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Monday, October 29, 2007

unleaded gasolineWhen a body is exposed to lead it's stored in the bones like calcium, but scientists are just now realizing that it's also released back into the blood like calcium -- including when mothers are breast feeding.

Monday, October 29, 2007

organic carrotsFor years governments have made a point of saying that there's no nutritional benefit to organic foods. Now they may have to eat their words.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I do not speak for the rest of the Enviroblog team when I say, I love bluegrass. I love the classic stuff and the new stuff, the ballads, the lightening-fast pickin'. . . Who knows, maybe I was from Appalachia in another life.

Anyway. Hot Buttered Rum is a string band that covers classic bluegrass and country tunes, but they also write their own stuff. I'd been listening to this song for a couple of months before I finally realized -- they're talking about a grease car!

Friday, October 26, 2007

EWG's Chemical IndexWe quietly added a new feature to the EWG homepage this week, and it's one I think Enviroblog readers might find very useful.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CFLs contain mercury. Recycle them!As the Santa Ana winds begin to die down and Southern Californians take stock of the damages, some in the media are noting the impact that global warming may have on wildfires.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

PCB pollution at Brofiscin QuarryIt wasn't a dark and stormy night when Douglas Gowan was called to investigate the deaths of livestock on a farm near Brofiscin Quarry in South Wales. Other than that, though, his story reads like a film noir script.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ground beef recallA little light reading for your Wednesday. . . Liz at The Pump Handle looks at how the problems at Topps Meat managed to get past USDA inspectors, and as per usual it all comes down to money.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Seafood RecommendationsWashington Post reporter Sally Squires toed the fishing industry line in her front-page article on the recommendations issued by the industry through the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Katrin Eismann TomatoesYou're organic-savvy, right? You already use the Shoppers' Guide to prioritize your produce purchases, but now you're wondering what else you should be considering when it comes to your food dollars.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I often complain about the lax chemical regulations. And, I am definitely guilty of saying “imports are poisoning people in America.” But, what about the people that make those imports? Few of us ever stop to think about them.

Monday, October 22, 2007

dust mask requiredI often complain about lax chemical regulations. And, I am definitely guilty of saying “imports are poisoning people in America.” But what about the people that make those imports? Few of us ever stop to think about them.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Atlanta droughtGreener parenting: Because "those cute little feet sure do make a big carbon footprint."

Atlanta has less than a 90-day supply of water left, and so far there's no backup plan.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Apple iPhoneApple's iPhone contains chemicals that are internationally regulated because of their potential danger to health and the environment, according to research by Greenpeace. Elements of the phone were made with PVC and brominated fire retardants, although the levels of those chemicals adhere to international standards.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Poor Lindsay Lohas. Once upon a time she was a careful environmentalist, but in the wake of fortune and fame, her eco-idealism has gone down the toilet. Will her friends be able to get her back on track?

Friday, October 19, 2007

babytoy.jpegRight now, parents who want to avoid exposing their kids of phthalates have to carefully monitor the toys and children's products their young ones have access to. But when the initiative signed into law on Sunday goes into affect in 2009, parents in California will be able to breathe a little easier.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nuke Free's the way to beThis is not about celebrities.

If this was about celebrities, people would say "What do they know?" and "Their job is to entertain, they should just stay out of politics" and "Who do they think they are?"

So I won't tell you what they know. Instead, I'll tell you what I know.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Caution: avoid phthalates. . . and they're unhealthy for you, too. Phthalates are the culprit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Onederwear disposable underwearHave you ever undressed to shower while on vacation and thought, "Gee, I really wish I didn't have to go to all the trouble of putting this underwear back in my luggage"?


Monday, October 15, 2007


To be honest, before I started working for EWG, I really didn’t think much of the makeup that I put on my face every day. I believed that the products were safe because I was able to buy them in stores. I had no idea that $50 billion personal care industry regulates itself and there are almost no guidelines or testing requirements by the government.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action DayToday is Blog Action Day, an event created to draw the attention of the blogosphere as a whole to one particular issue. Today, bloggers around the world will turn their attention to this year’s theme: the environment. Parenting bloggers, tech bloggers, health bloggers and a multitude of others will be writing about environmental issues as they relate to each niche.