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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thank you to our supporters for making 2007 such a great year! See what we're planning for 2008.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Independent Lab Studies Conducted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Found Dangerous Levels of Cancer-Causing Chemical in Popular Children's Toy

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Environmental Working Group (EWG) Executive Director, Richard Wiles, praised the action of Connecticut state officials that removed fromsale all Planet Toys' CSI: Crime Scene Investigationtm Fingerprint Examination Kits due to recent test results finding dangerous levels of asbestos in powders contained in some sample kits.

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Monday, November 26, 2007
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Monday, October 29, 2007

It may sound like a strange ingredient, but iodized salt actually helps protect your thyroid from chemicals such as perchlorate. So stick with the iodized salt, especially if you're a pregnant mother. EWG's Dr. Anila Jacob explains.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Laboratory tests of canned infant formula conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a certified commercial laboratory reveal that a plastics chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) leaches from metal can linings into formula. According to a new EWG analyses, the amount of BPA ingested by some bottle-fed infants exceeds the doses that caused serious adverse effects in animal studies.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Oh, The Onion. From an article titled EPA Warns Human Beings No Longer Biodegradable

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Looking for a cheap mobile home? I know some people who are looking to get rid of theirs...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Need smart, sound financial tips? Contact a broker. Interested in the bizarre ways people are making money using kegs, beetles, and rats? Read on, because this week’s Outside The Box is green in more ways than one.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

EWG and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) researchers analyzed samples of wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. 18 of 19 wastewater samples examined contained at least 1 of 3 unregulated, widely-used hormone disruptors – phthalates, bisphenol A, and triclosan; 2 samples contained all 3 substances. Despite sophisticated wastewater treatment, these chemicals were detected in treated waters discharged into the Bay.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Question: I recently purchased school uniform shirts for my child and was horrified to find Dupont Teflon fabric protector stickers on the packaging. When I wrote to the company the agent said that there was no danger, as they did not use Scotchgard. Am I correct that Teflon is not better than Scotchgard?

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Hello and Welcome to TreeHugger's 82nd Carnival of the Green! If this week's link list just isn't enough eco-info for you, have a look at last week's round-up at Victoria E's. Next week you can get your fill at Dianovo.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Question: I'm concerned about my 8-month-old daughter coming into contact with phthalates. Should I throw out any plastic toys, or are there some companies that don't use phthalates? Toy companies I've contacted have told me phthalates are harmless. Is this true?

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Flame retardants present a growing risk to human health, particularly the health of infants and children, and levels in the environment appear to be increasing.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Question: I've heard nasty rumors regarding the treatment of carpet before it's sold and put into a house. I've heard that it's treated with some really bad chemicals, then rolled up and stored until sold. I'd really like to know what the carpet is treated with and what's the best thing to do.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A high school algebra project first clued me in to the inefficiencies of incandescent light bulbs. After working out some basic calculations in the classroom, I was appalled to find just how much electricity these virtual heat-lamps devour (and how much more they add to electric bills) in relation to their fluorescent counterparts.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Popular Mechanics tested seven different CFLs for brightness, color, and other characteristics and all seven stomped out the incandescent 'control' bulb. They only used one incandescent as a control which seems a bit unfair to the little energy drainers.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It's a question that may soon be irrelevant in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Reprinted from CSPI's Integrity in Science Watch: Proctor & Gamble has launched a massive advertising blitz to counter consumer fears about the rising death toll from poisoned pet food. The firm took out 59 full-page ads in daily newspapers, with most citing reassurances from an independent task force.

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