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Blue Bell Recalls are a Public Health Wake-Up Call

April 21, 2015
Blue Bell creamery has suffered a series of brain freeze-level headaches this spring. For the first time ever, the Texas-based company is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream products from the market after being linked to three food-illness-related deaths. Lysteria bacteria contaminated ice...
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Two Years After West Disaster, Are Communities Any Safer?

April 17, 2015
Two years ago today (April 17th, 2013), a fertilizer plant explosion devastated West, Texas. Fifteen people died, including 12 volunteer firefighters. The blast demolished an apartment building and nursing home, and damaged three nearby schools. In the two years since, there have been over 350...
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Are You in a Vulnerability Zone?

April 14, 2015
My apartment in central Denver is charming, slightly overpriced, and within walking distance of shops, parks, and... chemical facilities. I wasn't expecting that. I'm also not unique. Over 100 million Americans live around dangerous chemical plants and refineries. We live, work, play, and go to...
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Helping Our Kids Choose Health Now, And as Adults

April 9, 2015
Right now, we’re celebrating National Public Health Week , which is focused on how we can become the healthiest nation possible by 2030. Fifteen years from now, my daughter will be beginning her adult life—that feels like a long way off, but it’ll be here before I know it. As a public health...
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Why are antibiotic-free McNuggets such a big deal?

March 10, 2015
McDonald’s announced a new policy to curb the overuse of antibiotics in raising the chickens that become their McNuggets and other chicken products. This is a big step towards saving antibiotics and protecting public health,
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Comunidades saludables: Continuación de los "asuntos pendientes" de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA)

February 26, 2015
Comencé en Earthjustice hace cinco meses, después de haber trabajado en la Administración de Obama como asesora del administrador de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, Environmental Protection Agency). Mi trabajo consistía en asesorar a la EPA en cuanto a asuntos de justicia ambiental, que...
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How Healthier Kids Can Mean More Money for Schools

February 18, 2015
If you’re a parent or caregiver of a school-aged child, you’re probably familiar with the question, “But do I have to go to school today ?” All kids, no matter how much they like school, sometimes want to spend the day doing other things. (I suppose we don’t really outgrow that urge…) But though...
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Reducing Ozone is a Matter of Life and Death

January 26, 2015
A Battle is Brewing Over EPA's Proposed Smog Standards
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NO to cancer risk with our makeup!

January 13, 2015
Makeup can be intimate. When I use it, I may brush it around my eyes and massage it into my face. It should never contain chemicals that could cause cancer. Our friends at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently investigated L’Oreal products commonly found on store shelves, and the results were...
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Working in the Regenerative Economy

December 18, 2014
“If we want stronger communities and more fulfilling, connected lives, we’re going to have to build them – together.” – Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union
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