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A Look at Environmental Justice in the United States Today

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech in 2011 that Martin Luther King Jr. "plant[ed] the seeds of the environmental justice movement" and that environmental justice is "a civil rights issue." In that spirit, let's look at some metrics on how equitable environmental risk is distributed in the U.S.

Lynne Peeples

Safer Substitutes Or Toxic Treadmill? Alternative Chemicals Pose Same Dangers As Predecessors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...

Lynne Peeples

Are You Eating Flame Retardants With Your Peanut Butter And Jelly?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Nothing says "lunch time" to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst t...

Lynne Peeples

A 'Toxic Treadmill': Dangerous Flame Retardants Remain Widespread In Children's Products

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

Flip over your couch cushion or desk chair and chances are, you'll see the same tag that is affixed to the bottom of many others: "This article meets ...

Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Think the flame retardant Tris is a thing of the past? Think again. Last week the Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer States released a study that found 80 percent of new baby and children's products tested positive for chlorinated Tris (TDCPP).

New Study Links Flame Retardants to Lower Birth Weight

Sarah Janssen | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The importance of this new study is that it has identified another potential contributor to low birth weight in a population of infants already at risk: those born to low-income populations with poor access to good nutrition and prenatal care.

California's Flammability Standard Puts Children at Risk

Sarah Janssen | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Sarah Janssen

A study published this week in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives is further evidence that California children are the most highly exposed...

PHOTOS: 7 Toxic Chemicals In Your Seafood That You Don't Know About

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since the smell test doesn't really cut it, we decided to investigate the chemicals in seafood that you might not know about. We all know that mercur...

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.

Our Flame Retardants -- Ourselves

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Introduced as the miracle compounds, halocarbons have revealed themselves as fools good. The flame retardant chemical often leach, leading to lower IQs and depressed fertility.