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Monday, November 12, 2007

FEMA trailersWho do you turn to when the government agency that comes to your rescue ends up making you sick?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The documentary Renewal is

the first feature-length documentary to capture the breadth and vitality of America's religious-environmental movement. In rural communities, suburbs and cities, people of faith are rolling up their sleeves in practical and far-reaching ways.

This clip is from a segment of the film called "Food for Faith." Enjoy!

Friday, November 9, 2007

rubber duckyA new CDC analysis demonstrates that when it comes to bisphenol A, EPA's so-called safety standards are woefully inadequate.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

aquadots_thumb_sstudio.jpgI occasionally talk to people who don't understand why lead in children's toys is such a problem.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

world_cow.jpgA little light reading. . . but first, a call to action:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

school of fishSometimes, all it takes to get a point across is a clear statement of the facts. Let's have a look at some startling ones, shall we?

  • Most of the seafood we eat in America is imported.
  • Only one percent of imported seafood is inspected by the FDA.
  • What seafood is inspected is frequently found to contain levels of chemicals that make it unsafe for human consumption.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

white_house.jpgThe Bush administration will unveil a plan today to give the FDA and CPSC more authority over imports. Congress, you may know, is already considering what action to take on consumer safety; their plan has been met with resistance by manufacturers (shocked, aren't you?) and, unfortunately, by the administration.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Environment vs. Profit Most people around the world are ready to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of the planet, according to a new BBC poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries.

According to the BBC article:

Monday, November 5, 2007

Parent's Guide to Children's Personal Care ProductsBy now you've heard of Skin Deep, the cosmetics database in which you can search through 23,764 products with 6,924 ingredients. Skin Deep allows users to choose products -- mascara, shampoo, nail polish, sunscreen and the like -- with fewer health hazards.

Monday, November 5, 2007

child_ct_scan.jpg So I've been reading Dr. Devra Davis' new book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer. It's a remarkable book, incredibly detailed and full of information I can almost guarantee you've never seen before. It makes a very compelling case.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A few weeks ago, during the discussions around the industry-funded recommendations advising women to eat more fish, an important point was frequently raised (on this website and others): While we're all worrying about how much fish to eat, the world's fisheries are steadily being depleted.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Grant's TombThere's an old joke that asks, "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?"

Thursday, November 1, 2007

coal-fired power plant Usually when we talk about toxicity, we talk in parts-per-billion (ppb). South Carolina fisherman Perry White's body contains 6.5 parts-per-million of mercury -- that, in case you weren't sure, is a lot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

lead paint in toysEarlier this week some key members of the United States Senate decided that if lead had no place in gas or paint, it probably shouldn’t be in children’s toys.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Extreme Pumpkins 2005 entryA little light reading. Happy Halloween!

Eco-conscious but on a budget? David at The Good Human has the list you've been looking for: 35 low-cost ways to green your lifestyle.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lead poisoning can lead to aggressive behaviorIt can be hard to prove the correlation between environmental exposures and health implications. Public health advocates who focus on environmental exposures, often speak about general health trends more then specific causalities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lead poisoning can lead to aggressive behaviorIt can be hard to prove the correlation between environmental exposures and health implications. Public health advocates that focus on environmental exposures, often speak about general health trends more then specific causalities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Question: Is there a reason why my table salt is iodized? I’m not even really sure what that means, but it sounds a little scary, and unnecessary. Should I switch to kosher salt or sea salt?

Monday, October 29, 2007

unleaded gasolineWhen a body is exposed to lead it's stored in the bones like calcium, but scientists are just now realizing that it's also released back into the blood like calcium -- including when mothers are breast feeding.

Monday, October 29, 2007

organic carrotsFor years governments have made a point of saying that there's no nutritional benefit to organic foods. Now they may have to eat their words.

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