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Mercury Poisoning

Beware of Mercury Poisoning From Skin-Lightening Cream

Elizabeth Pessin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pessin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifies that the severity of mercury toxicity depends on the host person's susceptibility, the age an...

This 'Anaconda' Parody Calls Out Unilever For Polluting Indian Town

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

 A new take on Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is calling out consumer goods giant Unilever for exposing residents of Kodaikanal, India, to to...

Fishing For Your Dinner Is A Lot Riskier Than You'd Think

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving ...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just 'Fishiness'?

Erica Wides | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

My niece, Sophie, spent last week "down the shore" as they say in New Jersey. Her friend has a beach house, and they invited her to visit. Lucky! See...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ ...

Big Coal Destroys the Great Barrier Reef and Caley Wetlands

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Instead of protecting it, the Queensland and Australian federal government have traded the crown jewel of the Seven Wonders of the World for exporting more heat-trapping gas and coal and more poisonous mercury vapor.

The Stealth Element: How Mercury Became a Global Environmental Problem

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Although the Minamata Convention constitutes a significant leap for protecting people and nature against the dangers of mercury, the real work begins now. We have confidence that the November gathering in Bangkok will represent the first great call for concrete global action.

Pregnant Women Should Just Skip This Fish Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living

New research from Consumer Reports shows that pregnant women should avoid all tuna, contrary to the Food and Drug Administration's description of ligh...

Lynne Peeples

'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

The number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of derailing normal brain development -- and robbing children and socie...

Eating Seafood: Health Boon or Health Threat?

Carl Safina | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

So which fish are safe to eat? And which fish provide the greatest health benefits? These are the questions that scientists with the Environmental Working Group set out to answer.

There's Mercury In Your Mascara, And The UN Is OK With That

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.18.2013 | Style

If you want to avoid mercury, you should probably put down that mascara wand and take note of the United Nations' latest decision: Mascara and other e...

Amazon Natives FAR More Susceptible To Mercury Poisoning, Study Finds

AP | CARLA SALAZAR | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly ...

Mercury Levels In Pacific Ocean Rising Thanks To Asia's Coal-Burning Plants

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geo...

The Bitterness of Coal: How This Dirty Fuel Punishes the Health of Latino Communitites

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This environmental justice activist of Mexican origin has said enough is enough and started to fight for the retirement of the coal-burning plant that for decades has been poisoning the air and water of this mostly Latino community.

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

Ruthless War Against Dolphins Rages On

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Twenty years ago in Australia I helped free a bottlenose dolphin from a driftnet. In 2004 a small pod of bottlenose dolphins protected four swimmers f...

How To Avoid High Amounts Of Mercury In Your Food

Posted 01.17.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris: Many of us may question purchasing seafood after the recent news that 84 percent of fish worldwide is too...

We Need a Mercury Treaty With Teeth

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

We need a mercury treaty that actually reduces global mercury pollution. A treaty that fails to include mandatory mercury reductions overall will dishonor the victims of Minamata disease and accelerate mercury poisoning across the globe.

Is Seafood Bad For Your Brain?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientists say that consuming fish may be more hazardous to your health than you think, according to new reports published this week. The reports, ...

Asian Gold Miners Use Borax to Replace Toxic Mercury

Ben Barber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Ben Barber

Each year tens of thousands of people are poisoned by toxic mercury spewed into the air, land and water by small-scale gold miners in Indonesia and other low income countries where production has soared as gold prices skyrocketed.

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Liza Donnelly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly


Moms Victory Over Inhofe

Dominique Browning | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

You've proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with. I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.

The Great Lakes, Mercury, and Senator Inhofe

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With Senator James Inhofe's (R-OK) move to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate mercury -- both now and in the future -- the threat to the health of Americans is in the balance.

What's Really Poisoning Us? Phony Health Scares

Gavin Gibbons | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Gavin Gibbons

If you've been eating seafood with any regularity, it's a miracle you're still able to read this -- according to some activists sounding the alarm bells.