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Toxic Chemicals

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

5 Ways Nail Salon Workers are Winning: Victory in New York State Legislature

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 06.19.2015 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

As the New York State legislative session extends indefinitely, nail salon workers and advocates are celebrating perhaps the biggest victory for low-wage workers this legislative session.

Lynne Peeples

Artificial Grass May Save Water, But Does It Endanger People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

When Michael and Barbara Fouch first considered replacing their grassy lawn with artificial turf, they researched the growing array of options for the...

Lynne Peeples

Scientists Issue Warning Over Chemicals Common In Carpets, Coats, Cookware

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

In 1961, a DuPont toxicologist warned colleagues that exposure to their company's increasingly popular Teflon chemicals enlarged the livers of rats an...

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthqua...

The Human Experiment: How Your Brand Loyalty Exposes You to Toxic Chemicals

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

There are over 80,000 chemicals out there in the market, most of which aren't tested for their safety. These chemicals are in your beauty and househol...

The Chevron Tapes: 30 Years and Still Waiting for Justice

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Well over a million people have already viewed last week's video, and many told us that they were deeply affected by a resident named José describing how he lost three daughters due to the toxic contamination of his home.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Smoke Forces Firefighter To Retire, But He's Not Done Protecting Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green

Firefighter Clive Savacool battled his final blaze, a grass fire in Pittsburg, California, in March 2014. He collapsed after a few hours on the scene ...

Who Do You Trust on REAL Reform: The Chemical Industry or 450 Environmental and Public Health Orgs?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Rizzo

Consumer demand for safer products has led Congress into a heated debate about how to reform and update the Toxic Substances Control Act. That debate has reached a critical juncture.

Lynne Peeples

Stop Playing 'Whack-A-Mole' With Toxic Flame Retardants, Health Advocates Urge

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green

As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspec...

Protecting the Public Is Not a Hobby

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Cancer is not laughable -- it is devastating, and I am disgusted that this particular legislation is being sold as something that would protect the public.