WE ACT For Environmental Justice: “Moms Make The Connection Between Their homes And What Is Making Their Family Sick.”

BY ON November 3, 2014
  This past March, a gas explosion that leveled two buildings and killed eight people, devastated the East Harlem community in New York City. For a neighborhood already facing environmental challenges, it was a major blow. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal pointed...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, New York

Fracking And Toxic Air

BY ON October 30, 2014
A new study, published today in the journal Environmental Health, identifies potentially hazardous concentrations of air pollutants near some oil and gas operations in five states. The research shines a light on what some communities face as US oil and gas development accelerates. The United...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Fracking, Natural Gas

Is BPA In Cash Register Receipts Worse Than We Thought?

BY ON October 30, 2014
This post was written by Lindsay McCormick , Research Analyst, and Richard Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical, and has been associated with health effects such as premature puberty and developmental neurotoxicity. Massive quantities...

TOPICS: Toxics

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