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Toxics

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 (...

Michael, What the Dell? Design out Toxics!

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daniel Kessler

On Tuesday, Greenpeace held a protest at computer giant Dell's headquarters for the company's backtracking on its public commitment to eliminate key toxic chemicals in its products by 2009. There is still time for Dell to do the right thing.

9 Deadly House Plants (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Got a curious kid or hungry pet? Many potted plants and cut flowers that people love to keep around the home are actually quite poisonous if ingested...

In The Public Interest: States Take Important First Steps on BPA

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Ask any new parent about their child's first steps. It's as if they took a walk on the moon instead of toddling from the sofa to the ottoman. In the ...

Toxins Impair Children's Neurological Development -- And A 10-Step Program To Stop It

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Three new studies from just the past week add to the growing laundry list of evidence linking every day toxic exposures and neurodevelopmental impacts in children.

Nuclear Energy: Toxic, Expensive and Not Carbon Neutral

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

People, corporations and even environmental groups want to ignore the carbon emitted from nuclear power because to do otherwise makes the challenge of reducing carbon harder.

First Do No Harm: Connecting The Dots Between Environmentalism And Health Care Reform

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

If we live in poverty and industry uses our neighborhoods to site their most toxic operations, how do we pay for the illness those operations cause?

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

Killing Our Water: The Hidden Cost of Dirty Energy

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Perhaps the biggest challenge in changing human behavior to address the reality of climate change is connecting impacts to every day life.  But t...

The Adventure of the Strangled Gulf

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

I requested of Holmes an elucidation as to how residents of the rural Midwestern United States could be responsible for a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. "It's elementary," he said with aplomb.

A New Chapter In The Erin Brockovich/Hexavalent Chromium Story

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Our primary concern now is that further delay by the state not only puts those drinking Hexavalent Chromium at risk, but delays clean up of water supplies and fails to hold polluters accountable.

Could Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Vaccines Cause Autism?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Imus

Like it or not, vaccines are likely the largest source of one-time exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in early infant development.

Are green gadgets really greener this year at CES?

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

When you're buying new electronics products there's lots to consider. A few years ago there was practically zero information if you wanted to make an ...