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We Don't Need BPA to Make a Baby Bottle

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As many companies have already shown, alternatives do exists and you don't need BPA to make a baby bottle. The chemical lobbyists won a round when I was prevented from offering my BPA legislation, but this fight is just beginning.

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

Chemical Industry Lobbyists Block Measure to Protect Infants and Toddlers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

We should not use our kids as guinea pigs by taking chances on a chemical that can seriously harm their immediate and long-term health. No chemical should be used in food products until it is proven to be safe.

Green News Report: November 18, 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: BP made '...

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.

Beware of BPA, the Stealth Fat Chemical in Cans

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Mindy Pennybacker

Because we are exposed to BPA through so many sources, it's worthwhile to be mindful of it in foods and choose less risky alternatives whenever possible.

Green News Report: November 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: Not-so-ba...

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...

Canada Appears More Protective of Its Children Than the US

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Why is it that millionaires and billionaires who violate SEC rules and regulations and steal millions are generally only required to pay fines?

Green News Report: October 19, 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: The "Glo...

Green News Report: October 14, 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: Obama li...

With the European Union and a Slew of New Studies Reaffirming the Safety of BPA, At What Point Will the Science Prevail?

Jon Entine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

I've heard a lot of talk about BPA, almost none of it good. It's used in all kinds of things: electronics, DVDs, car dashboards, eyeglass lenses and polycarbonate plastics, from microwavable containers to infant sippy cups.

It's Time for Breast Cancer Prevention Month

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

It's that pink time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when virtually every American has been touched by the disease, who among us is n...

PHOTOS: Cities Crack The Whip For The Planet

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are many environmental issues that need addressing. But with the federal and state governments moving at their usual pace, cities are getting fe...

BPA Discovered In The Air

environmentalhealthnews.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Add air to the growing list of places where bisphenol A (BPA) is found, say a pair of Japanese researchers who have measured and reported levels of th...

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

Green News Report: September 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: We're back...

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly...

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Obesogens: The New Excuse for Being Overweight

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

I get perverse pleasure from seeing true science and common sense play second fiddle to environmental fears. I just read a short opinion piece in the...

A Big Problem: Girls are Developing Breasts Earlier

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

Girls are developing breasts earlier, and everyone should be concerned. While I am generally not prone to being an alarmist, the collection of data on this subject is just plain scary.

Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've been pretty freaked ...

Think Twice Before Taking a Paper Receipt

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

When shopping, how many times do you hear the cashier ask, "Would you like a receipt"? And how many times do you take one? Well, here's some eye-ope...

No Receipt, Thanks: High Doses Of Controversial Chemical BPA Discovered In 40% Of Paper Receipts

washingtonpost.com | Lyndsey Layton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As lawmakers and health experts wrestle over whether a controversial chemical, bisphenol-A, should be banned from food and beverage containers, a new ...

PHOTOS: Did You Know? 15 Toxic Chemicals In Beauty and Household Products

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives. They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which c...