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Toxic Chemicals

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...

The Truth About Toxic Wheat

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

The problem lies in when we try and make blanket statements about all wheat production. For each different variety of wheat whether it be durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, or even soft red winter wheat, there are different production methods for each one.

Under the Republican Congress, All Environmental Politics Will Be Local

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Since there hasn't been any new U.S. federal environmental law in nearly a quarter century, I do not expect the productivity of the new Congress to be any worse than the old one.

Fracking And Toxic Air

Molly Rauch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

A new study, published this week in the journal Environmental Health, identifies potentially hazardous concentrations of air pollutants near some oil and gas operations in five states. The research shines a light on what some communities face as US oil and gas development accelerates.

Another Fracking Health Threat

Michael Green | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Michael Green

There has been much attention to water pollution risks from fracking, but there has been less research into air quality around fracking sites.

Trick or Treat? Why Halloween Scares Moms

Molly Rauch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Halloween preparations are in full swing in our house. But I have a confession to make -- I force a stiff smile when my kids squeal in excitement about the trick or treating. Because if there's anything that raises my Mommy hackles, it's Halloween. And now, Halloween just got a little scarier...

Lynne Peeples

Another Reason To Care About BPA In Things You Touch Every Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and s...

Kate Sheppard

Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a ma...

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

Lynne Peeples

Groups Giving Second Thoughts To Those Black Crumbs On Playing Fields

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green

Massive bags of tiny black rubber crumbs, the remains of some 40,000 old tires, lined the parking lot of Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washi...

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Earthjustice | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.

What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

Carl Pope | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rock-star love-fest with the American Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden last week was hardly a policy address -- Modi's theme was India's potential greatness and his vision of how to enable it.

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

Michael Green | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.

Shocking: New Research Shows Pollution Inequality in America Even Worse Than Income Inequality

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green
Lynn Parramore

I spoke to James K. Boyce about his research and the impact of environmental inequality on politics, education, economics, and the shape of our society.

Large Fire Releases Chemicals From Seattle Manufacturing Building

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort ...

Hey! I Am Knocking on Your Door

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Bill Couzens

While historically it has been difficult to regulate these harmful chemicals today we can create best practices to work towards preventing this from ever happening again in any school.

Lynne Peeples

The Hidden Source Of Industry Influence That Threatens Our Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green

SEATTLE -- Dr. Raymond Neutra adopted an alternate persona as he stepped up to the podium on a sunny, late-August afternoon. Sporting a hat and a fake...

Lynne Peeples

The Lead Hazard In Schools That Won't Go Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

A contractor cleans up lead paint at a contaminated building in Providence, R.I., in 2006. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki) Portland, Ore. — The ...

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

'Green News Report' - August 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire and explosion at Indiana refinery with a history of exploding; UN ...

Guarding the Next Generation

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we truly are going to guard the next generation, we must engage communities to raise the bar on human health -- with a clear and specific focus on preventing cancer. If our children are going to have a healthier future, then cancer must not be an expected stage of life.

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

Chemical Industry Manipulations Fail to Change Scientific Fact

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

The verdict is in... again! Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. This is not earthshaking news or even news, but apparently Congress felt it was worth a million of your tax dollars to confirm what has been a scientific fact for nearly a decade: formaldehyde causes cancer.