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Toxic Chemicals

Everyday Exposures to Toxic Chemicals: Is Your Family Safe?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

The chemical industry should have to demonstrate that a chemical isn't dangerous before it's used in everyday products. But the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has no such requirements.

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch ti...

Green News Report: December 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy Bir...

Green News Report: December 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy bir...

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After fai...

Avoid Household Toxins: Take Action!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Andy Igrejas, national campaign director of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition These days, more of us are thinking abou...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Green Bean Casserole

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Claire Moshenberg

Green bean casserole is a toxic minefield, composed of a laundry list of over-processed, canned ingredients. But instead of abandoning it this year, I decided to give it a non-toxic makeover.

States Are Getting Tough on Toxics -- Will Congress?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andy Igrejas

Once people realize that the chemicals used to make their children's pajamas are less regulated than what comes out of an industrial smokestack, they are ready for change.

Toxic Chemicals In Your Community? A New App Will Let You Know

Bill Davenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Davenhall

A new application allows you to enter the addresses of all the places you have lived or worked within the U.S. You can then create a report listing exactly what toxic chemicals are close to those address.

Election Stalls Progress Towards A Healthier Planet

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

There is no reason to beat around the bush: the November election results are a setback in our progress towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable...

High BPA Exposure Linked To Low Sperm Count

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Chinese factory workers exposed to high levels of the plastics chemical BPA had low sperm counts, according to the first human study t...

We Won't Identify Breast Cancer Risks from Chemicals Until We Test for Them

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Here we are at the end of October, with another Breast Cancer Awareness month coming to a close. As a breast cancer survivor, I welcome attention bein...

Washington State Compiles A List Of Chemicals Toxic To Children

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEATTLE — Johnson & Johnson, Mattel Inc. and other manufacturers of children's products would be required to report whether toys, cosmetics, jew...

Everyday Chemicals May Be Harming Kids, Senate Panel Told

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Of the 84,000 chemicals on the market today -- many of which are in objects that people come into contact with every day -- only about 1 percent of th...

Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The crucible of the Gulf provides a harrowing example of the insanity we now consider normal.

Toxic Chemical Reform Collapses As Industry Flexes Its Muscles

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fire retardants in baby blankets, nano-particles in cosmetics, plastics in water bottles and anti-bacterial agents in soaps. Experts call these and ...

In The Public Interest : How Many Reminders Do We Need Before We Act to Reduce Chemical Accident Risk?

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We've had more than enough reminders in the U.S. that accidents involving hazardous chemicals can cause fatalities, serious injuries, large-scale evacuations and significant property damage.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Birke Baehr

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr is in my kitchen today, talking about how he has been inspired to ditch his dreams of the NFL for aspirations of becoming an organic farmer.

Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Maddow on the Frack Threat to Our Water

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

The gas drilling practice known as "fracking" has a history of contaminating water supplies, but that won't stop its use in the area from which New York City, Philadelphia, and parts of New Jersey get their water.

Abercrombie and Fitch Earns Green Teens' Wrath With Protest

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Starre Vartan

Teens Turning Green, an advocacy group made up of young folks who want to get toxic ingredients out of the products that tend to litter young people's bathrooms, is going after A&F's new scent, Fierce.

Coal Ash: The Hidden Menace (PHOTOS)

J Henry Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

Even though it is known to contain a host of toxic byproducts, and there are numerous cases of populations being poisoned, industry lobbying has persuaded regulators to designate coal ash as non-toxic.

Wal-Mart and H&M Commit to Greening Their Textile Supply Chain

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Big names like Wal-Mart and H&M have the purchasing power to drive improvements all the way up the supply chain. They send a signal to manufacturers that there is a market out there for textiles made using cleaner practices.

Sick Flight Attendant Finally Gets Her Pay Day

Telegraph | Charles Starmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The ruling could be a landmark case for the airline industry. Joanne Turner, a flight attendant for East-West Airlines, was five months pregnant wh...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Beth Terry from Fake Plastic Fish

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Nearly three years ago, a photo of an albatross chick changed Beth Terry's life. The bird's stomach had exploded from eating disposable plastic bottle...