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Do clean schools make kids sick?

Do clean schools make kids sick?
Whenever we walk into a recently-cleaned school classroom or bathroom, the harsh odor of industrial-strength cleaning products hits like a wave. The smell of “clean” can make us cough. A little cough is the least of our worries. Asthma rates are on the rise – 1 in 6 kids in California develop asthma...

Is Our Stuff Killing Us?

Is Our Stuff Killing Us?
There’s a lot to love about the 21st Century. Wireless. Hybrids. Ipods. Hockey in June. But modern life comes at the price of a body burden of pollutants. The stuff we like is amazingly light, pliable, tough, tiny, shatter-proof, stain-proof, waterproof, spongy, fire-resistant, explosive, clear,...

Measuring Pollution In People

Measuring Pollution In People
The mass spectrometers needed to measure traces of chemicals and their byproducts in human samples of blood and urine are big beige machines that, to the untrained eye, look like something you might find at your neighborhood photocopy store. Commanded by researchers and technicians in clean suits seated...

Death by a Thousand Snapshots

Death by a Thousand Snapshots
Nothing scares the chemical industry like the facts.  That’s why big chemical companies are so afraid of biomonitoring. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, biomonitoring is the testing of blood, urine, breast milk, hair or other tissue for the presence of industrial chemicals and pollutants. What...

Pollution in 5 Extraordinary Women

Pollution in 5 Extraordinary Women
A May 2009 report by EWG documented pollution in 5 extraordinary women who for decades have fought against pollution, environmental racism and injustice in their communities. From New Orleans, Green Bay, Corpus Christi and Oakland, these women have been deeply been engaged in environmental justice battles...
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