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Drop in aggressive crime parallels ban on leaded gasoline

It 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...

Envirohealth News: Crime, unleaded

When 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...

Prioritize your food dollars with Dr. Greene

You're organic-savvy, right? You already use the Shoppers' Guide to prioritize your produce purchases, but now you're wondering what else you should be considering when it comes to your food dollars...

Blog Action Day tip: Know your source

Today is Blog Action Day, an event created to draw the attention of the blogosphere as a whole to one particular issue. Today, bloggers around the world will turn their attention to this year’s...

DDT is not healthy for children and other living things

Imagine a group of gregarious nine and ten year old girls in the early 1960s, laughing and running through the streets of their neighborhood on a summer evening, following along behind a big truck --...

Exposure of Canadians to toxic killers

Canadians face up to 25,000 premature deaths annually and that costs the Canadian government more than $9 billion. These, among other statistics, were revealed in a new study published last week. This...

Envirohealth News: Finally, an asbestos ban

We've known the about the negative health impacts of asbestos since the 1920's, and now the Senate has finally acted to ban the stuff from import. Our thanks and congratulations go to Senator Murray...

17 Principles of Environmental Justice

After writing this morning's post on the global environmental justice movement, I did a little digging and turned up the Principles of Environmental Justice. Drafted and adopted in 1991 at the...

Correction

In a May 16 blog post about the possibility of Dennis Paustenbach being appointed to a federal asbestos committee, we said that Paustenbach's firm ChemRisk "committed scientific fraud on behalf of a...

Rotten eggs in Versailles, PA

What would you rather have lurking underneath your hometown: highly explosive methane, or highly toxic hydrogen sulfide? Tough decision. How about both? In Versailles, PA, that's exactly the situation...

Ask EWG: Is there eco-friendly jewelry?

Question: I love jewelry, and have since I was a little girl. I don’t buy it often, and when I do I try to buy pieces that are made to last. I’m trying to be a responsible consumer. What should I...

Envirohealth News: Claims for antibacterial soap go down the drain

What's new in the world of environmental health. The federal government is setting itself up to violate its own water quality standards -- by not cutting CO2 emissions. Oceans absorb carbon dioxide...

Saturday Morning Multimedia: Toilet environmentalism

Plenty of companies make water-efficient toilets these days, but replacing your old model with a newer one is an expensive endeavor -- and if you live in an apartment building, it's pretty much...

Problem toys: A personal perspective

This post from one of the Urban Mamas bloggers really drove home the reality of the Mattel recall for me. I don't have babies of my own (yet -- don't worry, Mom, I'll get there!), so while I was busy...

EPA sued over potentially dangerous pesticide

When a CDC website describes the possible medical effect of a pesticide like this ...may produce a variety of effects on the nervous system including headaches, blurred vision, watering of the eyes...

Saturday Morning Multimedia: Nellie gets a makeover

Sustainlane.com is a user-driven directory of green products and business -- think social bookmarking meets the yellow pages. They've got a series of videos about a community of friends, The...

Toxic sludge and treasures in Lake Okeechobee

Thousands of years of history were revealed this summer as drought drained the water from Lake Okeechobee in the Florida Everglades. Native American tools and jewelery, a hundred year old fishing boat...

Breathing easier with Enviro-Paint

When I was little, I loved the smell of house paint. I have asthma, though -- the kind of asthma that lands you in the hospital at two in the morning because your inhaler just isn't cutting it -- so...

EU, U.S. will share safety data on cosmetics

Ever wonder about the safety of your imported cosmetics? Last week, the United States and the European Union agreed to trade information on safety of cosmetics. The agreement is planned in hopes of...

Outside the Box: Ship shape & smelly energy

Enviroblog's new weekly column, Outside The Box, features stories outside the norm and refusing to conform.

McDiesel anyone?

McDonald's has announced today that it will reuse its supply of cooking oil to manufacture biodiesel fuel for its UK delivery trucks. Biodiesel will be created by combining rapeseed oil and cooking...

Sunscreen: what about nanoparticles?

Kate at Grist did a great write-up on EWG's sunscreen investigation -- if you haven't seen it yet, you should check it out.

No, no, our asbestos is the safe kind

Over two decades, W.R. Grace & Co. slowly killed hundreds of workers at its Libby, Mont. asbestos mine. It's one of the most notorious cases in the annals of environmental crime – but Grace may escape...