Children’s Health

Andrew Wheeler Takes the Helm at EPA. What’s Next for Crucial Safeguards?

BY ON March 8, 2019
This was written by Martha Roberts. It originally posted on Climate 411:  Just last week, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator. His installation signals a broader pivot point in defending EPA safeguards. Over the last two years, the Trump administration’s efforts to categorically...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Renewable Energy

Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

BY ON February 28, 2019
Andrew Wheeler — a former coal industry lobbyist and Acting Administrator after disgraced Scott Pruitt resigned — has just been confirmed to become the official head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This takes the country another step further in the direction of normalizing the...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Politics

New Study: Pesticide Levels in Families Drop Dramatically After One Week of Eating Organic

BY ON February 20, 2019
This was written by Robyn O’Brien: A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, the pesticides detected...

TOPICS: Cancer, Children's Health, Food, Pollution, Pregnancy, Toxics