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Exposure to Chemicals

Back to School: Prevent Disasters Before They Strike!

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Claire L. Barnett

Based on long experience and training, my first thought is not a manmade or natural disaster, but a homegrown "school-made disaster" - a school environmental problem affecting children's health.

Lynne Peeples

'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.14.2014 | Green

The number of industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides proven capable of derailing normal brain development -- and robbing children and socie...

Important Facts About The Safety Of Household Products, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

On Mondays With Marlo this week, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu stressed that you must act as a gatekeeper and be conscious of the produ...

The Exxon Pipeline Spill: Questions That Should Be Frequently Asked

Riki Ott | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Riki Ott

It is essential for the media to search for deeper explanations and more accurate information during incidents that threaten human health, wildlife, and the environment -- and future energy choices.

How to Avoid Phthalates (Even Though You Can't Avoid Phthalates)

Maia James | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

f you're like me, you're already failing at most of your New Year's resolutions (I'm still not making my bed every day, and I haven't been to a yoga class yet in January). One goal that I am tackling in earnest? Banishing phthalates from my home once and for all.

More Evidence That Chemicals Are Changing Who We (And Our Children And Grandchildren) Are

David Crews | Posted 07.24.2012 | Science
David Crews

We haven't proved that chemical exposure is at the root of increases in mental health disorders. What we do know with increasing confidence, however, is that chemical exposure is changing our brains, and that those changes are being passed on to our descendants.

The Great Global Poisoning Experiment

John DeCock | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
John DeCock

No matter how carefully you eat or drink or watch your exposure to toxins, your body has chemicals in it that do not belong there and have the potential to make you ill, even fatally ill.

States Are Getting Tough on Toxics -- Will Congress?

Andy Igrejas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andy Igrejas

Once people realize that the chemicals used to make their children's pajamas are less regulated than what comes out of an industrial smokestack, they are ready for change.

Gulf Residents Speak Out About Severe Sickness From Chemicals In The Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

"The health effects are the most frightening because everybody is sick and the doctors here don't know how to treat us. We are having a hard time finding doctors."

Eco Etiquette: Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

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've been pretty freaked ...

ADHD: Agricultural Pesticides

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and v...

Up in Smoke: The Reality of Preventing Fire Deaths

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Generally, I'm a strong advocate for prevention. But what happens when your method of prevention creates its own set of risks? This is increasingly the case with flame retardants.

A Chance for Sensible Chemical Regulatory Reform

Rick Haggard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Haggard

Congress should now seize the opportunity to modernize chemical regulations to reflect current scientific knowledge and engineering, instead of that from three decades ago.

Five Rules for Navigating the Hazards of Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I have learned over the years to use a combination of trend spotting and good old-fashioned common sense. Here are my five rules for navigating the hazards of life.

Sustaining Outrage and Organizing Efforts as Workers Continue to Fall Victim to Chemical Exposures

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

On Sunday January 24, Carl "Danny" Fish, who worked at the DuPont plant in Belle, West Virginia died after being exposed to phosgene - a chemical so a...

Erin Brockovich, Seventh Generation Launch Million Baby Crawl Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oh baby! Seventh Generation has teamed up with Erin Brockovich and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in order to overthrow the old chemical legislatio...

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

The BPA Diaries: An Introduction

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

BPA is a symbol of a much broader problem--our need to evaluate chemicals before they reach the marketplace, and to develop safer alternatives to chemicals we already know to be toxic.

Bisphenol A: The Goods on a Bad Plastic

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

The leaked minutes from industry's bisphenol A strategy session in Washington D.C. last week tell a sad and scary tale of desperation.

5 Secrets Conventional Cleaning Product Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

These products were meant for use all over the house. If they were as toxic as their labels implied, why were we using them where we ate, bathed, slept and played?

Health Care: Scientific or Rational?

Kim Evans | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Evans

It's time we started thinking about things differently. If a reliance on proven demonstrated science has gotten us exactly to where we are now, perhaps a shift of focus to rational is the best move we can make.

Let's Have a Heart to Heart

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

We can be a big influence on each other's health. A warm smile, a greeting, a hug to a dear one, can brighten anyone's life -- and may have more of a therapeutic effect than you realize.