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Chemical Industry Manipulations Fail to Change Scientific Fact

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

The verdict is in... again! Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. This is not earthshaking news or even news, but apparently Congress felt it was worth a million of your tax dollars to confirm what has been a scientific fact for nearly a decade: formaldehyde causes cancer.

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.

Should We Count on Companies to Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Simply put, we can't rely on these companies to voluntarily make the kind of transformative changes we need to ensure our everyday products are free of chemicals linked to disease.

Disrupted Development: The Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Wait, so we may be setting the stage for diseases like breast cancer before a baby is even born?

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.

'Cancer Prevention Tips' to Avoid

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

If you want to reduce your cancer risks, be careful what advice you follow. A number of activist groups offer a range of cancer-fighting tips that don't mesh with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) latest report on cancer trends.

BPA, Flame Retardants & Toxic Jewelry

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

With so many news stories that relate to children's environmental health lately, it's hard to keep up!

Eating Fresh Food Drastically Reduces BPA Risk, Study Finds

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned or plastic-packaged food for three days dropped by an average of 60 percent, according to a study released today.

A Green New Year's Resolution: Quit the Pesticide Man

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Here in the Bay Area where I live, according to the EPA, all of our creeks are contaminated with significant levels of pesticides, especially diazinon...

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...

What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most Americans would be astonished to learn that of the approximately 12,500 individual chemical ingredients in personal care products, the overwhel...

Will the War on Cancer Evolve to Take on Environmental Risks?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Today, with the release of the President's Cancer Panel report, we may see a fundamental shift toward a winning strategy. The Panel levels a hefty critique of failed regulation of environmental contaminants and undue industry influence.

Pink Washing the Dangers of Bottled Water

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.