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Fanning the Flames With Fire Retardants

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In a reckless, "hope-for-the-best" approach that puts us all at risk, U.S. policy allows the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment -- before their potentially devastating impacts have been adequately evaluated. Multiple Senate bills to fix this toxic system over the past decade have been snuffed out.

BVO and the Right Dose of Worry

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

BVO is much in the news of late. This is the ingredient a teenage girl noticed in her Gatorade, prompting her to find out what it was. Her investigation revealed potential health risks associated with BVO, and she started an online petition to get this ingredient out of her sports drink.

Safe Home, Healthy Pets

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Their lives are spent playing on lawns and sleeping on floors and as a consequence often have higher exposures to lawn and garden pesticides and to harmful chemicals in household products that can accumulate in dust. With these common exposures come shared risk.

Brain Drain: Could Environmental Chemicals Cause Autism?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

It never occurred to me to worry about autism when I was pregnant in the '80s, but today it seems that few expectant parents haven't considered the possibility that autism might affect their child.