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Carcinogens

A 'Cancer Moonshot' Can Start Now With Action On Asbestos

Raja Flores, MD | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Raja Flores, MD

The debate over the health risks caused by the deadly fiber has long since ended, yet it remains legal and is still imported and used in a number of industries and products today.

Chik-fil-A Full of It: Styrene is not Green

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.19.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Has the Chik-fil-A "We make Benches out of our Styrofoam cups" ad appeared on your social media yet? When it hit mine, I had to respond to Chik-Fil-A publicly so they don't get away with this misleading polystyrene propaganda.

Baloney About Processed Meat and Cancer

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the average person's risk of getting colon cancer is 5 percent. So an 18 percent increased risk associated with processed meat consumption would increase the cancer risk to 5.9 percent. If true, this is not to be dismissed, but it's a risk that can be managed. It certainly should not be placed in the same category as smoking!

Bacon Causes Cancer...and Complacence

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

We can choose to be informed. We can choose to reduce harm to ourselves and the planet by eating less meat. And we can choose not to be complacent about industries that pollute our bodies and our environment.

4 Common Carcinogens That Put Bacon In Perspective

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

PARIS (AP) -- Hotdogs, bologna and other processed meats now rank alongside tobacco, alcohol and around 100 more substances on the International Agenc...

Bacon May Soon Come With A Warning Label In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

Bacon lovers, it may not be easy to brush off the World Health Organization's new ruling that red and processed meats cause cancer -- at least not in ...

Toxic Turf? Movement Grows Against Synthetic Turf

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Jenifer McKim and Christina Jedra | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston Universi...

4 New Substances Added To List Of Carcinogens

Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/02/2014 06:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Four new substances have been added to a list of chemicals that ...

Kate Sheppard

House Finally Cans Foam Packaging (Again)

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Hill sources tell The Huffington Post that the long national nightmare of polystyrene packaging in the House cafeteria is over. The...

Kate Sheppard

House Democrats Lobby Leadership To Ditch Foam Packaging

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Fifty-nine Democrats are rallying once again to get House leadership to toss the polystyrene packaging used in congressional cafeteria...

Kate Sheppard

House Of Representatives Gives D.C. The Big Foam Finger

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, the House of Representatives was back in session for the first time since its August recess. Its Longworth cafeteria offered ...

Universities Make 'Cli-fi' Dreams Come True

J. L. Morin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
J. L. Morin

Universities are getting tough on environmental protection as they tackle challenges, through architecture, literature, hard science, and finance, bringing the new genre of climate-change fiction to life.

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

Cancer Prevention on Mount Kilimanjaro

Gabe Canales | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Gabe Canales

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. I appeal to all decision-makers and influencers in government, education, healthcare, media and nonprofits to place a greater emphasis on cancer prevention. We can save lives -- now.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

What Being a Writer Requires

Amy Koko | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Amy Koko

Sometimes I just have to see the words so that I can make myself believe it. "Is it okay to call myself a writer?" I ask myself daily. What is it that actually makes me one?

Environmental Carcinogenesis -- Separating Fact From Fiction

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
James M. Gentile

One can hardly read a newspaper, turn on the radio or a television station, or surf the Internet without finding a myriad of information concerning yet another physical, chemical, or biological agent in our environment that can 'cause cancer.'

Why Are Men in Their 20s and 30s Getting Prostate Cancer?

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

While I'm well aware of dietary and lifestyle means to boost that battle, I'm also aware that much more must be done. That includes getting more answers about how our environment, not just our lifestyle, can enter the mix.

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Hey Guy, Toxic Shampoo Is Bad for You Too!

Janet Nudelman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Janet Nudelman

Our nation's safety regulations for cosmetics and personal care products are stuck in a rose-colored era that is light years away from the reality of our lives today.

Vietnam in the Aftermath of a Chemical Holocaust

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Fred A. Wilcox's Scorched Earth completes the story of why, in fact, the spraying of the Agent Orange was pernicious, especially to Vietnam and its people.

Are You Poisoning Your Baby?

Amy Ziff | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Preparing your "nest" isn't as simple as it seems. A new report published by the UN and WHO calls Endocrine Disruptors a "global threat" that needs to be addressed. What does this have to do with you?

Don't Frack the Playground

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Without full disclosure from the gas companies about the chemical cocktail used in the fracking process, and strong regulations to protect the health and welfare of citizens, would you let your child play near that gas tower?

Breathing Queasy: My Carcinogenic Couch

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
Molly Rauch

Today, a team of scientists from Duke and UC Berkeley told me what's actually inside those cushions I so carefully selected. Despite the clean lines and comfy factor, it turns out that what's inside those cushions is not so pretty.