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The 12 Fruits And Vegetables With The Most Pesticides

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Could an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Maybe -- but it may also be coated in pesticides. Today, the Environmental Working Group, an advo...

WATCH: Soil Erosion Far Worse Than Reported In American Farmlands

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green

If the American classic song is right and “this land was made for you and me,” then why are we paying to have it destroyed? This is the question p...

Eco Etiquette: What's the Best Eco-Friendly Makeup?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.29.2011 | 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 reading your co...

Yes Virginia, There Is a P in EPA: Lisa Jackson, American Super Hero

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every super hero has a nemesis, and the EPA's Jackson has the 112th Congress under the leadership of John Boehner doing everything it can to stop progress toward fuel efficiency and clean energy.

Weekly Health Tip: Should You Always Buy Organic?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

The benefits of organic farming are undeniable.

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.

Big Ag Attacks! Why Is The Government-Sponsoring Pesticide Propaganda?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

he White House garden may be green and unsullied by agricultural chemicals, but Obama's United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just forked ove...

Probable Carcinogen Found In Drinking Water In 31 Cities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most cont...

U.S. Spends $180K To Promote Pesticide Residues On Food

Adam Morganstern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Adam Morganstern

The EWG is asking California to reconsider a $180,000 grant given to a group to combat the negative public perception of pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables.

Taxpayers Funding Pro-Pesticide PR Campaign

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF), a California trade association, wants you to have less information about pesticide residues on the fruits and...

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...

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...

Hold the Mayo, Extra Pesticides

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Donald Carr

If Big Agriculture wants to promote healthier diets, it should stop attacking critics and focus on growing vegetables and fruits that are chemical-free -- and also tasty.

Chemicals Reform Bill a Step Backwards for Children?

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

You wouldn't give your child an adult dose of Tylenol. You wouldn't strap an infant into the front seat of your car. The government won't let a baby b...

Will Farm Subsidies Be the Tea Partiers' Achilles' Heel?

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's odd that Tea Party candidates have had so little to say about one area of wasteful spending that all limited government advocates should be able to agree on -- the USDA's farm subsidy programs.

The Peace List (10 Must-Haves for Summer)

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sandy Henson Corso

Here are my choices for the must-have THINGS for summer 2010!

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."

Eco Etiquette: Is My Moisturizer Safe? 5 Petrochemicals to Avoid Now

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'm a guy who recently st...

Blueberries and Kale Placed on Most Toxic List

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

The classics that have been on the most toxic list for the last decade are still on there. But this year, two new ones made it onto the list: blueberries and kale.

The Toxic Truth Of Sunscreen (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Despite sunscreen use being higher than ever, skin cancer is still on the rise. The most common cancer in the United States, skin cancer accounts for...

Do Na'vi Get Sunburned?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

The FDA has been working on sunscreen safety rules for 32 years. In the mean time, EWG has come up with a sunscreen database that analyzes close to 2,000 sun protection products.

If It's Polluting People, Stop It

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

Toxic chemicals pose multiple threats to human health, which is why Environmental Working Group is urging Congress to develop a comprehensive plan.

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.

Personal Care Products Pose Unrecognized Toxic Risks To Children

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Babies are about 100 times more sensitive to carcinogens than adults. Infants and young children have immature liver enzymes, which give them only limited ability to detoxify carcinogens.

Lifting the "Body Burden": How to Fight Toxic Exposure and Keep Chemicals Out of Your Home

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

From Seventh Generation's discussion on "Children and Chemicals," featuring Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group, pediatrician Dr. Alan ...