Toxics

Pending Pick for EPA Chief is Bad for Kids, Bad for Colorado

BY ON February 20, 2019
This op-ed published originally in Colorado Politics was written by Christine Berg. Christine is the Colorado field organizer for Moms Clean Air Force:  A toxic class of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS has contaminated drinking water across the country including here in Colorado. Under immense pressure from...

TOPICS: Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Colorado, EPA, Politics, Pollution, Toxics

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

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

It’s Time to Talk About Toxic Chemicals

BY ON January 23, 2019
Here’s what we know: Exposure to toxic chemicals harms the health of our children and contributes to disease. Parents are dedicated conscientious product consumers – reading labels, checking ingredient guides. But to protect yourself and your family, it’s important to remember this: The chemical companies spend tens...

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