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Toxic Chemicals

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Calls grow in Congress for Dept. of Justice to investigate Exxon Mobil...

Toxic Chemical Risks Rising On Radar Of Major Medical Groups

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

During her five-and-a-half-year battle with infertility, Julieta Pisani McCarthy bought organic foods and chose personal care products ...

Toxic Influence: How a Chemical Industry Trade Group You've Never Heard of Threatens Your Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

The ACC has been doing a lot more than just posting disinformation on the Internet. Along with Koch Industries -- owner of Georgia-Pacific, one of the largest U.S. formaldehyde and plywood manufacturers -- it has been currying favor on Capitol Hill with large sums of lobbying and campaign cash.

How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Helsabeck

Ensuring that your little girl or boy has a joyful, cozy, and -- most importantly -- safe space to come home to is obviously of chief concern as they prepare for the arrival.

Fracking Chemicals May Mess With Hormones, Lower Sperm Counts

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Prenatal exposure to a cocktail of chemicals commonly used in the various phases of oil and natural gas production, including fracking, cou...

Safer Chemicals Would Benefit Both Consumers and Workers

The Conversation US | Posted 10.12.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Even in a company producing "greener" building materials made primarily from recycled cardboard, our workers were exposed to hazardous airborne dust and gases, and handled ingredients whose chemical composition was a mystery to everyone on the factory floor.

The Chemicals That Can Affect Your Metabolism

Pernille Jensen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pernille Jensen

Chemical exposures can have a significant effect on your metabolism by reducing thyroid hormone levels or impairing thyroid hormone action. Your ...

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Sadly Coming of Age

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

I dare you to walk into the restroom of most medical facilities and turn around the handsoap to look at the ingredients. More often than not tricolosan, an antibacterial, is listed as the active ingredient. Is this trivial? Does the fact that triclosan is often listed as a endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) really matter? Or can we ignore these difficult to pronounce chemicals?

Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Senate may pass bipartisan environmental legislation as soon as next week, and it's kind of a big deal. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-...

Canada Decision Is Message to Chevron: Stop Deaths in Ecuador Now!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada handed Chevron another defeat in its efforts to forever avoid paying to clean up its toxic mess in the Amazon. It ruled unanimously that the Ecuadorian communities could pursue an enforcement action with the aim of seizing Chevron's Canadian assets to cover its $10 billion liability.

'Green News Report' - August 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Fox 'News' finally finds reason to 'care' about the environment; Hillary Clinton draws a bright green line around Arctic drilling; EPA tells oil and gas industry to cut the methane; and Islamic leaders call on Muslims worldwide.

Toxic Chemicals Taint The 'Best Possible' Food For Babies

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Nature created the perfect food for a growing baby. A mother's breast milk is chock full of the essential vitamins, fats, proteins and carbohydrates ...

Healthy, Buggy Harvest: The Joys and Jolts of Chemical-Free Orcharding

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green
Jan DeBlieu

The ripening Winesap had a beautiful pinkish cast to its skin, a shine that promised good eating -- and a long-legged, fierce-looking insect clinging to it. An assassin bug that could inflict a nasty, painful bite. We were absolutely thrilled.

EPA Spilled, but Didn't Dump, the Toxics That Ended up in Colorado's River

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Unlike the climate issue that Inhofe famously asserts does not exist, yellow and poisoned rivers are a bit harder to wish away. Blaming the problem on EPA's competence is more posturing than policy.

Chinese Rescuers Work To Clear Tianjin Blast Site Before Rain Falls

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

Chinese soldiers and rescue workers in gas masks and hazard suits searched for toxic materials in China's port of Tianjin on Sunday as Premier Li Keq...

China Blast Zone Evacuated Over Contamination Fears

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

TIANJIN, China (AP) -- New small explosions rocked a disaster zone in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Saturday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous c...

The 5 Worst Ingredients in Kids' Body Care Products

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
LuxEco Living

By Megan Boyle, Editorial Director, Healthy Child Healthy World Reproduced with the permission of the Environmental Working Group, www.healthychild.or...

VA May Finally Expand Disability Benefits For Camp Lejeune Veterans

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans on Monday to begin revising how it grants disability benefits for veterans who lived at Camp Lejeu...

The VA's 'Experts' On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

Pfc. Donald Burpee spent four months of 1975 living at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. On July 7 of this year, at the ...

Aviation's Poisoned Air: Aerotoxic Syndrome

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I have never been a great airplane passenger. I prefer to be on the ground. Now that I have learned about Aerotoxic Syndrome, a heath issue not in the public domain, I have a new concern.

Lynne Peeples

Veterans Exposed To Toxic Chemicals Accuse VA Of Foot-Dragging | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Leslie Howe has battled two cancers -- non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer, both of which have been linked with exposu...

Removing Toxic Electronics From NYC's Waste

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

While the dangers of climate change attract more attention than other environmental issues, the problems of waste and toxics also persist -- and are worthy of attention and action.

Manicures, Miscarriages and Mayhem

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

Since my medical school training, medicine as an art has expanded itself. Among its many facets has emerged the field of epigenetics -- or simply pu...

Revising the Toxic Substances Out-of-Control Act

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Our regulation of toxic substances is based largely on ignorance and is inadequate and idiotic. The costs of testing for harm are not negligible, but are far lower than the cost of paying for toxic clean-up or for the cost of health care for those exposed to poison.

House Bipartisanship Throws Up Pitifully Weak Toxic Chemicals Control Bill

Rena Steinzor | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

The sad truth is that we don't require enough testing on toxic chemicals before chemical manufacturers market them in this country, and public health has paid a heavy price for this omission.