be toxic to your pet. Philip Smith, co-author of the study and an associate professor at Texas...

Lynne Peeples

The Financial Burden Of Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green

Health care spending in the U.S. has surged more than eightfold since the 1960s. Skyrocketing in that same time: Rates of chronic disease, use of synt...

BHA and BHT: A Case for Fresh?

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

A look at two common preservatives found in cereals and other foods. (Flickr/Rex Roof) More than 80,000 chemicals are produced, used and presentin th...

Lynne Peeples

Flame-Retardant Chemicals Endanger Firefighters, Gymnasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

Flame-retardant chemicals permeate the world, and the bodies of nearly every person. But a new film and a new scientific study point to two groups of ...

What to Expect When You're Expecting Safe Baby Products

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Molly Rauch

What's the problem with baby products? There's another side to the images of shiny, happy babies telegraphed so relentlessly in these stores. It's the fact that some of the products on the shelves contain chemicals that are known or suspected health hazards

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Warns Hormone Disruptors Are 'Not Just BPA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. ...

Improve and Move

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

For years, hundreds of thousands of parents have been demanding reform -- just look at how some companies dropped the hormone disruptor BPA in plastics, for instance, because of consumers' protests.