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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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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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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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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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