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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 Univ...

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.

Lynne Peeples

Safer Substitutes Or Toxic Treadmill? Alternative Chemicals Pose Same Dangers As Predecessors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...

WATCH: State Accused Of Overlooking Poisonous Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

Officials at North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources knew drinking water near Wake Forest had been contaminated seven years a...

New Findings on X-Ray Risks Pose Dilemma for Young Women Prone to Developing Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Last week delivered some disconcerting news for people with a specific, strong inherited high risk for developing cancer.

4 Harmful Chemicals Lurking In Your Cosmetics

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.

Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over a decade ago, when New York architect Peter Syrett and interior designer Chris Youssef were designing a cancer center for Brooklyn's Maimonides H...

Katherine Bindley

Sudden Death: What's in the Ground in Briarcliff Manor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

Briarcliff Manor, a village of 8,000 people less than thirty miles north of New York City, looks a lot like what one might picture a place called ...