The environmental health field has worked for decades to show the environment isn’t something “out there”, but rather is intimately linked to our health and well-being. Air pollution and asthma, toxic chemicals and infertility, community pollution and cancer clusters, these are all issues the environmental health movement is fighting for. This wonderful infographic gives the background of environmental health as it relates to toxic chemicals.
The Vermont state Senate could approve legislation as soon as today limiting exposure to a toxic flame retardant (the same one that was removed from children’s PJ’s decades ago) and is now turning up in home furnishings like sofas. Washington state and Connecticut are not far behind. So far, our friends at Safer States count […]
By Mary Brune, Co-founder of Making our Milk Safe (MOMS). Originally published for Generation Green, the blog for the Center for Environmental Health, on January 20th, 2011. On my way into work last Friday I heard a story on NPR about a UCSF study that found dozens of toxic chemicals in the bodies of pregnant […]
By Bobbi Chase Wilding, Organizer at Clean New York. Can I tell you my secret? I have toxic products in my home. As an environmental health advocate for more than a decade, I know more than the average mom about where toxic chemicals might lurk and what kinds of impacts they could have on my […]