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Chemical Industry Manipulations Fail to Change Scientific Fact

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

The verdict is in... again! Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. This is not earthshaking news or even news, but apparently Congress felt it was worth a million of your tax dollars to confirm what has been a scientific fact for nearly a decade: formaldehyde causes cancer.

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.

You Are a Guinea Pig

David Rosner | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
David Rosner

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news.

By-Product Becomes Product: An Alternative to MDF Board

Danielle Siembieda-Gribben | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Danielle Siembieda-Gribben

In order for cost and supply to keep up with the demand artists often use cheap and accessible materials such plywood, particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). What these products don't tell you are the makeup of MDF board is toxic.

4 Harmful Chemicals Lurking In Your Cosmetics

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.

Keratin Made My Hair Fall Out!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

My hair horror all started with a lone PR email that floated its way into my inbox. "Would you like to get a free keratin treatment?"...

The California Nail Polish Scandal and What it Means for Your Manicure

Amy Ziff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Ziff

I used to think a mani/pedi made for the perfect relaxing, healthy way to escape from my life for a few minutes. As it turns out, this seemingly-benign reward can be extremely hazardous for our health.

Kristin Chenoweth Had Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions

Posted 02.24.2012 | TV

It was dark and "GCB" star Kristin Chenoweth was wearing sunglasses. As she explained to "Late Show" (Weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS) host Da...

No More Toxins: J&J Removing Harmful Chemicals From Baby Products

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents

TRENTON, N.J. -- Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove traces of two harmful chemical...

America's Moms Are Watching U.S. Senate: Pass the Safe Chemicals Act!

Jessica Alba | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Jessica Alba

Every kid has the right to be safe in her home. Every mom has the right to know that the products she buys for her child are free of toxic chemicals. We have hope and faith in our political system to fix this problem, and we are counting on our U.S. Senators to get it done.

How To Pick A Greener (Healthier) Paint For Your Walls

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

Forget the smog over LA -- the air indoors is worse than the air outdoors. And far worse when we add paint into the mix.

Report Documents Industry Efforts to Delay Health Assessments of Toxic Chemicals

Jennifer Sass | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Big business chemical industries have repeatedly blocked the Environmental Protection Agency and other government bodies from assessing the harms of h...

A Formaldehyde-Free Treatment With Smooth Results?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photos By Bobby Doherty I didn't realize that I had curly hair until I was 12 years old. Until that point, I would brush my ringlets into a porcupi...

Government Lists Formaldehyde as a Known Carcinogen

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

After years of delays because of pressure from the chemical industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added eight substances -- including formaldehyde -- to its Report on Carcinogens.

Brazilian Blowup: It's Time for the FDA to Act

Stacy Malkan | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Stacy Malkan

Massive hair loss, blistered scalps, severe rashes -- you might expect such complaints to prompt a federal agency charged with protecting public healt...

Eco Etiquette: Should I Freak Out About Formaldehyde In Baby Furniture?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Childhood cancers are on the rise; the more than 80,000 unregulated industrial chemicals now on the market in the US likely have something to do with it.

Unrecognized Dangers of Formaldehyde

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Samuel S. Epstein

National Toxicology Program Reports classified formaldehyde as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," based on limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans, and sufficient evidence in experimental animals.

Eco Etiquette: Can Fur Be Green?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm not saying it's OK to wear fur, but don't give people the stink-eye for wearing fur if you're still eating factory-farmed meat. Or driving a car with leather seats. Or wearing Uggs.

The Wrinkle in No-Iron Shirts

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

What makes no-iron shirts so incredibly unwrinklable? How do they do it? I was determined to find out and with a modicum of Googling I was sort of pleased to discover the answer. I say "sort of" because I was not entirely pleased with what I learned.

Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much les...

PHOTOS: 16 Plants That Can Filter Toxins In Your Home

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cigarette smokers, nail polish buyers, and eager home fixer-uppers; you might want to listen up. The air in you house could be swimming with dangerous...

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Frank Rich Takes On The Billionaire 'Sugar Daddies' Backing The Tea Party

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. ...

The Poison Lobby Strikes Back

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A new proposal by the EPA that would require all housing contractors to be properly trained and certified for working with lead paint before they renovate properties that are likely to contain lead paint has been challenged in court.