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Bay Area City Presses Cell Radiation Right-to-Know

Bay Area City Presses Cell Radiation Right-to-Know
The City Council of Burlingame, California, is moving ahead with plans to come up with a cell phone right-to-know ordinance. Council members said last week (Oct. 18) they are working to draft the measure. If passed, it would require stores to post on their shelves the specific absorption rate (SAR),...

San Francisco Cell Phone Users Gain Right-to-Know

San Francisco Cell Phone Users Gain Right-to-Know
The city will be the first in the country to provide cell phone radiation data at the point of sale. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday (June 15) to approve an ordinance that would require posting cell phone radiation emissions by retailers. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, one...

Lautenberg Cites EWG Minority Cord Blood Report at Toxics Reform Hearing

Lautenberg Cites EWG Minority Cord Blood Report at Toxics Reform Hearing
At a hearing held before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and its Environmental Health panel on Wednesday, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, cited Environmental Working Group’s minority cord blood...

EWG President and Co-founder Ken Cook voted Huffington Post’s Ultimate Green Game Changer

EWG President and Co-founder Ken Cook voted Huffington Post’s Ultimate Green Game Changer
Recognized for his efforts in utilizing new media to fight misinformation and weak legislation on toxics and human health, EWG president and co-founder Ken Cook was named one of Huffington Post’s Top Ten Ultimate Green Game Changers. After weeks of voting, Arianna Huffington announced Ken as the winner...

A lot of Mercury in a lot of Fish

A lot of Mercury in a lot of Fish
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released results of an 11-year study showing, for the first time ever, the average concentrations of 268 “persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic” (PBT) chemicals in American lake fish. Of the 268 chemicals, there were two the agency found in every...