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Toxic Chemicals

Lynne Peeples

A Missed Opportunity To Protect Unborn Babies From Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

When Penelope Jagessar Chaffer became pregnant, her obstetrician warned her to avoid alcohol, cigarettes and mercury-laden tuna. Dangers posed to her ...

Lynne Peeples

Major Health Care System Aids Battle Against Toxic Flame Retardants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

The push to rid our bodies and the environment of toxic flame retardants just got a powerful boost from a major health care system, according to exper...

Lynne Peeples

Why These Goalies Are Worried About Unknown Toxins In Artificial Turf

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green

The distinct smell of synthetic turf on a soccer field always brings back good memories for Jordan Swarthout. "I loved playing the sport so much," ...

Dear Governor Hickenlooper -- A Film Dispatch

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Denver
Corinna Clendenen

Film is a powerful medium for communicating the look of things, so in a state as visually stunning as Colorado, what better way to deliver a message to the governor?

Toxics Bill Fails the Mom Test

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Our current chemical law does not protect our health. Reform of the outdated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is one of the top priorities of moms across the nation.

New Testing Shows Toxic Chemicals in Walgreens' Products, Customers Respond

Lindsay Dahl | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Dahl

For many of us, our frustration around toxic chemicals is amplified when we go shopping. It's along those aisles that we turn over the products, in the slim chance that the labels will tell us something about the product's safety, only to be disappointed.

Everyday Chemicals Just May Damage Sperm Cells, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

New research suggests that so-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals in many foods and household items put the whammy on human sperm cells, potentially...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Eyeing Federal Rules On Fracking Fluid Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting public comments on how it might go about "enhancing transparency for chemicals and mix...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Bill Championed By Industry, Chided By Children's Health Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Brad Springer, 10, has fought and defeated neuroblastoma cancer -- twice. Today, according to his dad, the now healthy Idaho boy is wielding his power...

'Green News Report' - April 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly tornado outbreak rips across the South, but safer building codes s...

Lynne Peeples

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A children's playground shares a fence with the Santa Monica Airport. (Michael Brodsky) The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department del...

'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Eart...

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything cha...

Kate Sheppard

Is Your Kid's School Located Near A Chemical Facility?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

A new study released Wednesday finds there are almost 10,000 schools across the country located within a mile of a chemical facility. The research...

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

No Time for Wasting Waste

Francesca Vietor | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Flame retardants are found in everything from children's car seats to your everyday sofa. Now that flame retardants are on their way out, what are we going to do with the tons of products that contain them?

Memo to Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.

Kate Sheppard

Company Settles For Record Sum To Clean Up 85-Year Toxic Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of ...

'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The tide goes in, the tide goes out, never a miscommunication." -- It's ...

'Green News Report' - March 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was logging a factor in deadly Washington landslide?; New BP oil spill in...

Lynne Peeples

Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

More than 200 empty pairs of firefighter boots lined the steps of the Rotunda in San Francisco's City Hall on Wednesday. Each pair represented a l...

Sustainability Is The Organic Movement's Strength

Peter Getty | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Instead of biting the organic hand that wants to feed us, let's chew on it and learn more about sustainable practices and farming techniques that will preserve life now and replenish our lands for future generations.

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet t...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Lead Widespread In World's Largest Paint Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens coat a day care center's walls, fence, slide and swing. More colorful paints peel from tables inside a kinderga...