Tag: children’s health

Mr. Tortorello: Stop the Toxic Insults;They Aren’t Helping

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Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog Reading Michael Tortorello’s recent piece published March 14th in the New York Times (“Is It Safe to Play Yet? Going to Extreme Lengths to Purge Household Toxins”), evoked in me the same reaction the writer insinuates that reports of environmental toxins evoke in many mothers: crazed anger. Or…

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NY Advocates Win PCBs Right-to-Know Battle

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By Mary Brune, crossposted from the Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog A few weeks back I wrote about MOMS member Penelope Jagessar-Chaffer joining dozens of other concerned citizens at a press conference on the steps of NY City Hall to urge the NY City Council to pass legislation that would force disclosure of PCBs…

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A Lesson in Toxics – Why Banned PCBs are Cause for Concern in Schools

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Crossposted from Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS) blog. When she first set out to learn what chemicals might be lurking in her body, mother-of-two Penelope Jagessar-Chaffer had no idea what she would discover. She was horrified to learn that PCBs, a group of flame retardant chemicals banned in the 1970s because of links to various…

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Danger at Disneyland: Lead Poisoning

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The “happiest place on Earth” just became a little less happy. Today, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation (Mateel), and the Ecological Rights Foundation (ERF) reported on high levels of lead found at Disney’s California theme parks, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. In one item at Disneyland that is accessible…

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Be a Super Hero for Safer Chemicals on August 10th

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Are you sick of trying to avoid the many products that contain chemicals that pose health hazards to your family?  Every week, we see another study linking chemicals in our homes, schools and workplaces to cancer, infertility, autism, developmental disorders, and more.  Toxic chemicals in plastics, hazardous flame retardants in baby products, hormone-disrupting chemicals in…

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Lead in Toys? Today We Told Congress, No

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Right now, our Congress is debating how much lead is okay to expose children to. Really.  To Tea Partiers and the billionaires who profit from the anti-regulatory rhetoric those Tea Partiers spout, corporate profits are far more important than children’s health. On Tuesday, Congressional advocates for children’s health called on CEH for our urgent help…

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