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How Worried Should We Be About Every Day Chemicals?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Among the roughly 2,000 chemicals produced in quantities of more than a million pounds per year, only about 7% have undergone the recommended slate of basic toxicity studies.

In The Public Interest: Get toxic chemicals off our dinner table

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We ask a lot of questions about food. What's the fat content? How much sugar? Is there enough fiber? What about trans fats? Is this the brand of (...

BPA Spin: That's What Persists and Accumulates

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

When Lisa Jackson put bisphenol-A (BPA) on the agency's most wanted list, the American Chemistry Council went into full scramble mode. The strategy: talk about what BPA isn't.

President's Cancer Panel Warns of Toxic Effects of BPA

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

A 2007 review of 700 studies on BPA, published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology, found that the fetus and infants are highly vulnerable to the toxic hormonal effects of this ingredient.

Green News Report -- March 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: World Water Da...

WORLD WATER DAY: The Water Bottle Lie and Your Health (VIDEO)

Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.

We urge all of you to take a stand and not only demand more strict regulation by the FDA but also find safer and environmentally conscious alternatives to bottled water.

BPA Is Found In 92 Percent of Canned Goods: Find Out Which Ones Contain The Most

Planet Green | Virginia Sole-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new report called "No Silver Lining," from The National Work Group for Safe Markets, a coalition of public health and environmental health groups, c...

Green News Report -- May 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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 bill f...

Eco Etiquette: How Bad For The Environment Is Diet Coke?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I live a pretty green lif...

In The Public Interest: States Take Important First Steps on BPA

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Ask any new parent about their child's first steps. It's as if they took a walk on the moon instead of toddling from the sofa to the ottoman. In the ...

Toxic Teeth -- BPA Dental Bonding

Annie B. Bond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie B. Bond

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an informative overview of BPA, and the suspected health problems those 92 percent of us share who have been found to have BPA in our urine.

Beyond Acting: Meryl Streep, Activist Mom

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

I loved Streep in Julie & Julia , but I can testify to another role that Meryl has held with great passion: environmental health activist.

Green News Report -- February 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Buh-bye, Evan Bayh; Supertrains for China, not so much for the U.S.; Freeways cause heart attacks;...

California Takes an Important Step Forward with BPA Announcement

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The widespread use of BPA in our food packaging has resulted in the contamination of our food and also our bodies. Today, California took an important step in protecting the public from the toxic chemical.

Toxins Impair Children's Neurological Development -- And A 10-Step Program To Stop It

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Three new studies from just the past week add to the growing laundry list of evidence linking every day toxic exposures and neurodevelopmental impacts in children.

Oh That Chemical Feeling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Congress is (finally) looking into the persistent and growing problem of persistent and bioaccumulating pollutants. Last week a Senate subcommittee he...

Eco Etiquette: How Do I Avoid The Sneakiest Sources Of BPA? (Part 2)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I received an outpouring ...

The Best Reusable Water Bottles (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Worldwide, 2.7 million tons of plastic are used each year to make disposable drinking bottles. Manufacturing these bottles requires an estimated 47 mi...

Eco Etiquette: How Do I Avoid The Sneakiest Sources Of BPA?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My daughter opened up my ...

FDA Voices BPA Safety Concern In Reversal Of Bush-Era Stance: NYT Editorial

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While waiting for the regulators to amass more conclusive evidence, wise consumers will try to avoid BPA....

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do anyt...

Peaceful Revolution: Could BPA and Breast Milk be the Mercury/Fish Catch-22 for the Next Generation?

Mary Olivella | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Olivella

Given that BPA is present in the lining of infant formula cans, the FDA recommends that nursing mothers continue breastfeeding for twelve months. But there's a catch.

Pink Washing the Dangers of Bottled Water

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.

More to Deal with Than Just Climate: 25 Years Since Bhopal Disaster

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.

Cans: A Source Of BPA

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

Most people are probably exposed to more BPA from eating canned food or drinking canned soda than from drinking out of a polycarbonate bottle.