chemicals





8/1/2016
Recent scientific studies suggest that the widely used antibacterial substance triclosan is not as harmless as we thought it was. It has significant health effects on different systems of the human body, while toxic intermediate can form easily once it is released in the environment.
5/31/2013
We are inundated with green messages that can sometimes be confusing or misleading. This phenomenon is especially true when it comes to the paint industry. There is much talk about No-VOC and Low-VOC paints, but what is the truth behind it?
5/3/2012
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
4/26/2012
Trace amounts of chemicals are particularly harmful to developing babies, which means expectant mothers should be careful. In the first post of a series, Jessica Kellner writes about the dangers of BPA and how to avoid the chemical.
4/18/2012
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
11/30/2011
How potentially dangerous chemicals are tested and are they really that safe for humans or not.
10/11/2010
Although the well that caused the BP oil spill is now dead, the spill’s effects live on. Debate about oil dispersants, such as Corexit, and concerns regarding the settled oil on the ocean floor that came from Deepwater Horizon continue to grow. To understand how the spill impacted and continues to affect the Gulf of Mexico, MOTHER EARTH NEWS spoke with Ronald J. Kendall, director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.   
10/8/2010
A clogged sink can be fixed without harsh chemicals!
8/5/2008
This summer, the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone is estimated to be the largest yet since records began back in 1985.
7/30/2008
CCA-treated (copper, chromium and arsenic) wood fences can contaminate your garden if they're too close.
7/23/2008
The Gulf of Mexico's dead zone continues to expand.  This summer, it's estimated to grow to the size of 10,084 square miles, which is the size of Massachusetts.




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