Science

Interview: Dr. Leonardo Trasande, Author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future and What We Can Do About It

BY ON February 19, 2019
Of the 80,000 chemicals currently used in the US, most haven’t been tested for their effects on our health. These chemicals are everywhere. They lurk in things our children come in contact with every single day: furniture, toys, cleaning products, personal care products, and our...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Fracking, Science, 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

Sen. Capito Should Protect West Virginia from Wheeler

BY ON February 6, 2019
This op-ed was written by Penny Dacks. It originally appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia:  After the longest government shutdown in history, I have been trying to impress on my school-age daughter that some things are too important to shut down or ignore. In a...

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

Polar Vortex Explained

BY ON January 30, 2019
I’ve been trying to stay on top of the extreme weather news—trying to understand just how dangerous climate change is becoming. Climate scientists are making connections between a warming world and frigid temperatures. “What is causing such extreme weather across the United States? The polar...

TOPICS: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Science

People Across the Country Agree: #StopWheeler

BY ON January 15, 2019
In case you missed Dominique’s op-ed in the New York Times, here are a few highlights: “When I was pregnant with my first child, 35 years ago, one of the first things my doctor in Texas told me was to stop eating tuna, swordfish and...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, EPA, Food, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Pregnancy, Religion, Science, Social Justice