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March 11, 2011
Credit: Jeremy Brooks/FlickrDry-cleaned clothing may look spotless, but the chemical perchloroethylene (PERC) is spoiling our air and groundwater while endangering the...
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November 5, 2010
Spread of TCE plume near Fort Lewis, Washington. Credit: USGSIf you've ever fiddled with a bicycle chain, you know what a mess grease can make. Yet some of the chemicals...
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November 4, 2010
Credit: TheSpeak/FlickrHormone-altering bisphenol-A (BPA) has occupied headlines (and our national head-space) for over two years — and is now affecting how brands as...
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September 23, 2010
Credit: Fairfax County, VirginiaBed bugs are crawling into even the cleanest houses, apartment buildings, and hotels across the country and the world. Fear of getting...
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August 4, 2010
Ever wonder whether your organic body cream or toothpaste is actually made with organic ingredients? You wouldn’t be alone. The USDA has faced a lot of criticism for its weak...
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July 21, 2010
Credit: Paul Falardeau/Flickr October 12, 2010 Update: A new report calls for a broad new strategy for testing industrial chemicals suspected of increasing breast cancer...
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May 24, 2010
Credit: Halle/FlickrWatching our nation’s top skiers fly down the slopes during the Winter Olympics was inspiring. However, I was less than inspired to find out that ski...
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May 24, 2010
Gina Solomon describes how Gulf spill workers can recognize the symptoms of exposure to petroleum fumes and the steps they should take to reduce their risks of long- and short-...
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May 14, 2010
Credit: Bleu Celt/FlickrA new report on fragrances leaves a bad odor: 17 brands of popular perfumes, colognes, and body sprays were found to contain chemicals known or...
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May 5, 2010
Credit: SkyTruth/FlickrDr. Gina Solomon provides answers to the health questions raised by the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and the efforts being made to...
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September 25, 2009
Pocos de nosotros damos mucha importancia a la glándula tiroides. Este órgano en forma de mariposa en la base del cuello es el que nos mantiene con energía y mantiene nuestro...
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September 25, 2009
Few of us give much thought to the thyroid gland. This butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the neck keeps us feeling energetic and keeps our metabolism humming smoothly. The...
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September 25, 2009
Updated September 21, 2010 to include research on exposure to particulate matter while matter. In the 1970s about 40 percent of our nation's children, myself included, walked or...
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September 25, 2009
Can global warming change your life? If you are an allergy sufferer, it probably already has.
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July 9, 2009
  Some 200 species of mosquitoes inhabit the United States, and in hot, damp weather they thrive. Mosquito-borne West Nile virus was bad enough, but pesticide spraying...
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May 28, 2009
Few companies are taking any action to address concerns regarding hormone-disrupting BPA, according to a recent study of 20 leading publicly-traded packaged food companies...
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August 27, 2009
  Insect-repellent apparel has been available at outdoor gear retailers since 2003, when the EPA approved Buzz Off Insect Shield as safe for human use and for the environment...
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August 19, 2009
  Although sunscreens have gone from the tan enhancers of the 1970s to the cancer defense of the 2000s, we have not actually changed our desire to bake to a golden brown....
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June 11, 2010
Are there safe mosquito repellents that work?
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May 24, 2010
How do you think the health of local communities around the gulf will be impacted from the oil?
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May 24, 2010
How does this situation affect the shrimping/fishing industry in terms of the quality of our food?
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March 25, 2008
Dental amalgam contains 50 percent mercury, a known neurotoxin, in its composition, yet it remains in use. The waste from dental ofices and human excrements of those with "silver...
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