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Toxic Chemicals

Hey! I Am Knocking on Your Door

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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.

Lynne Peeples

Corporate Execs Sent To Prison Over Toxic Chemical Bribery

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

On Nov. 22, 2006, Paul Jennings received an email from a fellow executive at his chemical company. "As you are aware, Indonesia was planning to go lea...

Your Safety Is a Barrier to Trade

James Thornton | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
James Thornton

Europe and the U.S. already have some of the most advanced legal systems in the world, why can't chemical safety fall under their jurisdiction?

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

4 Tips for Beating the Greenwashing Game

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

We live in a world where companies use terms like "natural," "botanical," "pure," and "free" when their products are actually full of harmful chemicals.

Lynne Peeples

Would You Like Flame Retardants With That Couch?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

SEATTLE -- Most of Aimee Robinson's customers are moms. And more of them are starting to ask questions about the contents of the couches and chairs sh...

'Green News Report' - July 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge Christian organization divests from fossil fuels; Germany pledges ...

'Green News Report' - July 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Anti-science nuttery alive and well in Kentucky; BP's oil still contami...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

'Green News Report' - July 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Japan hit with monster typhoon, while Hurricane Arthur breaks a record...

Lynne Peeples

Potent New Weedkiller Raises Fears About Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

In his public plea for the Environmental Protection Agency to reject registration of a potent new weedkiller, Christopher Lish of Olema, California, r...

Greg Abbott Thinks Companies Will Reveal Their Chemical Stockpiles If You Just Ask Nice

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under a barrage of criticism this week after he urged the state's residents to just "drive around" and kno...

On Red Mud and Other Messes

John Feffer | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

In 2010, in Hungary, a reservoir wall containing the industrial sludge pond of an alumina plant collapsed and more than a million cubic meters of toxic red mud swept across the countryside, through several villages, and into the rivers feeding the Danube. Accidents happen. But this was not a complete surprise.

Lynne Peeples

A Missed Opportunity To Protect Unborn Babies From Toxic Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

When Penelope Jagessar Chaffer became pregnant, her obstetrician warned her to avoid alcohol, cigarettes and mercury-laden tuna. Dangers posed to her ...

Syria Hands Over Last Of Declared Chemical Weapons Stockpile

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria finished handing over to Western powers Monday the 1,300 tons of chemical weapons it acknowledged possessing, completin...

Lynne Peeples

Major Health Care System Aids Battle Against Toxic Flame Retardants

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

The push to rid our bodies and the environment of toxic flame retardants just got a powerful boost from a major health care system, according to exper...