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Toxic Chemicals

Our Contaminated World

David Crews | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
David Crews

The FDA will soon announce whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A in food and beverage packaging. BPA is widely accepted by scientists as being an endocrine disruptor, and we support its ban because of demonstrable effects in wildlife and laboratory animals.

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

Stop the Toxic Insults: They Aren't Helping

Mary Brune | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Brune

Until Congress stands up to the chemical industry lobby and does the right thing by reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act, parents everywhere will continue to read books about the issues, educate themselves about safer alternatives and take action. That's not hysterical. That's heroic.

You Don't Want Any Part of These Particles

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 05.11.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Cities are converting their fleet of buses over to greener cleaner burning natural gas buses and more trucks are being required to wear particle diapers. So urban air is slowing improving. In the meantime, a few tips to duck that diesel plume.

What BP Owes Americans

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Jackie Savitz

Given the extreme carelessness of BP and the vast scope of the resulting damage done, a low-end settlement would send the wrong message to BP and the other companies that are drilling in our oceans, telling them that they may not have to pay for future damages they cause.

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 ...

Reduce Chemicals to Increase Fertility

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Because we now know that chemicals in every day products can lead to low sperm counts, there are simple steps that men can take to avoid them.

Why I Started The Honest Company

Jessica Alba | Posted 04.26.2012 | Small Business
Jessica Alba

As a new parent, I desperately needed a place where I could get all my daily essentials -- from diapers to cleaning products -- and I could trust that they would be safe, eco-friendly, affordable, and effective. So I decided to create it.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Under Attack, But Are Alternatives Any Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products. Several states hav...

A Bitter Sweetener in Baby Formula

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

Taking a crop high in arsenic and concentrating it down into a syrup and then putting that into baby formula sounds like a terrorist plot on a TV drama. Unfortunately, it's actually happening.

Ending the Toxic Shell Game

Michael Green | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Michael Green

In California we recently won a victory when BPA was banned from baby bottles and sippy cups. Even before the ban, some producers were eliminating BPA from their products. My daughter's pink sippy cup, for example, was labeled "BPA-free." So why would I still worry?

EPA 'chemicals of concern' list stuck nearly two years in executive review

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris, iWatch NewsAbout 21 months ago, a proposed list of widely used chemicals that may pose health risks landed at the Whi...

Eco Etiquette: What's The Environmental Cost Of Cut Flowers?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Are cut flowers really ba...

NRDC Files Lawsuit Blocking Untested Nanosilver Pesticide From Clothing

Jennifer Sass | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Today we filed a federal lawsuit to block nanosilver, a potent antimicrobial pesticide, from market access. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Capitol H...

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Groups Slam Military's Ongoing 'Secrecy' Over Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

Government watchdogs are crying "bullshit" and calling the U.S. Navy a "bully" in response to a redacted federal report on the drinking water supply a...

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White Hou...

Orange Juice Shows Us the Toxic Side of International Trade

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The U.S. has identified safer ways to limit mold growth on citrus in Florida and California. The U.S. should demand the same from our overseas suppliers.

'Green News Report' - January 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The owner...

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Secret: Navy Letter Hints At Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Cover-Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

The U.S. Navy is asking government investigators to suppress information concerning the toxic water scandal at the Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune, accordi...

'Green News Report' - January 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: GOP plann...

'Green News Report' - January 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rick Sant...

EPA Doesn't Give Full Picture on Toxics Pollution

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The EPA has unveiled its analysis of a database containing information on the disposal or release of 650 potentially dangerous chemicals used by almost 21,000 facilities. But this provides only a snapshot of the pollution produced by American industry.

Food Lobby Says EPA's Dioxin Limits Will "Scare the Crap Out of People"

Michele Simon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

It doesn't take much for a food industry freak-out over potential government action, but this latest corporate outcry is especially galling and self-serving.

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Riots ove...