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Toxic Chemicals

Sharpen Your Sunscreen Savvy

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Guest blog by Laura Klein, publisher of There's so much to say about sunscreen--beyond how essential it is. That's because the...

Women Beware! Know the Possible Dangers of Feminine Care Products!

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

Did you know that there may be pesticide residue in tampons? Conventional tampons may be grown with cotton that has been treated with pesticides. How the heck is that possible?

Potomac River Male Bass Fish Carry Eggs In Testes Due To 'Toxic Stew' Of Chemicals

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environment Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 80% of the male bass fish in Washington's major river are now exhibiting female traits such as egg production because of a "toxic stew" of p...

Great Opportunity to Protect American Families from Toxic Chemicals

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

It doesn't require a PhD in chemistry to realize what's wrong with the current law. If you've ever tried to figure out if the baby shampoo you are buying includes chemicals linked to altered genital development -- then you already know.

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.


Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

Before you buy a car, you check its safety, reliability and performance ratings. Before you buy a house, you hire an experienced inspector to look for...

To Detox Your Body, Detox Our World

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Absurdly, the burden is on the EPA to prove chemicals harmful, even though it lacks legal authority to compel industries to study, withdraw, monitor use, or modify any chemicals.

Complacent and Complicit, Or Too Little Too Late

Megan McFeely | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

For so long I have done and said nothing. I am complicit and complacent. For some reason, I think things will all be alright -- that someone else might do the right thing along the way.

Is There Lead in Your Juice?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and "conventional" juices and baby foods. What are the effects of too much lead?

A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 2)

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

There is also a disconnect between what we in the scientific community know about the roles that chemical exposures play in the story of cancer and what cancer patients are told.

Countdown to Earth Day: Chemical Reform is Closer Today!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The original Earth Day of 1970 ushered in a decade of progress in protecting public health and the environment. Landmark laws like the Clean Air Act a...

IV-7: The Next Generation of Germ Defense

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sheila Shayon

The just-launched IV-7 Ultimate Germ Defense is a non-toxic disinfectant boasting the lowest EPA toxicity rating possible.

BPA Exposure Worse From Canned Food Than Plastic Bottles

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The exposure to BPA from canned food "is far more extensive" than from plastic bottles, said Shanna Swan, a professor and researcher at the University...

New Study: Bikers Inhale Five Times More Toxic Fumes Than Drivers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Belgian study finds that bicyclists on urban streets inhale tens of millions of toxic nanoparticles with each breath, taking in five times as much a...

Green News Report -- June 8, 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: Another very b...

How Worried Should We Be About Every Day Chemicals?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Among the roughly 2,000 chemicals produced in quantities of more than a million pounds per year, only about 7% have undergone the recommended slate of basic toxicity studies.

Is Your Faucet Making You Sick?

Doug Linney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Linney

Since there are many ways that we can still be exposed to lead, we should be eliminating lead exposure wherever we can. Getting lead out of faucets is something we know can be done, and we cannot delay.

In The Public Interest: Get toxic chemicals off our dinner table

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We ask a lot of questions about food. What's the fat content? How much sugar? Is there enough fiber? What about trans fats? Is this the brand of (...

Obama's 1979

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

History helps us study the past so we can improve on the future. For the last couple of weeks Thomas Friedman in the NYT's has been writing about Ob...

Green News Report -- March 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: China beats t...

Green News Report -- May 25, 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: New Rules for ...

CNN Reveals Toxic America

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

Sanjay Gupta hosts a two-part program revealing devastating results from a year-long investigation that resonates with concerns over the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

American Water Company Joins Lawsuit Against Syngenta, Maker Of Atrazine Herbicide

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The nation's largest private water utility company has joined a federal lawsuit that aims to force the manufacturer of atrazine, a widely-used herbici...

Killer Whales, Toxic Chemicals, and a Mom

Holly Lohuis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Lohuis

Fake grassroots groups like the pro-industry Coalition for Chemical Safety are a distraction from the real work of reforming our nation's toxic chemical laws.

Silent Spring Has Sprung

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Randall Amster

the pervasive use of the herbicide atrazine raises a host of ecological and political questions that are strikingly reminiscent of those confronted by Rachel Carson.