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2011-04-25 11:50:00

The 35-year-old federal law governing toxic chemicals in the environment is not enough to protect kids and pregnant women from toxic chemicals --they need an overhaul, says a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. "It is widely recognized to have been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace," the academy states in a policy statement that will published in the May issue of the journal...

2011-04-01 09:00:00

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SheaMoisture, committed to creating the highest quality, natural products at affordable prices, has partnered with Walgreens to launch a new line of hair care. With Walgreens as SheaMoisture's exclusive national drugstore retail partner, consumers now have easy access to natural, therapeutic and sustainable hair products. The line will be available at more than seven thousand Walgreens stores as well as on Walgreens.com beginning April 1,...

2011-03-02 18:06:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, today published a major scientific article from researchers at PlastiPure, CertiChem, and Georgetown University, focused on quantifying and addressing the potential health issue of estrogenic activity (EA) in plastic products. The results of this study indicate that the large majority of commercially available...

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2011-01-14 11:21:59

The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF. The study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted. Analyzing data for 163 chemicals, researchers detected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides,...

2010-12-28 09:00:00

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year we announce our new goals to ring in 2011. We joke with friends and family about resolutions we plan to honor but we just don't intend to keep. We rarely use the word "resolutions" in mid-January let alone mid-June. Online eco-friendly retailer World of Green is taking a different approach in hopes to change that mindset by sharing 31 Daily Green Tips & Giveaways that give people tangible ways to make a...

2010-10-11 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PlastiPure, a safer-plastics technology company, has announced a partnership with ReliaBrand to license infant feeding, sports bottle, food packaging, and medical products free of harmful chemicals that cause estrogenic activity (EA). Chemicals with EA have been strongly linked to adverse health effects such as birth defects, reproductive cancers, and behavioral and learning disorders. The widely known chemicals BPA and phthalates are only a few of...

2010-09-28 15:11:00

Teens, Parents, Nurses Demand Halt to Toxic Spraying in Stores NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenagers from Teens Turning Green are leading more than two dozen groups including parents, environmental health advocates, women's and medical organizations in demanding that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) stop spraying its signature fragrance Fierce inside and outside its stores. Emily Packer, co-president of Teens Turning Green explains, "Teens don't want to be in or...

2010-08-19 15:19:45

Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The new findings, to be published Aug. 19 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), are the first to examine the influence of prenatal organophosphate exposure on the later development of attention problems. The researchers found that prenatal...

2010-08-05 13:59:00

Homes in low-income and affluent communities in California both had similarly high levels of endocrine disruptors, and the levels were higher in indoor air than outdoor air, according to a new study believed to be the first that paired indoor and outdoor air samples for such wide range (104) of these substances. The study appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Ruthann Rudel and colleagues note concern about the reproductive and other health effects of...

2010-05-13 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) published a report on May 12, 2010 entitled "Not So Sexy - The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance" which includes alarmist phrases such as: "can trigger allergic reactions," "disrupt hormones," "end up inside people's bodies." The Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA) says the reality is that fragrances are safe. The industry has a long and comprehensive safety testing program for its...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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