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A Corporation Responds to Consumer Demands

I sent an email to General Mills expressing my frustration that the company continues to sell food in cans lined with BPA. I received this response. General Mills uses can coatings that fully comply with all applicable global requirements for safe use in food contact materials. But we know that some consumers would like us […]

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Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

Did you catch these news reports this week? Millions of Americans have been ingesting them for years—perchlorate, hexavalent chromium, volatile organic compounds—not because they’re safe, but because they are among 6,000 toxins the EPA has not gotten around to regulating in municipal drinking water systems.  (Forbes, 8/9/11). Pregnant women participating in a pilot study at […]

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Sunny Summer Days Indoors

It’s a hot one in New York City, but it’s not the temperature that keeps Sweet William and me indoors. It’s the air quality. Today’s Air Quality Index forecast for New York City is 147, “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.” (Check the Index for your location here.) William’s status as an active young child qualifies him […]

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Safety V. Profit

Let me summarize “After Long Battle, Safer Cribs,” which appeared in the July 15 issue of the New York Times. New crib safety regulations — the first in 30 years — went into effect on June 28. Drop-side cribs are prohibited from being sold, crib slats and mattress supports must be strengthened, and crib hardware […]

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A Gentle Reminder

The EPA published its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and is receiving public comment until July 5. Please see that you are counted among the supporters of cleaner air for our children.  Send a brief email to Lisa Jackson at the email listed below.  It will make you feel good!  Be sure to reference the […]

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In Support of Cleaner Air

You have likely heard the news that the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first national standard for emissions of mercury and other pollutants from coal-burning power plants. Mercury emissions damage the nervous systems of fetuses and children. They aggravate asthma. They eventually accumulate in our waterways, rendering fish too toxic for pregnant women and […]

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