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Mercury Poisoning

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'Chemical Brain Drain' Threatens Future Generations, Experts Warn | 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...

Eating Seafood: Health Boon or Health Threat?

Carl Safina | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

So which fish are safe to eat? And which fish provide the greatest health benefits? These are the questions that scientists with the Environmental Working Group set out to answer.

There's Mercury In Your Mascara, And The UN Is OK With That

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.18.2013 | Style

If you want to avoid mercury, you should probably put down that mascara wand and take note of the United Nations' latest decision: Mascara and other e...

Amazon Natives FAR More Susceptible To Mercury Poisoning, Study Finds

AP | CARLA SALAZAR | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly ...

Mercury Levels In Pacific Ocean Rising Thanks To Asia's Coal-Burning Plants

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geo...

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.

Love Requires Action

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Suza Scalora

As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?

140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

Ruthless War Against Dolphins Rages On

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Twenty years ago in Australia I helped free a bottlenose dolphin from a driftnet. In 2004 a small pod of bottlenose dolphins protected four swimmers f...

How To Avoid High Amounts Of Mercury In Your Food

Posted 01.17.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris: Many of us may question purchasing seafood after the recent news that 84 percent of fish worldwide is too...

We Need a Mercury Treaty With Teeth

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

We need a mercury treaty that actually reduces global mercury pollution. A treaty that fails to include mandatory mercury reductions overall will dishonor the victims of Minamata disease and accelerate mercury poisoning across the globe.

Is Seafood Bad For Your Brain?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientists say that consuming fish may be more hazardous to your health than you think, according to new reports published this week. The reports, ...

Asian Gold Miners Use Borax to Replace Toxic Mercury

Ben Barber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Ben Barber

Each year tens of thousands of people are poisoned by toxic mercury spewed into the air, land and water by small-scale gold miners in Indonesia and other low income countries where production has soared as gold prices skyrocketed.

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Liza Donnelly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly


Moms Victory Over Inhofe

Dominique Browning | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

You've proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with. I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.

The Great Lakes, Mercury, and Senator Inhofe

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With Senator James Inhofe's (R-OK) move to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate mercury -- both now and in the future -- the threat to the health of Americans is in the balance.

What's Really Poisoning Us? Phony Health Scares

Gavin Gibbons | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Gavin Gibbons

If you've been eating seafood with any regularity, it's a miracle you're still able to read this -- according to some activists sounding the alarm bells.

Tuna Shopping

Liza Donnelly | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Parents need to be diligent and read labels carefully because not all store managers think to carry the healthiest foods for our kids. So we go shopping around from store to store looking for mercury-safe tuna, for instance.

EPA Needs to '86' Mercury Forever!

Ina Pinkney | Posted 08.05.2012 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

Chefs and politicians may have little in common, but we do share an obligation to keep people healthy. In my business, when we say we had to '86' an item, it means it's no longer available. Congress needs to '86' mercury pollution forever.

Graduation Shakes Deep Roots

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

As our children graduate across the country, my hope is that the planet-saving roots that anchored so many of these college graduates to fertile ground will not be shook to the core by greed, politics and apathy.

Something's Unnatural in the Air

Liza Donnelly | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly


Car Guys Know We Need Strong Regulations

Mark Burns | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Mark Burns

During the annual inspection of my station wagon, my car guy told me how excited he was about the future of the automobile: the promise of electric cars, battery improvements, near-zero emissions and high-mileage.

A Worried Mother Does Better Research Than the FBI

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

These are things that get to our children -- no matter where they are, whom they are with, and what they are doing. So I started doing research. And I was dumbfounded to find out what is legal.

Is Mercury in Fish as Harmful as You Thought?

EatingWell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Food

The fact that most ocean fish are so high in selenium explains why more and more research suggests the benefits of eating seafood outweigh any risks mercury exposure could pose. Do I (and you) really need to be avoiding those fish?

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.