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Household Air Pollution Is A Gender Issue

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Is universal access to clean energy too much to ask as we celebrate International Women's Day? You can be sure it would greatly ease the health burden of household air pollution borne by the women of the world.

Dazin to Save Lives Globally by Scaling Up 'Smokeless Fuel Cooking Stove Solution'

Iain Patton | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
Iain Patton

An estimated 4.3 million people die every year (491 per hour) from diseases following household air pollution. This exceeds the number of people who die from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis -- combined. A Bhutanese and Danish-based group hopes to solve this problem by using existing technology to provide a combination of fuel cookies and smokeless stoves.

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

How Indoor Air Pollution Affects Your Home, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

Did you know that the air inside of your house is three to five times more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in a city? Green Living Exp...

Why I Asked Safeway to Mind the Store

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

We felt lost in a thicket of chemical names, tiny fonts on tiny labels, and terms we didn't understand. Not to mention scores of products with no labeling information whatsoever.

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Nancy Kalish An airtight house might benefit your heating bill, but it can wreak havoc on your health. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN ...

Scents and Sensitivity

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Before Heather Collins enrolled her five-year-old daughter, Sophie, in ballet classes at the local recreation center in Boulder, Colorado, she went to the ballet studio to sniff around. Literally.

Breathing Easy at School

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Science bears out the obvious: An unhealthy school environment adversely impacts the health and academic performance of its students.

Global Survey Turns Focus on the Environment

Anne Goddard | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When children point to pollution as of paramount concern, it's an answer that they come by honestly. What many of them are not yet aware of is that solutions are already underway.

Death by Climate Change?

Sam Bakkila | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Sam Bakkila

The recent headline that 100 million people will die by 2030 if climate change is not addressed doubtlessly had people around the world imagining doomsday catastrophes.

Green Apples for Everyone

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Green Apple is a new, global movement that aims to give all children a school environment where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

With 50 Percent of Childhood Asthma Uncontrolled, Time to Look Homeward

Jason Earle | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Jason Earle

While medications are an important part of controlling symptoms -- they save lives every single day -- one of the most overlooked aspects of asthma prevention is the home environment, where many children spend most of their time.

Another Reason To Go Outside And Get Some Fresh Air

| Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By David Biello (Click here for the original article and podcast) You need to get out more. Whether it's smog or tiny particles of pollution, Amer...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

We've seen past Republican and Democratic presidents alike support environmental regulations without the alleged "the sky is falling" scenario come true.

Clearing the Air: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Toxins and Stay Healthy

Beth Greer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Beth Greer

It is common sense to believe that the more chemicals you are exposed to, the more likely you will eventually be negatively affected by them. Here are some easy and effective ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in your home and minimize your risk of getting sick.

Eco Etiquette: 10 Tips For A Green Halloween

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

With a few simple swaps you can guard the health of the planet and your little ones (and your own, if you're still a kid at heart) without sacrificing a ghoulish good time. Here are my top 10 tips for a green Halloween.

Is Puberty the Next Step After Pre-School?

Robin Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

Imagine your daughter at age 7 or 8 with the ability to get pregnant? And without any psychological understanding of how her physical maturity appears to older boys or men.

Indoor Air Pollution: Six Surprising Sources | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The most widely quoted statistic about air quality is this: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air can be two- to five-times mo...

Day Two: The Pollution Inside Your Own Body

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

Most of us think air pollution is an outdoor problem. Smokestacks, cars, smog. But indoors--where we spend 90% of our day--that's where the air can be really bad.