Water pollution caused by cosmetic chemicals, cleaning supplies and plastics

Sources of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in San Francisco Bay Published July 11, 2007 Water pollution caused by cosmetic chemicals, cleaning supplies and plastics 95 Percent of Wastewater Samples Show Widespread Use of Chemicals Advances in technology allow an unprecedented look at chemical contaminants in water bodies throughout the United States. In 2002, the first nationwide study [...]

2011 Saw Shopper Evolution

Anne D’Innocenzio with contributions by Christina Rexrode Associated Press December 27-28, 2011 NEW YORK -- Four new types of American shoppers have emerged this holiday season. There's the bargain hunter who times deals, and the midnight buyer who stays up late for discounts. There's also the returner who gets buyer's remorse, and the "me" shopper who self-gifts. It's the latest shift by consumers [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:56:03+00:00December 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Cleaning Products and “Right-to-Know”

Posted on November 17, 2011 by James Bruggers I could work full time trying to sort through product claims on consumer goods and what’s environmentally safe or not. I don’t have time for that. Today, however, the Kentucky Environmental Foundation in Berea is passing along a report from Women’s Voices for the Earth that involved testing on 20 cleaning products, concluding: New [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:55:13+00:00December 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A Chemical Christmas

If you’ve been struggling with that holiday bird—getting it browned just gorgeous outside while still juicy inside—this might be the explanation you’ve been looking for! It’s a bit Alton Brown meets Dr. Oz when it comes to the chemistry of cooking and the cautions to fully cook your meat, but it’s a great guide for [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:54:34+00:00December 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Are Chemical Companies Hiding Toxic Evidence?

—By Gavin Aronsen | Thu Jun. 2, 2011 1:23 PM PDT Ever wonder what kinds of chemicals make their way into your bloodstream? Good luck finding out. According to a new investigation by the Environmental Working Group, US chemical companies aren't reporting studies on levels of toxic pollutants in people's bodies—and the EPA is letting them get [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:51:59+00:00December 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Federal Definition of “Environmentally Preferable”

According to Executive Order 13101, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, provides the only legal definition of "environmentally preferable": Sec. 201. ‘‘Environmentally preferable’’ means products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose There are [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:51:06+00:00December 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|
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