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Environmental Health

New EPA Air Pollution Standard Protects Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you have a child with asthma or a loved one at risk of a heart attack, you can breathe easier today, because new protections will decrease the chances they will end up in the emergency room.

No Garbage Dumps in Residential Neighborhoods

Loraine Boyle | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York
Loraine Boyle

No one, rich, middle class, or poor, wants to see a garbage-dumping site in any residential neighborhood. Such a facility belongs in an industrial area.

Outrage: As Mountaintop Removal Linked to Birth Defects, Politicians Gut Clean Water Act

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

How would you feel if the very place where you live -- the air you breathe and the water you drink -- means that your baby is at greater risk, even if you take perfect care of yourself?

Trashing East L.A. County

Sam McPheeters | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam McPheeters

If regional trash disposal behemoth Valley Vista has its way, an unassuming Pomona thoroughfare will soon transform into a 10.5-acre waste-processing facility with extreme consequences for local residents.

3 Easy Ways to Go Green and Stay Healthy

Beth Greer | Posted 07.15.2011 | Home
Beth Greer

What if I told you that making small, simple changes in your everyday routine could make a huge impact on your health and well-being, as well as the health of our planet?

Moms Clean Air Force -- Fighting for the Environment

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the news out of Japan about the potential effect of radiation on the population, Americans are starting to ask themselves some tough questions, about weather, about energy, about our natural resources and how to protect them.

The Great Leap Backward

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

Do we really want to roll back regulations and look more like China? It's worth considering what environmental and working conditions in China actually are, first.

At Gulf Oil Disaster Forum, Health Problems on Dramatic Display

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

When I first saw Paul Doomm at a health forum of Gulf residents in New Orleans, he was flat on his back, gasping for air from a seizure...

Lead Poisoning in Nigeria "Unprecedented"

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This article originally appeared in the Global Post on December 2, 2010. Lead poisoning usually causes life-long debilitating illness, not immediate ...

Happy Thanksgiving: All I Can Handle in this Age of Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chantal Sicile-Kira

We each have our own truths. Our beliefs may be different, but our goals are the same: a happy, healthy, love-filled and productive life -- as independent and self-determined as possible.

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...

Spiritual Solutions #3: Listen to Your Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By listening to your body and responding to it with awareness, you tap into the field of infinite possibility, where the natural experience is peace, harmony, and joy.

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.

Spiritual Solutions #2: Find Your True Being

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond Find True Self Esteem True self-esteem is not the same thing as improving your self-image. Self-image results fro...

Our Planet, Our Selves: The Earth's Symptoms and What to Do About Them

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Human health is more dependent on the health of the planet than the planet is dependent on human health. Unless we learn to live in harmony, we will be expelled from this Garden of Eden.

Act Now: Become an Environmental Health Activist

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The laws that most of us assume are there to protect us -- our food, children and drinking water -- no longer exist. And this is our last opportunity before new legislatures in January to act.

A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 3)

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The President's Cancer Panel report has been provoking passionate responses. An attack by the nation's leading cancer charity against a report that argues for cancer prevention via stronger environmental reform deserves a closer look.

Release the Day - My Secret Desire to Waste Time, Investigate the Past, and Imagine the Future

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Cancer survivors -- and there are more than ten million of us in the United States -- can be a powerful lobby for change. We can show the human cost of past polluting practices and fight for a safe, just future.

This Earth Day, Reduce Your Body's Toxic Load by Consuming Fewer Pesticides

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

All of the different classes of pesticides kill the bugs by poisoning their nervous systems. So, guess what they attack when they get to you? Yep, the brain.

Why the Green Movement Should Include Environmental Health Issues

Annie B. Bond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie B. Bond

The negative toll of toxic chemicals and pollution on our bodies is probably as dramatic as emissions are for the planet, or plastics are for the oceans, the direct link is just harder to make.

Gasland: Will New York Be the Next Casualty of the Halliburton Loophole?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Though natural gas is marketed as the "safe" energy source compared with coal, according to an EWG report, a single well contains chemicals sufficient to "contaminate over 100 billion gallons of water."

Does the Environment Matter to Your Health?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Those who build electronic health records need to make sure we have a reliable way to link our personal place history to the sophisticated electronic health records they are building now.

Protect Our Earth, Protect Our Health (AUDIO)

Beth Nielsen Chapman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Nielsen Chapman

We are living in a nutritional war zone. Those who know better have to vigilantly search out natural healthy food, and those who can afford to buy organic are the lucky ones.

7 Tips to Ensure A Less Toxic World

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

I am now aware of legislation in the Senate to overhaul our obsolete laws. The new act is called the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2010." Its goal: to protect our health and that of the environment.

Cancer Maps: The Power of Geomedicine at Work

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

The linking of geography to personal health using interactive mapping technology fuels incredible curiosity about the possible harmful exposures around the places we live and work.