Skip to main content

Environmental Health

Senator Gillibrand: Statement on Pres. Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Accord

June 3, 2017
This decision by President Trump to leave the Paris Accord is irresponsibly shortsighted and harmful to the United States. There is no credible doubt that climate change is real and is caused by human activity. We have irrefutable data that temperatures are rising, Arctic ice is melting, sea levels...
Kirsten Gillibrand's picture

It was like being in a real-life horror movie

June 2, 2017
“ I have always known how dangerous pesticides can be...But I never thought I would one day have to go to the emergency room because of them.” - Aylin, cabbage worker This is what happened to 19-year old Aylin and 50+ other cabbage workers as they labored at a Bakersfield, CA farm on Cinco de Mayo...
Jocelyn Sherman's picture

Fue como estar en una película de terror, pero real

June 2, 2017
“Siempre he estado consiente de lo peligroso que los pesticidas pueden ser…pero nunca pensé que algún día tendría que ir a la sala de emergencia a causa de eso”. - Aylin, trabajadora de la col (repollo). Esto fue lo que le sucedió a Aylin de 19 años de edad, y a más de 50 trabajadores de la col,...
Jocelyn Sherman's picture

It's called 'having a country'

June 2, 2017
Shouldn’t we all have a stake in ensuring all residents of our nation have safe water to drink, clean air to breath, food on the table, a place to call home, a good education, and quality, affordable health care? Public investments to ensure basic living standards for all Americans should be what we do. It's called “having a country.” President Trump's budget would end that.
Lecia Imbery's picture
Take action!

Tell Trump and Congress: Don't Play Politics With Our Kids' Health!

May 30, 2017
"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a partisan or a...
Karen Showalter's picture

Online Premiere! Healthy Products, Healthy People

May 20, 2017
SAVE THE DATE! JUNE 22 , 29, JULY 6 ONLINE PREMIERE: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY PEOPLE What : Webcasts Premiering Four Minute Videos On Six Chemical Classes of Concern When: 11am-12pm PDT ; 2-3pm EDT ; 8-9pm CET June 22 : Introduction, Highly Fluorinated chemicals, Antimicrobials June 29 :...

When Parents Get Involved in School Health, #WellnessWins

May 9, 2017
By Ahna Bizjak, Parent and Former PTO President, Oregon School District, WI When it comes to learning healthy habits, parents are children’s first teachers. From cooking nutritious meals at home to being a role model for staying physically active, we lay the foundation for our children’s future...
Ahna Bizjak's picture

Protecting NH kids from lead - we can make a difference!

March 27, 2017
Lead exposure remains a problem across the country and right here in New Hampshire. Every year, several hundred New Hampshire children are found to be poisoned by lead – a dangerous neurotoxin that, even at low levels of exposure, can result in permanent, irreversible harm , such as cognitive...
TomIrwin's picture

Fast Food and Furniture: A Toxic Connection

March 15, 2017
You probably know that fast food is not “health food,” but you may not know that even the packaging in your fast food could be making you sick. According to a recent study , about 40% of the wrappers, containers and boxes used for fast food tested positive for fluorine, suggesting that they are...
Judy Levin's picture

Pages