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Dioxin

The Chemical Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Lynne Peeples

Agent Orange Planes Posed Health Risk To Servicemen Even After War

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green

Military veterans who say they were sickened by lingering amounts of the herbicide Agent Orange aboard repurposed airplanes after the Vietnam War now ...

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

Lynne Peeples

A Toxic Technology? From Biological Hazards To Chemical Dangers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

Mindy Grover, her first-grade daughter and dozens of other parents and children were running in Foxboro Elementary's 5K race last Friday evening in No...

Lynne Peeples

Agent Orange Poisoned Planes And These Veterans' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

After a fleet of C-123 airplanes dropped more than 10 million gallons of Agent Orange to destroy enemy cover and crops during the Vietnam War, the mil...

Vietnam in the Aftermath of a Chemical Holocaust

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Fred A. Wilcox's Scorched Earth completes the story of why, in fact, the spraying of the Agent Orange was pernicious, especially to Vietnam and its people.

U.S. Starts Vietnam Agent Orange Cleanup

AP | MIKE IVES | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

DANANG, Vietnam — Vo Duoc fights back tears while sharing the news that broke his heart: A few days ago he received test results confirming he a...

Lynne Peeples

'Unlawful, Arbitrary And Capricious,' Black Community Says Of EPA Pollution Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

Christine Bennett remembers her childhood days in Mossville, La., walking to and from school through an alley of industrial plants. "We had to cup...

Lynne Peeples

Could You Blame Your Ancestors For Your Fertility Problems?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

The environment in which your great-great-grandmother lived, breathed, ate and drank might be responsible for health problems endured by you, your chi...

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.22.2012 | 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: Gas price...

'Green News Report' - January 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.11.2012 | 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: Rick Sant...

Food Lobby Says EPA's Dioxin Limits Will "Scare the Crap Out of People"

Michele Simon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

It doesn't take much for a food industry freak-out over potential government action, but this latest corporate outcry is especially galling and self-serving.

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | 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: Riots ove...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

Recommended Continental Breakfast: Eggs Over Easy, Hold the Dioxin

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (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 final...

Germany Halts Poultry, Pork, Egg Sales In Carcinogen Scare

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany froze sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday to stem the spread of food contaminated with cancer-cau...

A Convenient Enemy

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

It's all very black and white: EPA bad, industrial America good. Economy vs. the environment. Capitalism vs. socialism. Or, maybe, in the mind of Joe Barton, the "legitimately wrong" vs. the illegitimately right.

Setting the Record Straight on Dioxin

Gary Williams, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Williams, M.D.

The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and the current amount of dioxin we are being exposed to through food is so low that it does not pose a health risk.

PHOTOS: How To Green Your Period

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greening your period is a simple, eco-friendly and fun way to make an impact. In one lifetime, it is estimated that one woman can use as many as 16,80...

The Last Ghost of War

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By Azadeh Shahshahani and John Zientowski Today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of...

Make Her Vagina Green

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deanna Neil

The average maxi-pad or tampon is chlorine bleached, which releases toxins into the environment when made, and could also leaves residuals in your or your loved ones vagina.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.