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What Does Nature Know About Superglue?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Kaichang Li was wading in the surf off the Oregon Coast when he spotted the future of superglue. Beneath the surface, a group of blue mussels anchored...

NRDC Lawsuit Finally Prompts FDA to Agree to Determine Safety of BPA

Sarah Janssen | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Sarah Janssen

More than three years ago, NRDC filed a petition with FDA asking it to ban the use of BPA as a food additive. Now, FDA has agreed to give us an answer -- 41 months after the petition was filed.

Hormone Disruptors in Canned Food: New Worries

McKay Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
McKay Jenkins

Should tomatoes that were grown without pesticides still be considered "organic" if they'd been steeping in BPA? And come to think of it, when was the last time you saw mention of any ingredient for any package of the food you eat?

Trick or Toxic? The Chemical Industry's Newest Tricks on Your Kids' Health

Dara O'Rourke | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Dara O'Rourke

Until the FDA does its job, people need to ask their favorite food companies to phase out BPA in their cans and to ask their regulators to not be spooked by the chemical industry's latest tricks.

What We Know and Don't Know

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

Patients must be alert to the risks associated with actions based on conclusions that may have been arrived at as a result of incomplete or inaccurate information.

Catherine Pearson

BPA May Impact Daughters' Behavior, New Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents

Just about everyone living in an industrialized country has some exposure to bisphenol A or BPA -- the industrial chemical that can be found in food a...

How Your Pregnancy Can Affect Kids' Behavior

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health ...

7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Diet And Your Home

EatingWell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Nobody knows just how much of a risk toxins in our food really pose. But we're exposed to dozens, if not hundreds, of chemicals, and the effects of some multiple exposures may be more than the sum of their parts.

End Game on Bisphenol A? Have we reached a tipping point on the science of this ubiquitous chemical?

Jon Entine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

If you monitor the web, you might think the science is converging on the conclusion that BPA is harmful, when the opposite is the case.

No More BPA In Baby Bottles?

AP | By MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Makers of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and...

A Landmark Day in the Life of a Toxic Chemical: Interview With Ken Cook of the EWG

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

The good news is that several states have taken the lead and banned BPA. California has just followed suit this week with legislation requiring the elimination of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups made or sold after July 1, 2013.

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate c...

Product Labeling Secrets

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Is the oil you're sautéing with "all-natural" or is it tainted by GMOs? Is that sea bass you're eating sustainable or has it been over-fished nearly to extinction? Even if you read the labels, you might not know.

'Green News Report' - September 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S VERY SCARY RADIO REPORT...

Governor Brown: It's Up to You to Ban BPA in Baby Bottles

Elisa Odabashian | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Elisa Odabashian

Harmless alternatives to BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups are in demand. With the signing of this bill, California can signal that big chemical company money cannot trump the health of babies and toddlers.

California Just Became A Lot Safer For Babies

| Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett Lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk yesterday that would...

How to Get Away From BPA

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

And, most recently, I found out that because it coats the inside of cans -- even those that contain baby formula -- the stuff can sneak into our food, too. (So much for mom's "homemade" black bean soup.)

Plastic And The Great Recycling Swindle

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Disposable plastics are the largest component of ocean pollution. Should we be risking life and limb for single-use bags and plastic bottles that can easily be replaced with sustainable alternatives?

It's the Jobs, Stupid

Ronnie Shows | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

What can President Obama do to help lower unemployment? While there will be no magic bullet, the president does have some good options to preserve existing jobs and creating new ones.

BPA Dilemma: NRDC Vs. California Vs. Science

Jon Entine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

When you can't win on the evidence, invoke the law and pray the webmob will carry the water for you. Unfortunately, that has been the strategy of activists when science policy is in play.

Perfect Harmony or Imperfect Hormone-y?

Laurie David | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green
Laurie David

The average age of American Idol's young fans has to be around 11. So why is the show pushing high-calorie, BPA-lined Coca-Cola so aggressively?

Jessica Alba: Super Mom

Sarah Janssen | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Actress and mother Jessica Alba is traveling to Washington DC next week to lend her name and star power to an extremely worthy cause: reducing our exposure to unsafe chemicals.

Fast Food Chains Switch To BPA-Free Receipts

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Yum! Brands, the fast-food megabrand that includes Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, has announced this week it will switch to BPA-free receipts. The ...

Hold That Receipt, Thank You

Laurie David | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Laurie David

When BPA was first introduced in the late 1950s, maybe we didn't question the chemicals use in products that we ingest and touch, including the everyday cashier's receipt. But what is the excuse today, fifty years later?

On the Menu This Week: Pesticides

James Thornton | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
James Thornton

European Food Safety Authority's repeated lack of transparency and a recent report showing the business interests of senior EFSA officials suggests that in its current form EFSA is not that organization.