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We Won't Identify Breast Cancer Risks from Chemicals Until We Test for Them

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Here we are at the end of October, with another Breast Cancer Awareness month coming to a close. As a breast cancer survivor, I welcome attention bein...

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

As TSCA Collapses, Toxic Baby Fights Back (VIDEO)

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

We all either know someone who's had cancer, or we know a child who has asthma, or we know someone who suffers from heart disease.

Water, Water Everywhere, But How Many Drops to Drink? Hydration and Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Water isn't only important for how much of it there is, but for what it does, namely transporting nutrients, dispensing of waste and converting food into energy through a process called hydrolysis.

Millions Die Due To Withheld Medical Treatment

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Medical care must include general lifestyle guidance--the mandates to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise--individually tailored for both the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Organic Cosmetics

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ronnie Cummins

As girls are showing signs of puberty at younger and younger ages, researchers are beginning to examine the link between cosmetics ingredients that mimic the effect of estrogen and premature puberty.

The Epidemic of Emotional Eating

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

As the masses dig their graves with their teeth, the truths about emotional eating are droned out by the dietary white noise of weight-loss fads and fuzzy nutritional science.

"Detox Diets" and Prolonged Fasting Can Be Toxic to Your Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Recently, Ashton Kutcher announced on Twitter that he was undertaking the Master Cleanse. Unfortunately, the "detox" diet theory is just not supported by any facts.

Safer Chemicals Policy Reform Needs to Advance Supply Chain Transparency

Patricia J. Beattie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia J. Beattie

Improving supply chain communication and chemical information sharing will allow for businesses to make informed and cost-effective decisions about the chemicals incorporated into their products.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

New Toxics Legislation Isn't Hazardous to Corporate Health

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Hollender

Whether the business community will go willingly remains to be seen, but the case for industry support for the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 is extremely powerful.

PBS Frontline on Autism Resorts to Pseudo-Documentary, Tabloid Journalism

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The latest Frontline made parents' decisions harder and did nothing except regurgitate old news about vaccines and autism. Parents and children deserve far better from PBS.

The New Agent Orange? Scientists Sound Alarm on Toxic Sand in Afghanistan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Art Levine

Politics Daily reported Friday that scientists have found signs of another potential threat to our soldiers in Afghanistan: high levels of environmental toxins that can cause brain damage.

Toxins Found In Whales Will Affect Humans

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

AGADIR, Morocco — Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy...

The FDA, Toxins and Your Body

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The FDA has taken no regulatory action whatsoever over the last six decades, to protect the public from unknowing exposures to a wide range of toxic ingredients.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In today's blog I want to explain what glutathione is, why it's important, and give you 9 tips that will help you optimize your glutathione levels and protect help yourself from chronic illness.

BPA Exposure Worse From Canned Food Than Plastic Bottles

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The exposure to BPA from canned food "is far more extensive" than from plastic bottles, said Shanna Swan, a professor and researcher at the University...

New Study: Bikers Inhale Five Times More Toxic Fumes Than Drivers

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Belgian study finds that bicyclists on urban streets inhale tens of millions of toxic nanoparticles with each breath, taking in five times as much a...

3 Shocking Truths About Weight Loss

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Your body takes in an enormous load of industrial toxins that have entered our food, water and environment. It does affect your systems.

From Sunscreen to Sunshine

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

The sun is the most powerful cleanser and regenerator of all life on earth--yes, including human life. It is our ally, not our enemy!

Wanted: Citizens of a Post-Plastic Society -- Must Love Edges

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

This plastic age is one of ironies at every turn, now revealed as a dangerous and unsustainable vision, a failed utopia. Itʼs time to bring back edges.

Flame Retardants: Extinguishers of Brain Development?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.

Oil Spill Reduction

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.theGreengrok.comSo exactly what is in that stuff spewing into the Gulf of Mexico? We all know that a whole lot of oil is being pu...

The True Cost of Doubt and Denial

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

The recent President's Cancer Panel report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," has put the official government seal on somethin...

The Superhero Is You

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

If ever there was a time for a superhero, the time is now. And if ever there was a superhero, it is you.