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Congress to EPA: Finalize Dioxin Study Once and For All!

April 11, 2011
Today, Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) and 72 members of Congress sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the EPA to finalize their long-delayed study on Dioxin once and for all. Read all about it in Rep. Markey's press release. EPA’s study on dioxin has been delayed for over 20 years due...
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The BPA Diet

April 11, 2011
According to magazines and TV commercials, I will be spending the next three months in a swimsuit. To someone who has worked full time every summer since I was fourteen, and had the Bay Area pleasure of having a sultry summer day cap out around 65 degrees, I say hooray! (Although I’m still not sure...
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"Get toxic chemicals out of my_________!"

April 9, 2011
A MomsRising member recently asked us: “ Is there a list of Bisphenol A (BPA)-free canned goods ?” It's a common question that comes from a common situation. After all, BPA is a toxic chemical that's been linked with cancer, learning disabilities, infertility, and more. So, like all of us, this...
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Radiation in Your Children’s Water

April 4, 2011
Radiation now pollutes the drinking water in Tokyo, far from the scene of the ruined power plants. Could that happen in the United States, with our 104 active nuclear power plants, the most of any nation in the world? In fact, it’s already happened, and goes on still, not the outcome of a unique...

Ensuring a Future for My Children

April 4, 2011
( My father, Diego Batista, at one of his favorite fishing spots in Key West, Florida. ) I consider myself to be an optimistic person. I did score a 90 out of 100 in an online happiness survey. As I often joke with friends, it’s the Puerto Rican in me. Did you know that Puerto Rico consistently...
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Some cosmetics companies treat every day like April Fool's Day

April 1, 2011
When we were 12 and 13 years old my girlfriends and I would often troll the cosmetics aisle of our local drugstore looking for new and exciting products to buy with our allowance money. Being a green-minded person even then, I reached for cosmetics I thought were natural, like Aveeno, Herbal...

Healthy Food Procurement Policies Stress Prevention on National, State, and Local Levels

March 24, 2011
The United States Department of Health and Human Services unveiled its Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations . This strategy of prevention coincides with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to create a generation of healthier children in...
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Oil Spills Happen All the Time, It's Time We Started Paying Attention

March 23, 2011
As we learned from the BP oil disaster, the full cost of an oil spill is more than the price of some boom and a good PR person. It also includes lost income from local fishermen, health care for children who inhale dispersants, and long term testing of both marine life and human life. Oil spills happen in the Gulf of Mexico all the time, but it isn’t everyday that people pay attention. It’s time we start. It’s time we stop having to react to environmental disasters. It’s time we start building a more sustainable economy, creating a safer energy industry, and protecting what we have left while there’s still time.
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The Oil Is Not Gone. The Gulf Coast Needs Your Help.

March 17, 2011
Our Waterkeepers are on the front lines of the BP oil disaster. They are the fishermen, the community members, the people of the Gulf coast who were here before the oil and will be here after all the attention goes away. The oil is not gone. The Gulf coast needs your help.
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Together, we can defeat cancer.

February 22, 2011
Cancer may seem like a huge monster that we can’t do anything about. This year, we have a way to get that monster out from the under bed. In its annual report to the President last year, the President’s Cancer Panel confirmed that exposure to toxic chemicals is an important but under-recognized...
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