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Feds Failed To Protect Kids From Cancer-Causing Metals

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the to...

OS Gemeos And "The Giant Of Boston"

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The twins have left Boston, but not before they opened their first solo museum show in the U.S. and left behind a handful of public installations that...

Are Today's Young Women Afraid To Lead?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Why even try to be a fearless leader if you're afraid of what people will be saying about you behind your back? Instead of empowering this generation of women, we've frightened them into inaction. This does not bode well for our society.

Lynne Peeples

Are Kids Walking In Lead? Tainted Shoes Seized In Seattle

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

Some 1,700 pairs of children's shoes contaminated with three times the legal limit for lead landed at a Seattle port on Wednesday. The $23,000 worth o...

Getting Toxic Lead Out of Mexico's Pottery

Ben Barber | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

Some 50,000 potters in Puebla, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other states were using lead glazes when the Mexican government asked Blacksmith to tackle the issue about four years ago.

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Over 100 Children

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 c...

The Lead Carpet: Who's Going to Lose?

Nancy Chuda | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Nancy Chuda

A recent federal analysis revealed that approximately 400 shades of popular lipsticks contained trace amounts of lead.

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

Toxic Free Trade Targets Children

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The free ride that free trade offers toxics can be stopped by putting up some barriers. There is no reason why inherently dangerous waste should be allowed transport overseas for cheap disposal or recycling.

Thieves Steal 40 Year-Old Sculpture For Metal

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

The growing trend of stealing public sculptures for their precious metal has hit a Barbara Hepworth sculpture that has made Dulwich park in London its...

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.

Global Phase-out of Lead in Gasoline Succeeds: Major Victory for Kids' Health

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Even small amounts of lead can lower a child's IQ level and shorten attention span. Children with lead in their blood are also more likely to become aggressive, violent and delinquent.

How To Conquer Fear

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I asked Katia Verresen if she had any techniques that she'd be willing to share for helping people to stand in their fear and face down their doubts.

Is There Lead In My Phone Case?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Morfin: a Progressive Tug

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Cali Slaughter

Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.

Keeping a Strong Safety Net in Place for Children

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

We understand that Congress must be mindful of the effect of regulations on the business sector. However, the reversal of several of the core provisions of the CPSIA would likely diminish the health and safety of our nation's consumers.

Local Lead: Pollution Around Chicago School Reminds Us What Is at Stake in DC's Clean Air Act Fight

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Removing the ability to enforce laws already on the books and funding cuts are all part of the playbook being employed to beat down the EPA right now. It is short-sighted, wrong-headed and stupid.

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

'Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars' Actually Toxic

NPR | By Scott Hensley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Turns out the marketer of some candy bars sold under the Toxic Waste brand wasn't joking. The Food and Drug Administration says Candy Dynamics of Ind...

Feds Dismiss Recall Of Lead-Laced Glasses Over Technicality

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults &...

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.

Tests Show Toxic Metals In Children's Products Exceed Federal Limits By 1000 Times

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" ...

Rainbow Apparel Vendors Cited as More Lead-Tainted Jewelry Found

Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joanna Lin

The California attorney general's office on Monday cited CVS/pharmacy and two Rainbow Apparel vendors for selling jewelry with illegal levels of lead. The items contained as much as 62 percent lead.1