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Environmental Health

On #RisersRadio This Week: #ProtectOurPlanet

September 18, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover a long fought childcare victory, the latest in the fight to #StopKavanaugh, what climate change and storms have in common and how we can protect our planet, and tips for safety in hurricanes and weather disasters. *Special guests include: Helen Blank, National...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018
Children are already back to school in many parts of the country... wow! Summer has flown by. It's a busy time of year, so we'll get right to the point: We need all hands on deck to fight the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, oppose guns in schools, demand Congress do...
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Parents Can Keep Children Safe from Dangerous Products With This Important Resource

August 14, 2018
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to...
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Even though Pruitt is out, his replacement is just as bad for our health

August 2, 2018
I grew up in Chicago in the 1960s, near Gary, Indiana’s steel mills. Air pollution was constant in my life - it was orange, thick, and scary. In summer, the smog hung over the city, thanks to frequent thermal inversions trapping the pollution. It smelled metallic and sulfuric, and like rust. It...
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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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