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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 10.03.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

5 Weird Places Toxins Are Lurking

Maia James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maia James

We all know the health risks posed by environmental toxins, and you probably do a pretty good job of avoiding many of them -- you buy organic food, wa...

New Study Identifies Factor That Could Contribute To Miscarriage Risk

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BOSTON (AP) — New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriag...

Lynne Peeples

Breast Cancer Lessons From Canine 'Canaries In The Coal Mine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

When his beloved Great Pyrenees Malcolm died of bone cancer at age 6, Luke Robinson resolved to learn why. "I didn't even know dogs could get cance...

Disrupted Development: The Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Wait, so we may be setting the stage for diseases like breast cancer before a baby is even born?

How Dangerous Are Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates in Everyday Beauty Products?

Quora | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matt Harbowy, Data Wrangler, former Ph.D. student, Chemistry, Cornell University, 1991-1993 T...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential r...

Chemical In Plastics Could Be In Your Blood, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

When Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, we spoke about the dangers of BPA, a chemical that is found...

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The FDA: Working Hard to Protect Industry

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Kristin Wartman

Looking more closely at these decisions, however, it seems that the FDA is really more interested in appeasing industry, than doing its duty to protect the public. So what action is the FDA really taking?

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.