When an item is physically small, it may not convey the impact it has on the world. Paper receipts are small slips that carry with them vast environmental costs and can pose risks to our health through direct contact.
As this week is national men’s health week, we thought it’d be the perfect time to talk about the connections between toxic chemicals and our reproductive health.
Father’s day is right around the corner and a great time to talk about issues related to men’s health and toxic chemicals. A lot of our members are women, moms, moms-to-be, but that doesn’t dismiss the fact that toxic chemicals are compromising men’s health too.
We’ve got to hand it to the moms. For years, “green” mommas (including celeb Jessica Alba!) have been sharing tips on how to find and buy the safest, cleanest, greenest products for your family. Moms have been some of the biggest proponents of baby bottles and sippy cups that are free from the nasty endocrine […]
Dr. Leonard Weather Jr., R.Ph., M.D. is the 111TH President of the National Medical Association. The National Medical Association is dedicated to reducing and eliminating disparities in health and improving the lives of our patients, their families, and their communities. As the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in […]
Infertility. Early puberty. Decreased sperm counts. Breast and prostate cancers. These are just a few of the reproductive health problems that are increasing in the United States today. More and more evidence implicates that some of these increases are linked to our constant exposure to toxic chemicals, from the air we breathe, to the water […]
Listen to the teleconference: Toxic Chemicals and Reproductive Health: What's the Relationship? http://saferchemicals.org/sc/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/mp3/repro-health-teleconference-18nov10.mp3 Infertility. Early puberty. Decreased sperm counts. Breast and prostate cancers. These are just a few of the reproductive health problems that are increasing in the United States today. More and more evidence implicates that some of these increases are linked to our […]
By Dr. Vanessa Cullins Vice President for Medical Affairs Planned Parenthood Federation of America “Going Green” means more than recycling your bottles and riding your bike to work. Here at Planned Parenthood, we understand that our environment and our bodies are inextricably connected. When our environments are polluted, so are our bodies. When we wash […]
Originally published on August 11, 2010 in GreenBiz.com Barry Cik is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, and founder of Naturepedic, an organic mattress company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Chemical Regulations and the Modern Mattress: The Stuff of Nightmares I’ve spent the last 30 years as an environmental […]
This past Monday night, I lay in bed trying unsuccessfully to fall asleep, plagued with anxiety. It wasn’t, alas, pre-holiday stress or fear that my holiday party would be a bust, although those kinds of personal tensions aren’t dissimilar to what I was feeling.