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The Chemical Marketplace: PFOA

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microwave popcorn bags are often designed with a coating of fluorotelomers, which, when exposed to high temperatures, break down into PFOAs.

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...

Congress Targets Broken Federal Toxics Law

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

The effort to protect Americans from chemical dangers took a historic step forward today as Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate...

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.

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

EPA Principles for Safe Drinking Water? I'll Drink to That!

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

You may be able to judge if a glass is half full or half empty, but there is no such thing as a glass of water that is only half polluted.

Gina Solomon › Endocrine Disruptors in Drinking Water Gina Solomon's Blog Endocrine Disruptors in Drinking Water

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at the Riverside County Medical Association in Southern California. A contaminant called perchlorate had been d...

Why Persistence Matters: The Case for Restricting PBT Chemicals

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

Persistence is a great trait if you're job hunting, learning to play the piano or potty training your child. But when it comes to toxic chemicals, persistence is a characteristic that spells trouble.

If It's Polluting People, Stop It

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

Toxic chemicals pose multiple threats to human health, which is why Environmental Working Group is urging Congress to develop a comprehensive plan.

Getting the Dirt on Household Cleaners

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Do household cleaners contain ingredients linked to asthma, nerve damage and other health effects? Mr. Clean went to court and pled the fifth.

California Takes an Important Step Forward with BPA Announcement

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The widespread use of BPA in our food packaging has resulted in the contamination of our food and also our bodies. Today, California took an important step in protecting the public from the toxic chemical.

Oh That Chemical Feeling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Congress is (finally) looking into the persistent and growing problem of persistent and bioaccumulating pollutants. Last week a Senate subcommittee he...

Safer Chemicals Mean Safer Lives and Saved Money

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

When I was a resident, training in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, I saw a patient who changed the course of my life. S...

Schwarzenegger's new "Benign by Design" Platform

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Schwarzenegger announced a partnership between California and Denmark to rotect consumers against chemical exposure. Congress should look to California for an example of proactive action and prioritizing human health.

Environmental Groups and Chemical Industry Agree on Regulating Toxics?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Have the historical competing interests finally converged? Can the economy and the environment be BFF?

Toxic Substances Control Act - Plain and Simple

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

Chemicals and their witch's brew of ingredients continue to augment American Industry without anyone quite knowing their makeup and possible toxicity. And that needs to change.

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

If you are like most Americans, you have an expectation that our federal regulatory agencies will protect us from unsafe chemicals found in the produc...