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NRDC Sues FDA for 30 Year Delay in Regulating Antimicrobials

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The FDA first proposed a rule that would have removed triclosan and triclocarban from soaps in 1978. Until this rule is finalized, these chemicals can be widely used with no regulatory oversight.

Q&A PART 2: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health - Who's at Risk?

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

I continue today with Part 2 of my Q&A about oil spill health concerns with a look at different groups of people who are at a particular risk to h...

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

Gina Solomon › Endocrine Disruptors in Drinking Water Gina Solomon's Blog Endocrine Disruptors in Drinking Water

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at the Riverside County Medical Association in Southern California. A contaminant called perchlorate had been d...

Safer Chemicals Mean Safer Lives and Saved Money

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

When I was a resident, training in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, I saw a patient who changed the course of my life. S...

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

Pushing Produce into Urban Food Deserts

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Gordon

New York City has approved 1,000 new mobile food carts for neighborhoods in the five boroughs that have long been isolated from traditional supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers' markets.

The Chemical Industry Desperately Wants to Keep Their Products in Your Shopping Cart

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

While the industry has characterized the campaign to eliminate BPA as "lies," they have resorted to the failed tactics of the tobacco industry by putting profits before protecting the public's health.

Court Agrees: Phthalates are Banned From Toys Effective Next Week!

Sarah Janssen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Janssen

Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) are chemicals used in many common consumer products, including as softeners of plastic children's toys -- like a rubber ducky.