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Toxic Chemicals

This Story Of Bipartisanship Will Make You Believe In Government Again

Fred Krupp | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

A professor of mine at the University of Michigan Law School once said that problems become more solvable when people lower their voices and work things out.

This Legal Brief Is Going To Move You To Tears

Katie Redford | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Katie Redford

Over one night in December 1984, the people of Bhopal became the victims of the worst industrial disaster in history. Over the following decades, they became the victims of corporate neglect, as the pesticide plant made infamous by the gas disaster leached toxins into their drinking water.

'Green News Report' -- June 23, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights out for the last nuclear power plant in California; Federal judge ...

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in...

'Green News Report' - June 16, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans' new agenda calls for rolling back pollution standards;...

'Green News Report' - June 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Welcome aboard to the GNR's newest affiliate partner, The Thom Hartmann Program! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

'Green News Report' - June 9, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: San Francisco adopts a climate change adaptation tax; Alberta, Canada, ho...

Miracle on the Potomac: The New Bipartisan Law Regulating Toxics

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Last week, Congress passed the first piece of major new environmental legislation in about a quarter century.

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back on Toxic Chemicals

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Rena Steinzor

Within the next few days, Congress is likely to enact the first update of a major environmental statute in many years.

Dear Mr. President, Human Rights Should Never Be Mere Lip Service

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Andrew Lam

President Obama visited Vietnam this week in hope of firming up his "rebalance to Asia" policy, which had faltered in recent years.

Obama and the Art of Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.

Eating Fast Food Exposes You To A Controversial Chemical

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living

If you need another reason to ditch that fast food habit -- and pink slime didn't scare you off for good -- let's talk about phthalates. A new study ...

The Flaws in the Emerging Toxics Reform Legislation and How They Can Be Fixed

Nicholas Ashford | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Ashford

TSCA was heralded as a much-needed protection for greater worker, consumer, and public health protection. It provided the authority for both regulation and testing of chemicals, but it hasn't lived up to its hope and promise, even compared to its parallel effort -- the REACH Directive.

The 10 Toxic Things You Should Keep Out Of Your Bathroom

Thrillist | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Carlos Yudica/Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist If there's any means of adulting you should aim to master this...

Slowly Moving to Protect the Environment

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

When addressing environmental damage we need to be sure that the cure is not worse than the disease and we need to approach policy and program design with humility and modesty.

Repairing America's Broken Compact to Keep Us Healthy, Safe

Kim Glas | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

If we can find that common humanity and create the will to deliver justice (and clean water) to the people of Flint, we can certainly build an unstoppable movement focused on repairing America's infrastructure.

Federal Agencies Investigate Safety of Crumb Rubber on Playgrounds

LuxEco Living | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
LuxEco Living

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

A Clever Way To Avoid Toxic Chemicals In Everyday Products

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology

Everyday consumer products could be exposing Americans to a raft of toxic substances. Detox Me, a new mobile app from the nonprofit Silent Spring Inst...

What Our Breasts Are Telling Us

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah van Gelder

For me, this brought home the necessity for manufacturers and the government to take responsibility for keeping hazardous substances out of the marketplace. We cannot be totally effective gatekeepers for our own families.

The Most Disturbing Chemicals That Could Be Lurking In Your Tap Water

Thrillist | Posted 01.26.2016 | HuffPost Home

By: Monica Beyer Credit: Shutterstock The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan -- where lead contamination has created a public health nigh...

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

Fracking Fluid Contains A Stew Of Known Toxic Chemicals -- And That May Not Be The Worst Of It

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, lead and mercury are among more than 200 toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater that may pose serious risks to...

EPA Stalling of Glyphosate Decision is Harmful to America

Zen L. Honeycutt | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Zen L. Honeycutt

Last week, I received an alarming email from the EPA Pesticide Review Board regarding Glyphosate. The EPA informed me that the assessment of Glypho...

'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 f...

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 free of synthet...