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Can Oil Spills Make You Fat?

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 04.05.2017 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

A study published by the faculty of Medical University of South Carolina indicates that oil spills and the chemicals used to clean up those spills may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.

Safe Shmafe: How Slate's Latest Article on Pesticides Got It (Really) Wrong

Kristin Wartman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Why wouldn't we seek to further regulate all toxic substances on our foods, whether organic or not, rather than concluding we might as well eat the conventional foods?

Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor? (videos)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gerendasy

In part 1 of this interview, Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of the Orego...

Urban Air Pollutant Linked to Obesity

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement It's well known that a poor diet and physical inactivity are the main contribut...

Lynne Peeples

A Hormonal Mess: How An Everyday Chemical May Be Making Us Fat And Sick | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

The Chemical Cocktail: Making Americans Overweight?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Industrial pollutants may be contributing to the obesity epidemic. How much so is still unknown, but preliminary research is disturbing.

Is Plastic Making Us Fat? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

No one's blaming these compounds for the country's entire obesity epidemic fast food and lack of exercise are not off the hook but emerging research p...

Chemicals and the World's Expanding Waistline

Nena Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nena Baker

A growing stack of laboratory research suggests that some of the chemicals used in everyday items predispose an individual to the battle of the bulge, despite normal diet and exercise.