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Do You Idle?

The Children’s Environmental Health Center released a list of the top ten chemicals found in consumer products that are suspected to contribute to autism and learning disabilities. As I sit at a sidewalk cafe in New Orleans, writing and watching traffic, I’m thinking about #7 on that list: automotive exhaust. Will you join me in […]

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Joining the Effort

We’ve recently seen how online advocacy leads to change — think of Pink Slime or BPA. What if we could get manufacturers to stop using cancer-causing chemicals in products like strollers and car seats? Take a few seconds to sign this petition to Graco telling its president that you oppose the use of flame retardants […]

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Do you support a ban on BPA?

By March 31, the Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to continue to allow the use of BPA in food packaging. Enviromental Working Group has made it easy to contact the FDA. Click here to tell the agency that you support a ban on BPA in all food and food containers. I am writing […]

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The Clean Air Controversy

Moms Rising, Mocha Moms, and Moms Clean Air Force are hosting an Internet radio discussion with Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, about air quality and asthma. Click here to register a question or comment for Lisa Jackson. Click here to learn how to tune in. INTERNET RADIO PROGRAM: Mom to Mom – […]

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Harmful Chemicals Found in Consumer Products

A study by Silent Spring Institute reveals that consumer products contain hormone disruptors and chemicals linked to asthma that are not listed on the product labels. The peer-reviewed study, published yesterday in Environmental Health News, tested both conventional products and their alternatives, which are marketed as being safer. Harmful chemicals were found in all the […]

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Young Asthmatics on Capitol Hill

Check this out. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbrNZjRqfmQ]   If lobbyists for polluters were suddenly replaced by severely asthmatic children, then maybe Congress wouldn’t keep trying to gut clean air standards. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club unveiled this powerful new ad to build public awareness of and support for tough, new safeguards against industrial carbon pollution […]

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Diapers for Needy Families

Cotton Babies, a wonderful source of cloth diapers and baby gear, has started a program to provide diapers to needy families. Share the Love is a Cotton Babies program created to distribute used cloth diapers to families in need of a little extra support. Shortly before the arrival of their first child, Jenn and Jimmy […]

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Headlines: High Mercury Levels in Minnesota Babies

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that one in 10 babies along Minnesota’s North Shore are born with unhealthy levels of mercury in their bodies. Researchers attribute this to their mothers eating local fish. Mercury pollution primarily comes from coal-fired power plants. When the mercury falls to the ground, bacteria in wetlands and lakes convert it […]

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