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Environmental Health

Let’s Be Clear: No Lead for Kids

April 23, 2018
There is no safe level of lead for any child, and expectant moms are also affected . Children of color, and children from low-income communities, tend to have the highest exposure levels. We know this for many reasons, including required blood-lead level testing of young children. But we also know...
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Are You Feeding Your Kids Fruits and Veggies Grown with Oil Wastewater?

February 23, 2018
Could a loophole in organic standards and food safety regulations mean that parents looking to feed their kids healthy food might end up giving them produce grown with wastewater from oil production? They might be, if they give them Halos mandarins, Grimmway Cal-Organic or Bunny Luv carrots, Bee...
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The Atlantic Eats Up Big Pesticide’s Poison Dollars

February 13, 2018
On Thursday, The Atlantic is hosting a livestreamed event called "Harvest: Transforming the Food We Eat". It looks to be a fascinating discussion of new food technologies, including making meat without animals and other cutting-edge ideas. And don't get me wrong, I have loved The Atlantic ever...
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Stay alive, stay connected

January 3, 2018
Check out the late Grace Lee Boggs on how to foster solidarity and make it through this horrible time with our souls and hopefully our social fabric intact. Her words are only becoming more and more important. “I’ve come to believe that you cannot change any society unless you take responsibility...
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Scott Pruitt’s “Mission” for the EPA is a nightmare for moms

December 6, 2017
This week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is testifying before members of Congress in a hearing entitled “The Mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.” Although the official mission of the EPA is to “protect human health and the environment,” Scott Pruitt and President Trump have...
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Tell U.S. Senate: NO on Michael Dourson!

November 17, 2017
As a child, I spent weeks every summer rambling around my family farm in southern Ohio. A favorite destination was an old stream bed that fed into a larger creek on the edge of our property. And although I love taking my own kids down to that farm, I can't let them play in the water as I once did...
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How the Powerful Meat Industry Denies the Science on Antibiotics Used in Livestock

November 17, 2017
Say a powerful, multibillion dollar industry has bet the farm on routinely using important human antibiotics where they’re not needed. Now, make a guess about that industry’s playbook once the world’s most respected health agency pronounces that this practice is endangering lives? Denial?...
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Halloween Roundup: Have a fun, spooky, and safe holiday!

October 27, 2017
Also featured on our Care.com blog , check it out here: https://www.care.com/c/stories/12485/halloween-roundup-have-a-fun-spooky... At MomsRising, we want your family to have the best - and safest - Halloween possible! From toxic chemicals to food allergies, there are many spooky things that could...
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Climate Change Is Here, Now, Affecting Us Intensely. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

October 21, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . To say that the last month has been intense is an understatement. I have family in Puerto Rico – my grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins and the rest of my mother’s extended family– and like every other Puerto Rican on the island, they are feeling the...
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Puerto Rico: The Real Hunger Games

October 13, 2017
In the popular book turned movie, The Hunger Games, set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Capitol of Panem (bread in Latin), rules over thirteen nation-states referred to as districts. After one district attempts to ignite a rebellion against the Capitol, the ruling government obliterates it...
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