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Childrens Environmental Health

Inhaling Ozone Is Like Getting a Sunburn on Your Lungs

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when their child suffers an asthma attack, and I can only imagine how much time and energy they spend doing everything they can to avoid triggers for these potentially deadly attacks. A major trigger is smog pollution -- also known as ground-level ozone.

Victory! Proctor & Gamble to Eliminate Triclosan and DEP From Its Products

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

Procter & Gamble has announced plans to eliminate the toxic chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate (DEP) from all its products by 2014.

Our Planet, Our Selves: The Earth's Symptoms and What to Do About Them

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Human health is more dependent on the health of the planet than the planet is dependent on human health. Unless we learn to live in harmony, we will be expelled from this Garden of Eden.

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.

There is No Such Thing as Junk Food...There's Just Junk! Let's Get It Out of Our Schools

Deirdre Imus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Imus

It's lunchtime at your child's school. Do you know what's on the menu?

FDA: Another Government Regulatory Disaster -- II of III

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

Besides a complete overhaul, a few prosecutions might be just the medicine the FDA needs.

Warning: This Agency's Recommendations May be Hazardous to Your Health -- The First in a Three-Part Series

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

There was a time when the FDA was considered the gold standard throughout the world in maintaining drug and food safety. Today, however, the agency's image is tarnished almost beyond repair.