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Tag: Toxic Chemicals

A new scorecard tells us about the toxic chemical footprints of everyday plastics. But the game between industry and consumers is still rigged.
Our top picks: today's environmental news and best #greenreads.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
“Everything was toxic”: Concerns about the chemicals rampant in household products is driving new parents across the country to purge their homes and seek non-toxic alternatives. But are some going to unhealthy extremes in... read more >
Undescended testicles are among the most common birth defects in the United States. Chemicals that we use in plastics and personal care products appear to be the culprit.
The notoriously toothless Toxic Substances Control Act could be revised this year, and the authors of this book make a colorful case for much-needed change.
The damage inflicted by the BP oil spill on the natural environment in the Gulf Coast region is plainly visible, but what's not as apparent is the potential damage the spill poses to human health. Community members are... read more >
Houses once used as meth labs dot the country, threaten health of unknowing future residentsJaimee Alkinani and her husband had just bought their first home in a quiet suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. The house was nice:... read more >
Manmade chemicals known as phthalates may be lurking in your children's toys
NRDC experts tackle many of the same issues covered in OnEarth by independent journalists. Here's a quick peek behind the headlines.
As researchers puzzle over the reasons for colony collapse disorder—the mass death of bees—German regulators are pointing the finger at pesticides.
What to expect when you're expecting takes on a whole new meaning: Kim Larsen reviews Poisoned Profits and The Body Toxic.
The hard lessons taught by Hurricane Katrina.