Smart discussion about toxics policy reform
 Currently Browsing: Featured Articles

KID-SAFE CHEMICALS
News to Use – For All of Us

KID-SAFE CHEMICALS<br/>News to Use – For All of Us
After nearly 35 years with basically no information on just about any chemical, is it possible to have too much “minimal” information?  Sounds hard to imagine, but some apparently think so. Here’s the issue. Under the newly-released House draft of a chemical regulation reform bill, EPA would...

Kid-Safe Chemicals:
What We – and EPA – Need to Know

Kid-Safe Chemicals:<br/>What We – and EPA – Need to Know
Before you buy a car, you check its safety, reliability and performance ratings. Before you buy a house, you hire an experienced inspector to look for hidden problems.  Before you expose your children to toxic chemicals?  Not so much. Most used car dealers have more reliable information on...

What We Don’t Know About the Toxic Stuff Around Us

What We Don’t Know About the Toxic Stuff Around Us
Second in a series of guest blogs by best-selling author Dan Goleman Consider a box of microwaveable, butter-flavored popcorn. The label assures buyers it has zero grams of trans-fat and “zero mg cholesterol.” But the ingredients list fails to mention that the savory butter taste and mouth-watering...

Lautenberg Plan: Safety First

Lautenberg Plan: Safety First
The effort to protect Americans from chemical dangers took a historic step forward today as Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Environmental Health, introduced legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.  The current law is riddled...

EWG Supporters Push Chemicals Act Reform

EWG Supporters Push Chemicals Act Reform
The campaign for Kid-Safe Chemicals shifted into high gear this week (April 14) on a glorious spring day in Washington D.C. as the Environmental Working Group (EWG) presented petitions signed by more than 85,000 Americans to key Senate backers of chemicals regulation reform. On the day before Sen. Frank...

What Toxicology Won’t Measure – And What To Do

What Toxicology Won’t Measure – And What To Do
First in a series of guest blogs by best-selling author Daniel Goleman I’ve got some bad news. Toxicology seems to have a blind spot when it comes to the stew of chemicals we breathe, drink or otherwise absorb over the course of life. Currently federal standards for determining toxicity are based...

BPA Spin: That’s What Persists and Accumulates

BPA Spin: That’s What Persists and Accumulates
If the consequences weren’t so serious, it would be entertaining to watch the chemical industry’s top lobbyists scramble to defend the signature toxic chemical of the new millennium, bisphenol-A (BPA).  This is a chemical with some serious toxic muscle.  It’s not just that BPA is a clear and...

New York Times Toxic Waters Series Wins Medal

New York Times Toxic Waters Series Wins Medal
An investigative reporting project is to a journalist what an overhang – a slope angled at more than 90 degrees — is to a rock climber.  Gravity, physical endurance and time are all going against you.  But when you nail it, there’s no feeling that compares. A New York Times series, Toxic...

EPA Takes Aim at Drinking Water Contamination

EPA Takes Aim at Drinking Water Contamination
After spending nearly a decade on the sidelines as public concern grew over contamination of U.S. drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out plans to step up and streamline its efforts to make sure that tap water is safe. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson outlined the new approach...

EPA Turnaround: Collecting Data on Fracking Risks Just Might be a Good Idea

EPA Turnaround: Collecting Data on Fracking Risks Just Might be a Good Idea
Reversing a stand it took six years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will launch a $1.9 million research program to learn whether a technology that has spurred a boom in domestic natural gas production poses a threat to drinking water and public health. In 2004, in a study that was not...
Page 4 of 10« First...2345610...Last »