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Mercury Poisoning

A Worried Mother Does Better Research Than the FBI

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

These are things that get to our children -- no matter where they are, whom they are with, and what they are doing. So I started doing research. And I was dumbfounded to find out what is legal.

Is Mercury in Fish as Harmful as You Thought?

EatingWell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home

The fact that most ocean fish are so high in selenium explains why more and more research suggests the benefits of eating seafood outweigh any risks mercury exposure could pose. Do I (and you) really need to be avoiding those fish?

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

Jessica Capshaw: TV Doc Advocating for Clean Air

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Jessica Capshaw has it right: polluters have money and influence, but moms have love. Lots of love. And mother love is the strongest force of all.

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh...

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Very simply, we are throwing off way too much CO2, along with other greenhouse gases-and we've disturbed the natural, gorgeous, life-enhancing balance of our atmosphere.

5 Scientists (and Dr. Oz) Make Clean Air Sense

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Scientists know that stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our children against environmental pollutants means more asthma attacks, more respiratory illnesses and disease, and more premature deaths.

If Fish Could Talk...

Liza Donnelly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly


Mercury Isn't Just a Hazard for Young Children, It's a Health Risk for Adults Too

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Mercury is most commonly recognized as a developmental toxin, threatening to young children and fetuses as they develop their nervous system. But mercury is also a danger for adults.

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

Julianne Moore And Moms Vs. Air Pollution

Posted 02.02.2012 | Parents

Julianne Moore is recruiting an army of moms to help everyone breathe easier. "It's time for polluters to stop bullying us. It's time for moms to roar...

At Last!

Margie Alt | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Margie Alt

For the first time in American history, the President and his EPA have committed to protecting our families from harmful mercury pollution from power plants.

The Mercury Moment

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants and the pollution they produce are the number one threat to our public health and the environment. This is not an issue of jobs versus the environment. It's an issue of the American people's public health versus a narrow special interest.

Safe Sushi? There's An App For That

Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Mercury poisoning doesn't just happen to Jeremy Piven. Mercury is released by industrial pollution and can accumulate in bodies of water, which fish t...

How To Stay Mercury-Free

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

December 5 marks the beginning of the Sierra Club's Mercury Awareness Week. In anticipation of that, here are four ways to help you keep the toxic stuff out of your life.

PHOTOS: Disturbing Ad Campaign Suggests Power Plants Could Threaten Pregnancies

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

Disturbing images of pregnant bellies confronted commuters in Washington, DC this week. The threat of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plan...

Fetal Rights: The Right to Life Case Against Air Pollution

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Dominique Browning

I hope -- and I know that I am joined by many who pray for this -- that for the sake of Texas' children, born and unborn, religious organizations will harness their powerful political force to fight against coal-plant pollution.

Mercury In Fish: How Much Is Too Much?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Figuring out which fish is safe to eat -- and how often you should eat fish -- has become fraught with worry, mainly due to concerns about mercury content.

Mercury, Seafood, and the Wall Street Journal

Carl Safina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Carl Safina

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed accuses the EPA of fabricating evidence to support their proposed rule to limit mercury and other toxic emissions. That's quite a claim.

Sierra Club Took My Hair and All I Got Was a Beyond Coal Button

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I just had a lock of my hair chopped off to benefit science and the planet. I was joined by other moms, children and babies in more than 25 cities ac...

Covert Study Finds Mercury At Thrice The Federal Limit In Some Fish

GOOD | By Andrew Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

San Francisco-based public awareness campaign Got Mercury? released the results from its most recent undercover fish testing operation earlier today. ...

Viktor And Marina Kalashnikov, Russian Dissident Journalists, Possibly 'Poisoned' In Germany

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

German authorities have launched an investigation into a possible poisoning attack against a Russian dissident couple living in Berlin, the BBC is rep...

No Link Found Between Vaccine Mercury And Autism

Yahoo! News | Frederik Joelving | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new government study adds to the evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative until recently found in many vaccines, does not increase chi...

Protecting The Health Of Those In The Gulf

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Heavy metal mercury is found naturally present in oil, as well as solvents from the oil. Both mercury and the solvents are potent toxins to the brain and nervous system

Side Dishes

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Shall we have salmon with our mercury? Shall we have chicken with our antibiotics? Shall we have water with our arsenic? I'm starving.

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...