Pollution

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

Trump’s EPA Actions on Formaldehyde Can Be Summed Up in One Word: Corrupt

BY ON February 15, 2019
This is an excerpt from a post written by Richard Denison, senior scientist for EDF: Today, Heidi Vogt at the Wall Street Journal reported on the systematic efforts by the Trump Administration to derail chemical assessments under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Decisions...

TOPICS: EPA, Politics, Pollution, Science, Toxics

Introducing Community Rx

BY ON February 14, 2019
This was written by Shakeila Stuckey James, Moms Clean Air Force Regional Field Manager: As the mom of two black girls and one black boy, I am deeply concerned about the disproportionate environmental health risks for African-American children. Black communities are more likely to be...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Environment, Georgia, Motherhood, North Carolina, Pollution, Social Justice

Wheeler Will Not Protect North Carolina

BY ON February 4, 2019
This op-ed was written by Kelle Pressley-Perkins. She is a Moms Clean Air Force member from Charlotte, North Carolina. The post originally appeared on WRAL.com: One of the real perks of being a mother to nine home-schooled children is that I make sure our family talks...

TOPICS: Activism, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, North Carolina, Politics, Pollution, Pregnancy

Moms Welcome EPA Employees Back to Work

BY ON January 28, 2019
  This morning, D.C. area moms and kids showed up bright and early, muffins and Valentines in hand, to welcome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees back to work at the agency’s federal headquarters in Washington, D.C. EPA employees were furloughed for a record thirty-five days due to the...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Washington DC