iOS app Android app

Chemical Exposure

A Clever Way To Avoid Toxic Chemicals In Everyday Products

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology

Everyday consumer products could be exposing Americans to a raft of toxic substances. Detox Me, a new mobile app from the nonprofit Silent Spring Inst...

The ALERT Project: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care

Riki Ott | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

The problem is that the rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities and tar sands transportation through our communities and regions, and the rapid expansion of offshore oil production, have not been met with meaningful advances in oil spill prevention and response policies and practices.

Food, Toxics and ADHD: Old Fears, Ever Stronger Science

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

A Harvard study recently published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine associates a mother's low level exposure to mercury while pregnant with greater risk of her child later developing ADHD-related behavior.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Dangers: The Plight Of A Protective Parent In A Chemical World | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents

(Illustration by Frank Stockton) Ed Brown recalls the “funny taste” of Darth Vader’s legs. He also remembers how it never stopped him from ch...

Lynne Peeples

Playing On Pesticides? Soccer Moms Play It Safe, Keep Kids Off Fields | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Cedar McGourty-Batchelor won't be playing soccer this Saturday. Neither will his first-grade teammates from Riverview Elementary School -- nor, for th...

What Are The Health Effects Of Tear Gas Exposure?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Before firing into a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the gunman now identified as James Holmes reportedly set off a canister of smoke, CNN ...

She Was Right

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Arianna Huffington

In 1962, Rachel Carson began sounding the alarm about the dangers of exposure to chemicals and the failure of the industry and regulators to protect people from those dangers. Fifty years later, Lynne Peeples's anniversary feature in Huffington is a reminder that we have failed to heed many of Carson's warnings, especially when it comes to protecting our most precious resource, our children.

Lynne Peeples

Chemistry Lessons: Living With Rachel Carson's Legacy | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green

This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of our new weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store. As you read this, a menagerie of ...

Better Safe Than Sorry: A New Era for Environmental Health?

Steve Heilig | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Steve Heilig

If we mark Silent Spring as a spark of the modern environmental movement, we are half a century into finding better balances between profits and true progress.

Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.

More Evidence That Chemicals Are Changing Who We (And Our Children And Grandchildren) Are

David Crews | Posted 07.24.2012 | Science
David Crews

We haven't proved that chemical exposure is at the root of increases in mental health disorders. What we do know with increasing confidence, however, is that chemical exposure is changing our brains, and that those changes are being passed on to our descendants.

8 Ways to Avoid Harmful Chemicals

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Robin Dodson, ScD, research scientist at the Silent Spring Institute It's difficult to avoid all of the potentially harmful chemi...

Reduce Chemicals to Increase Fertility

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Because we now know that chemicals in every day products can lead to low sperm counts, there are simple steps that men can take to avoid them.

BP Spill Workers Seek Care as Health Study Progresses

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A multi-million-dollar study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, gauging impacts of the BP spill on cleanup workers, has so far enrolled 5,500 individuals -- mostly from Gulf states.

Have You Been Sickened By Chemical Exposure In The Gulf Region? Tell Us Your Story

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green, we are hearing an increasing number of stories about serious health problems arising from exposure to chemicals in the Gulf re...

Were They Canaries? The Too Short Lives of Park Ji-Yeon and Yu-mi Hwang

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

This is what we know happened. On March 31, 2010, Park Ji-Yeon, who worked at Samsung's On-Yang semiconductor plant in South Korea, died of leukemia at age 23.

Memo to the American Cancer Society: Every Cancer Counts

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A recent dust-up between the American Cancer Society and the NIH Cancer Panel may have left the public even more confused about how dangerous untested, potentially toxic consumer chemicals and environmental pollutants really are.

Fixing Our Broken Chemicals Policy

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Grossman

While Afghanistan, the economy, Copenhagen and health care grabbed headlines this week, the Senate EPW committee held a hearing on an issue that could significantly influence those big ticket items.

Fat, Stupid, Impotent & Dangerous: The Future Without Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.