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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m just a little overwhelmed by the work crews passing through my home, so I’m going to focus on one tip guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving a little happier. When you warm those tasty leftovers, don’t use plastic in the microwave. Dr. Philip Landrigan of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, along with numerous scientists and health […]

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What’s that stuff in my bra? (Grist, 9/17/12) Invoking the precautionary principle when it comes to foam rubber bras: “Why cloak ourselves in maybe-yucky polyurethane all day when we could reduce our reliance on petroleum and chemicals by investing in a nice, simple, organic-cotton number?” In the wake of studies showing high levels of arsenic […]

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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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Dr. Landrigan’s Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Dr. Philip Landrigan is a pediatrician and the director of Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center. Here’s a link to his 8 tips for a healthy pregnancy. They include beware of lead, eat only safe fish, and avoid phthalates and BPA. Landrigan’s advice should be heeded not only by pregnant women, but also by those […]

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Time to Wash the Curtains?

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was a toddler. I wish that made me unique, but 20 million Americans have asthma. Asthma has a genetic component and an environmental component. Like other children with one asthmatic parent, Sweet William and Darling Fergus have 1 in 3 chance of developing it. An environmental exposure might […]

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