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America's Moms Are Watching U.S. Senate: Pass the Safe Chemicals Act!

Jessica Alba | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Jessica Alba

Every kid has the right to be safe in her home. Every mom has the right to know that the products she buys for her child are free of toxic chemicals. We have hope and faith in our political system to fix this problem, and we are counting on our U.S. Senators to get it done.

Global Phase-out of Lead in Gasoline Succeeds: Major Victory for Kids' Health

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Even small amounts of lead can lower a child's IQ level and shorten attention span. Children with lead in their blood are also more likely to become aggressive, violent and delinquent.

How To Conquer Fear

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I asked Katia Verresen if she had any techniques that she'd be willing to share for helping people to stand in their fear and face down their doubts.

Is There Lead In My Phone Case?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Morfin: a Progressive Tug

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Cali Slaughter

Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.

Keeping a Strong Safety Net in Place for Children

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

We understand that Congress must be mindful of the effect of regulations on the business sector. However, the reversal of several of the core provisions of the CPSIA would likely diminish the health and safety of our nation's consumers.

Local Lead: Pollution Around Chicago School Reminds Us What Is at Stake in DC's Clean Air Act Fight

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Removing the ability to enforce laws already on the books and funding cuts are all part of the playbook being employed to beat down the EPA right now. It is short-sighted, wrong-headed and stupid.

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

'Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars' Actually Toxic

NPR | By Scott Hensley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turns out the marketer of some candy bars sold under the Toxic Waste brand wasn't joking. The Food and Drug Administration says Candy Dynamics of Ind...

Feds Dismiss Recall Of Lead-Laced Glasses Over Technicality

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults &...

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.

Tests Show Toxic Metals In Children's Products Exceed Federal Limits By 1000 Times

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" ...

Rainbow Apparel Vendors Cited as More Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

The California attorney general's office on Monday cited CVS/pharmacy and two Rainbow Apparel vendors for selling jewelry with illegal levels of lead. The items contained as much as 62 percent lead.1

New Orleans Food Farms Struggle With Toxins and Red Tape

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Large-scale, community farming in the city requires soil and water testing and an array of permits. But that's not stopping gardeners in New Orleans.

Leadership Insights: Eliminate Endless Circular Arguments

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

Some leaders spend much of their time arguing and persuading their teams of the right direction, and others radiate a humble confidence that attracts ...

Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found on Retailer's Shelves Despite State Warnings

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

As Americans consume more and more products from China and other countries with weaker consumer safety regulations, the case of Rainbow Apparel shows the persistence of lead contamination.

Toxic Ashtrays in Our Communities

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Behind Puerto Rico's beaches, palm trees, white sand and abundant sunlight hours lurks a threat to the health of almost 100,000 residents -- hundreds and thousands of tons of toxic coal ash.

City Playgrounds Tackle Toxic Soil and Equipment

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans city and school leaders want to remove contaminants from playgrounds, where even the most benign-looking spots can harbor arsenic on swing sets and lead and arsenic in soil.

The Clean Air Act at 40: Still Vulnerable to Polluters' Falsehoods

John Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Adams

Forty years ago, Congress passed the Clean Air Act of 1970. Nearly every Clean Air Act program that we now take for granted was bitterly opposed by industry. That same pattern holds true today.

If You and I Have to Clean Up Our Garbage, Shouldn't Polluters Who Trash Our Air?

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Recently, the EPA announced that cement companies will have to clean up high levels of mercury, soot, and smog coming from their plants. Like most EPA efforts, this initiative drew industry ire.

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...

PHOTOS: Did You Know? 15 Toxic Chemicals In Beauty and Household Products

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives. They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which c...

Is There Lead in Your Juice?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and "conventional" juices and baby foods. What are the effects of too much lead?

Why Lead Poisoning May Be Causing Your Health Problems

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We are too heavy, and I don't mean overweight. We're heavy with metals, not fat. Nearly 40 percent of us have toxic levels of lead in our bodies. And we don't even know it.