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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

February 21, 2017
Walking in nature connects us to each other and, as science is now telling us, also helps us recover from anxiety and stress. Frederick Law Olmsted knew as much, understanding the essential links between green space, human health and democracy.
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Why I'm Joining the Moral March on Raleigh

February 9, 2017
I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I'm raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) 11 years ago, and almost all of them since...
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Stop Trump's Dangerous Pick for EPA

February 8, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the agency that safeguards our air, drinking water, and regulates chemicals in our environment. It is one of the most important agencies protecting the environment for our children and generations to come. The next head of the Environmental Protection...
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NYC City Hall: Activists Urge Lawmakers To Pass Right to Know Act

December 12, 2016
Today, MomsRising, Girls for Gender Equity, w omen, trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers anchored a presser at City Hall to call on Council to pass the Right To Know Act. I n communities across the city, women and trans* and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face gender-specific humiliation...
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