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Climate change is killing us

August 22, 2018
“The air is literally unsafe to breathe . I've had a pounding headache for two weeks straight. My four year old has had a sore throat, constant cough, and and is wondering why he hasn't been able to play outside in a week. My one year old keeps sneezing and trying to play with the *three* new air...
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Why I'm Watching Dark Waters This Week

November 27, 2019
Please go see Dark Waters , the riveting and important story of attorney Rob Bilott, soon. It's playing now around the country. And please do share the message to see the film with your friends and colleagues. The film's social action team seeks to increase the film's impact and hope it will be a...
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Webinar on Personal Care Products & Reproductive Health

August 27, 2019
The National Women’s Health Network has been working to raise awareness and advocate for strong federal regulation of cosmetic and personal care products. Most of us use these products—from shampoo and sunscreen to makeup and hair dyes—on a daily basis, some of which contain ingredients and...
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Tackling Air Pollution from the Inside Out

August 22, 2019
As an internist, I thought I knew a lot about what makes people sick. Until I became a mother. And then got sick myself. First, I developed an autoimmune thyroid condition. Over the next few years, this escalated into complex, debilitating conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and dysautonomia (...
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Ending Lead Exposure at NC Child Care Centers

March 18, 2019
Here’s a welcome good news story about kids’ health and the environment: In North Carolina, public health officials have been working for more than 30 years to eliminate childhood lead poisoning – and have come very close to doing so. Child blood levels have dropped dramatically population-wide...
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Making Streets Safer Across the Nation

January 4, 2019
Complete streets policies make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring people can safely get where they need – to work, school, the library, grocery store, restaurants and shopping destinations. The good news is that 30 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted complete streets policies; however, only 17 of those have policies that go deeper with clear requirements for action. Thankfully, organizations across the country are working to resolve this issue. Read below to learn more about the recent successes in Milwaukee and other complete streets campaigns...
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Monsanto Lawsuit Reveals a Broken EPA

September 24, 2018
After a California jury found Monsanto culpable in Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last month month, lawsuits against the company swelled from 5,200 to 8,000 . People like Dewayne who were harmed by Roundup will likely see some justice in the months and years ahead, but their suffering...
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Free Power Pack!
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Get Your Healthy School Power Pack!

September 19, 2018
All of our children deserve the opportunity to succeed, whether they want to be an astronaut, open a restaurant, or play third base. Children are full of possibility and potential. As parents, caregivers and adults, that gives us great hope for this world. Our children will craft and create a...
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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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