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Monday, February 1, 2010

With green being the new black, there are more than a few environmental documentaries to choose from when popping that (not-in-the-microwave) popcorn.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I was about seven years old, and frustrated from trying to curl my straight, limp hair when my mom taught me a saying she had learned from her mom when she was a young girl: "What price beauty."

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clearly, the only criterion Forbes magazine uses when determining which U.S. corporation wins its yearly “Company of the Year” title must be profit. That’s the only way to explain how a company as notorious as Monsanto could possibly get the nod for 2009 from the mag, which proclaims itself “The Capitalist Tool.”

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Known, of course, for her movement-launching 1962 book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson understood the important relationship between nature and chemicals. She raised her voice to inform others and protect the environment long before it was popular.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

 

If your family got its water from your own well (and a lot of people do), what would you say to someone who wanted to pump a whole grab-bag of chemicals into the ground nearby, including some that are known to be toxic or to cause cancer? Just guessing here, but I suspect you’d send him on his way with a few choice words.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Special to Enviroblog by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, Co-Authors, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things

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Monday, January 11, 2010

"Prenatal exposures to environmental pollutants may lead to chronic diseases later in life."

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

As the saying goes, another one bites the dust. Another year, that is. But before we leave 2009 behind for good - which many of us would happily do - let's take a quick look back at the 10 most popular Enviroblog posts of the year. It's a (web)log, after all, of what's newsworthy in toxics, a chronicle of what was on our minds, and yours.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Thousands of Chemical Names and Ingredients Kept Under Wraps At EPA

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

EWG President Ken Cook tells the story of toxics in a mere 22 minutes - 22 very worthwhile minutes, that is. See it for yourself.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

EWG staffers put our heads together to come up with this list of bad news environmental stories of the last decade that people might have missed. But there were plenty of big stories that hardly anyone could have missed, such as climate change. What's on your list of the biggest environmental stories of the last 10 years?

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Climate change dominates the headlines this month, and that's likely to continue well in the new decade. But green issues don't stop there.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

A group of Lousiana residents who track the air quality in the vacinity of refineries. Their website can be found here: http://www.labucketbrigade.org/

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Monday, December 14, 2009

If you don't have the time to read Nena Baker's book about the toxic chemicals we're exposed to every day (though we recommend it), here's your chance to get the skinny from the author in less than 15 minutes.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

With its fourth and most ambitious edition of its National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, released today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) casts the issue of pollution in people in sharp focus.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's true there are too many chemicals in cord blood. You know it. We know it. But who else knows it? Well now, that depends on who else is writing about it (like, say, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal). Telling their friends about it (on Facebook). Blogging about it.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's never easy or fun to ask people for money. But. At least in our case we know how well we use it and how important our work is in the fight to protect environmental health. And we're not the only ones who think that, which is good news. We've earned 4-star status from Charity Navigator for years now.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Rachel's Network have detected bisphenol A (BPA) for the first time in the umbilical cord blood of U.S. newborns.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have detected as many as 232 toxic chemicals in cord blood samples collected from 10 minority newborns. Notably these tests show, for the first time, bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic component and synthetic estrogen, in umbilical cord blood of American infants.

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