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Heavy Metals

Water, the World's Greatest Resource in Peril

James Grundvig | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

Part of the problem is education. Another is coming up with solutions at the local level. Americans have a poor view and understanding of water issues here, while governments all over the world fail to regulate bottled drinking water.

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

The Scariest Thing This Halloween May Be In Your Kids' Makeup

Amy Ziff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Lead, regardless of the level, is found in makeup around the country. Even in makeup intended for kids. Halloween can be an opportunity for toxic mayhem OR it can be an opportunity to learn, educate and buy carefully.

The Bitterness of Coal: How This Dirty Fuel Punishes the Health of Latino Communitites

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This environmental justice activist of Mexican origin has said enough is enough and started to fight for the retirement of the coal-burning plant that for decades has been poisoning the air and water of this mostly Latino community.

Is Business Support for Communities Waning?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

U.S. companies may have grown lackadaisical because consumers have stopped using their pocketbook power to influence corporate behavior. If all American consumers care about is price, why should companies focus on anything other than reducing production cost?

PHOTOS: Marilyn Minters Paintings Up Close

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

Straddling the tasty and tasteless, glamorous and grotesque, Marilyn Minter's hyper-saturated (in every sense of the word) paintings are like a ...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

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The Dirt On Shop Towels: Are Industrial Workers At Risk?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green

Once a week, a batch of freshly laundered red towels, sealed in plastic, arrives at the Atlas Garage on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, while 100 or...

What Will End the Dolphin Slaughter?

Hardy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hardy Jones

It baffles me that whaling and dolphin killing can persist in the 21st century. Whale and dolphin watching generate over $2.1 billion per year around the world, vastly more than whale and dolphin killing.

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

How to Rid Your Body of Mercury and Other Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will provide you with a clear, three-step plan to help you detoxify from mercury and other heavy metals and recover your health. I have used this plan successfully and safely with patients over the last 10 years.

Mercury: How To Get This Lethal Poison Out Of Your Body

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

There's no doubt about it, mercury is the most alarming, disease-causing source of environmental toxicity that I see daily in my practice.

Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health.

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

Scary Stuff: Children's Halloween Face Paints May Contain Lead

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Neglected At A Cost To Health

The New York Times | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact wit...